Category Archives: personal

 Mother’s Day is not Totally for the Birds On one hand, I agree with Ann Voskamp when she wrote “Mother’s Day is for the birds” in her article found here. Her words are always like poetry to my ears. This time was no different, because like she said “I am no Hallmark mom.” “Real Womanhood […]

Slowing Down During the Christmas Crunch I am feeling it! It is Christmas crunch time! Fourteen more days and counting! My Martha Stewart skills are severely suffering. I haven’t even decorated the tree….ugh! But tonight is the night! I must begin to celebrate Advent, even though I am 15 days late. I have taken the […]

Changing the Stories of the Faces of Poverty Oh.my.goodness. I know your heart is much like mine and is touched deeply when you hear the plight of orphans around the world. But this blog post shot an arrow through my soul. This hit home in a big way. As most of you already know, there […]

What do those Little Valentine Candies Mean?  Love this lesson I saw on Facebook this week…reference was RiverKidz at RiverChurch Chattanooga. Can’t wait to go over this with my daughter today! Hope you enjoy the lesson! (I have included a few images from my daughter’s Valentine mini-photoshoot). Hope you have a great Valentine’s weekend! What some […]

Embrace the Moment {Cliche or not} Stop. Look around. Look up. Embrace the moment. “In repentance and rest is your salvation; in quietness and trust is your strength,” Isaiah 30:15 This is part of what prompted my post today… Oprah says this will shut your mouth. And I wanted to add this article, because it is […]

Hot Chocolate & Extra Marshmallows Please It is a fact at our house: never serve hot chocolate without marshmallows! And lots of them! As soon as it is the fall season…boom…requests for hot chocolate are never ending. Here, my little munchkin indulges in the sweet drink, with a smudge of sidewalk chalk smeared lightly on […]

Compassion at Christmas We have so much! Stuff everywhere. Would we give our treasures so easily like this little girl in this beautiful video?   Compassion International – Two Bracelets from Baas Creative on Vimeo.

Just Monkey Grass No. Small, yes…insignificant, no. If we look closely…very closely…say, with this macro lens like I used here. My plain-old monkey grass becomes a brilliant rainbow…not as perfect as the real thing, but with similar brilliance. I have said it before, but it resonates with me again today…seeking beauty seems to be my […]