The List

The List

This morning as I was hastily cleaning out my son’s backpack before school I came across his papers from last week. One paper in particular caught my attention. It was a list of things for which his is thankful. While I love the fact that Jackson mentioned his family...
“No.”

“No.”

Today was a big day for me. I said “No.” Saying “no” is not something I’m good at. In fact, I would go so far as to say it is probably one of my biggest downfalls. My children might not agree, especially when it comes to answering questions like, “Will you buy me...
What I Know

What I Know

A couple of weeks ago I shared with you my thoughts and feelings regarding the recent passing of several people in my life. If you haven’t had a chance to read My Shouting Match With God, you can find it here. I’ve had some time to think and reflect over the past...
My Shouting Match With God

My Shouting Match With God

If there’s one characteristic that defines me, perhaps better than most others, it is my empathy. I’m compassionate, but more than that, I sincerely empathize with others; even people with whom I am not closely associated. Almost as if by telepathy, I feel what those...
It Starts With Us

It Starts With Us

Today is the first day back to school in Artesia and can I just say – I love seeing all the “First Day of School” pictures my friends post on Facebook! I do! I love seeing how much their children are growing, how emotional they, as parents, are as they drop their...
In The Stillness, Listen. And Then Obey.

In The Stillness, Listen. And Then Obey.

As I previously mentioned, my son, Jackson, was adamant about vising Ukraine. He began expressing those feelings more than two years ago after doing some fundraising for a church in Novagrad-Valensky, and it was quite obvious that God himself had placed those feelings...