Author: Mary Michener

I Believe in You

I hear the bedroom door open. I hear the deep rumble of his voice. My heart starts to pound. I want to run in and rescue. I try to calm myself down, but the feeling of weight on my chest

A New Path

I was headed down a path. It seemed like the right path to be on. It was predictable. I didn’t like everything on the path, but it felt normal. I got used to moments of anxiety and fear. They didn’t

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Never Alone

We all want to go where everybody knows our names. We want to feel loved and cared for. We want to know we matter to others. There are so many times in life when we feel alone, or that no

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Deceived

The weather has packed quite a punch these last couple of weeks in Minnesota. We have gone from record breaking cold temperatures to accumulating about 10 inches of snow over a couple of days. Traveling on the roads has been

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Frozen

Minnesota has recently experienced a deep freeze. We are used to cold and snow in the winter, but we have achieved new extremes. As I write this it is -25 degrees, and when you factor in the windchill it feels

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Decision Time

Some decisions come easily others take significant contemplation and investigation. I have been shopping for carpet recently. It was my husband’s idea, but once he pushed go, I was off and running. I love redecorating a room in the house.

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Values

I was reading Dare to Lead  by Brene Brown and she described this values exercise. She took a list of values that was three columns on a page. Words like kindness, generosity, love, respect, and accountablilty filled the page. According to Brown to

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Breaking Dishes & Freedom

In honor of the 6 year anniversary of this blog, I am reposting the the post from year one that continues to be the most read post every year. Thank you God for your continued faithfulness to this blog-6 years

Significance

Significance, a word I heard several months ago, and has been stirring around in my heart since. It is something I want, however it means so much more to me today than it did as a young adult. In my

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New Beginnings

Silverware and new beginnings, what could be the connection? It started with a simple question to my youngest son. “Do you have any silverware in your room?” His answer was no. I was skeptical. I knew the silverware drawer was

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