December 01, 2014


I've been so blessed with abundance that I have not had time to write. Or hardly breathe. This has been an amazing, incredible year! Every day is a blessing. Every. Single. One.

Will try to get back to writing soon! :)

"They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness and shall sing aloud of your righteousness."  Psalm 145:7

August 02, 2014

Happy Birthday

For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition that I made to him.
1 Samuel 1:27

Today is my eldest's birthday! Seventeen, to be exact. I do not know how that's possible...seems like yesterday we were rushing to the hospital (I had a 2 hour labor. Don't hate me :) Time has flown.

I will never take motherhood for granted. It took three years and as many doctors to get me there. It was a heartwrenching journey of many tests and eventually surgery to fix what was standing in the way.

And I will never forget how utterly overwhelmed with love I was when he got here...and the feeling I had when I realized that as endless and deep my love for him was (and is!), that God loves me even more than that...I'm His child.

Happy Birthday! Being your mom is the best gift I've ever had. ♡

July 28, 2014

By the Sea

If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,  even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.   Psalm 139:9-10

We had a beautiful time at the beach. We fished (I caught a 4' shark!!), went crabbing, went swimming, went "junking" (and I found a cool antique iron, a red dish, and a lime green vase)...we ate lots of seafood, and there were several loud rounds of Pit played. A good time was had by all.

Today was back to the normal routine. I'm grateful for safe travels and the time by the sea...and I'm equally so to be home again.

July 23, 2014


I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.   Genesis 9:13

This was the view I had today....

A glorious reminder of the covenant, of His grace and mercy, always with us.

Amen and amen.

July 22, 2014


She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands.
Proverbs 31:13

The hands are willing...and I'm still learning! On my bucket list is learning to knit, and so far I have learned how to make socks, a basic shawl, and I'm working on my first sweater.  Its fun!

Today I continued on my third pair of socks, grateful for the time off from my regular work to enjoy knitting with abandon.


July 21, 2014

A Gorgeous Day

Yours is the day, yours also the night; you have established the heavenly lights and the sun.
Psalm 74:16

It was a gorgeous day.

Its nearing the end of July, a time when the sun usually blares and the humidity nearly drowns. But today was unseasonably comfortable!  A little sun, a little rain late day, and as I write this I'm sitting on a porch, rocking, soaking  up the stillness in a cool, gentle breeze.

Life is good.

July 20, 2014

Looking Up

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Psalm 19:1

About a year ago we went to Phoenix for the boys' spring break. It was the first time I had been that far west and I was amazed at the expanse of sky that was there! I grew up the the mountains, in a wooded neighborhood, and I live in a wooded neighborhood now. I'm just used to being nestled among the trees, and they offer their own kind of beauty and comfort. I wouldn't want it any other way.

But, I also love being in the expanse of vastly open sky, and today I found myself in a place where you can see forever in every direction.  It was beautiful and in that expanse where I felt rather small, I was reminded of just how big God's creation is...and how far reaching His arms.

Its good to be out of the forest, looking up.