Tag: Joy

Labor Day is a day when we are to rest from all our labor. Many have picnics and gather with families. We rest. We prepare for the new school year. I thought I would pause and reflect on what Scripture …

Labor Day Read More »

Tagged with:

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 …

Significance Read More »

Tagged with: ,

I am often asked and even wonder myself, “Am I doing what God wants me to do?” I really love it when God is crystal clear in what He wants me to do, but that doesn’t happen as often as …

Should I? Read More »

Tagged with: , ,

It feels a little strange around the house with the eldest off to college. He’s not far away, yet there is a strange emptiness around here. There is something to be said for less dishes and laundry, but mostly I …

Pure Joy Read More »

Tagged with:

“Why am I doing this to myself,” has been a question I’ve been asking myself for the last six weeks. We have been in a state of preparation. A few of the gardens in the yard had experienced years of …

Preparation Read More »

Tagged with: ,

                  Merry Christmas. I pray this day is one of celebration and remembrance of the incredible gift of Christ. In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be …

Merry Christmas Read More »

Tagged with: , , ,

Social media has a way of messing with me. Many of us have encountered a loss with a Facebook page that goes on into infinity. For me, those pages are a place to go for tribute and sweet remembrance. They …

Sweet Remembrance Read More »

Tagged with: ,

Sometimes I just don’t feel thankful. There I said it. I read countless gratitude posts on Facebook, and today I’m just not feeling it. I looked at my husband this evening and said, “I know I should be celebrating the …

Unwilling Gratitude Read More »

Tagged with: , ,

My oldest son is spending his senior year of high school at Bethel University where I work and teach. It’s a great opportunity to finish high school and earn college credit at the same time. It is also a great …

Ask Read More »

Tagged with: ,

Summer is a time of projects around our house. The first one to check off the list was a roof. What seemed endless as we began really was temporary. It was all hands on deck for tearing off the old …

It’s Temporary Read More »

Tagged with: ,