Praying James 5 – Suffering Patiently

 Suffering Suffering patiently is not a characteristic we look forward to building. How fast will this trial end? Lord, save us from these times!  These are our cries. Cries that fall on ears of one who is very familiar with suffering. From heaven he suffered...

Control Issues

Oh man, seventh grade strikes again. It was torture enough the first time around and this go-round with my soon-to-be thirteen-year-old is no more enjoyable. However, he has a couple of things going for him that I didn’t at this painfully awkward age--good looks and...
Pruning Roses

Pruning Roses

Today, I pruned our rose bushes. This is not my favorite job, even at the best of times. It certainly is not my favorite while being eight months pregnant. Pruning is hard work--prickly, back ache-y, and tough. Pruning is Necessary And yet, any gardener worth his salt...

Copycat Trader Joe’s Green Tea Muffins

Once upon a time, Trader Joe's carried a very special and unique boxed muffin mix. Like many of Trader Joe's unique items, I nor anyone I knew, had ever seen or heard of this kind of muffin before. And once you whipped up a batch of them, you never wanted any other...

Praying James 5 – A Warning

When Praying James is Hard We are entering into the last chapter of James.  I'll warn you, the first part is a scolding. It's easy to read this passage and want to apply it to someone else. But let's be careful not to do that. Let's focus on our own hearts, because...
Five Encouraging Psalms to Start Your Day

Five Encouraging Psalms to Start Your Day

What does your morning look like? Do you jump out of bed, heading straight to the window? Or maybe you're more like me and you press snooze several times before slowly dragging yourself to the coffee maker. You might be busy getting ready for work, meeting the needs...

My Valentine’s Day Confession

Valentine's Day is supposed to be the most romantic day of the year. I perceive it differently.This perception has inspired me in how I love. As a child we had fun with it. Getting to choose, who got which valentine's card and what treat went with it.Taking the time...
Control Issues

Control Issues

Oh man, seventh grade strikes again. It was torture enough the first time around and this go-round with my soon-to-be thirteen-year-old is no more enjoyable. However, he has a couple of things going for him that I didn’t at this painfully awkward age--good looks and...

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