Evidence of Love

My six-year-old granddaughter, Brielle, never shows up empty-handed when she comes to visit. Many times, she’s the first of her tribe of seven into the house. She always rushes to the kitchen where she knows she’ll find me and delivers her latest note or picture. This week, it was a drawing of me holding her…

Life Plus Birthday Cake

It’s Only a Test Just as I’m getting used to the new rhythm, things begin to change again. I like my routine, mostly. It gives a measure of comfort to know what to expect. But sameness is never good for our core muscles, whether they are physical, mental, or spiritual. We need to be challenged…

Go Ahead, Take a Bite

“Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 5:8 But First, Fill Up Your Plate With Some Good Stuff In my last post, I shared how…

Lip Smackin’ Goodness

Baby J has discovered food and she’s loving it. I mean, all of it. Good thing since she lives with us foodies. She’s game to try whatever is on our plate. In fact, she prefers what we are eating over baby food and she lets us know her delight by smacking her lips between each…

Trustworthy Travel

When you’ve got a guide you can trust, you don’t have to worry about the path you’re on. ~Bob Goff I love to travel. Ask anyone who knows me, and they will tell you that I have a bit of wanderlust in my blood. I am known as girlonadventure on Instagram. In fact, for those…

Traveling at the Speed of Baby

Whoa! It’s been quite a few weeks since I have posted. I am so sorry to have been away so long. I trust you all had wonderful celebrations through the holiday season. We did, but we also have had a very long visit from Cold and Flu. They have certainly stayed too long. We are…

Summer of Change

The end of another summer break has come, and we have delivered our eight-year-old granddaughter, Hero, back to her parents and a new school year. Time does seem to fly away even when you are looking. The good thing is, we have enjoyed every minute of it and made lots of memories. For the past…

A Lump of Coal

Our family is currently living through some very disappointing circumstances. A family member has left us to find what was missing in his life, leaving us missing him. The funny thing is, in the midst of our grief, God has given us beauty. We have experienced His love in some very tangible ways. His strength has given us peace, and a knowing that He does not intend to destroy us. His goal is good, bringing spiritual growth through a stronger and more focused relationship with Him.

Enough Is Enough

A couple of years ago, I was prompted to write a poem. You need to know poetry is not really in my wheelhouse but God called and I followed. What I wrote was in response to words I had heard from someone who was struggling with identity, with circumstances, with life. Being enough seemed out of reach. I know from my own experience it’s easy to go down the road of adding other words to myself like rejected, hopeless, broken, and unlovable. Thank God for His grace and mercy. God rescues us by pulling us from the slimy pit we find ourselves in.

Sometimes You Just Want to Be Carried

Our lives are filled with many responsibilities, one of which is being there when others need help. The whole loving your neighbor is wrapped up in this idea. Galatians 6:2 tells us to “carry one another’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfil the law of Christ.” But what happens when the path seems too long or there are events you did not anticipate that leave you wondering if you can make it?