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A Gray Bin At The End Of My Rope

The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all he has made.  Psalm 145:9 So maybe I am being too hard on myself, but a short 48 hours ago, I was ready to call myself in and schedule a counseling appointment.  My diagnosis?  The least-effective-mom-on-the-planet. But can I tell you a little story? … Continue reading

Catching Up With My Bathroom Clock

Finally, just finally, we all decided to get on board with the clock that hangs above the door in my bathroom.  The one clock that never “fell back” last November. Today is the first day in four months I’m glad I never grabbed a stool and changed that thing. {wink}  Happy Daylight Savings to you. … Continue reading

If Your Road Turns Dark

We had been driving over an hour.  Sue and I were on our way to Concord, North Carolina for a conference one Friday in July. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves.  Two moms away from kids.  Left alone in a quiet car, we just might solve the economic crisis or cure world hunger. … Continue reading

If You Tend To Look Back…

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:19 Do you perceive it? The newness coming in with this new year? There is something deep and unspeakable within me that jumps at the thought. 2011 was very long. And dry at times. I would even use … Continue reading

Today While Tending Your Flock…

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them and they were terrified. Luke 2:9 Something stopped me this morning. I never realized (or had forgotten) that God shone His GLORY to the shepherds. I remembered the angel of the Lord appearing to them and later the … Continue reading

If Your Faith Is Shaken…

I have ran with the same friend for years. We meet at a small church parking lot near a stretch of sidewalk where we love to run. We have memorized what red light marks a 5K, what subdivision makes four miles and which fire hydrant adds up to five. Along this path, our friendship has … Continue reading

The Beauty Of Broken Pieces

My mother was a bargain shopper. A wheelin-dealin’, card carryin’, bona fide, clearance queen. No matter if it fit or matched – if it was 65% off she could make it work. I loved this about her.Spring 2002, Brent and I were nearing the Big Day. We had spent hours registering for dinnerware, Tupperware, Corningware, … Continue reading

Are You Hurting?

My heart is heavy this morning. There is hurt all around me. Many of my dearest friends are struggling with pain and disappointment -heartache that runs dreadfully deep. I am struggling with my own, as well. Do you know people in pain today? Are you one of them? In a seemingly hopeless world full of … Continue reading

God Wants Us To Ask

Anne Graham Lotz and I aren’t friends, sisters-in-Christ, yes, but true friends, no. So I can’t say she is “guest posting” for me this morning. However, I read her daily devotional and feel as if I know her. That being said, I feel freedom to share this post from the other day. I have pondered … Continue reading

Is Your Calendar Chaos?

Yesterday, the boys and I were outside. And it was hot. Like give me 150 SPF hot. But something ever so slight spoke of the coming of Fall. Ever. So. Slight. I can’t explain it. But despite the blazing sun, the hint was there. The blue of the sky, a light breeze, a faint smell … Continue reading