• When Words Fail Us…

    The power of words is undeniable. Not just the words spoken, but how they are spoken. I got to thinking about the quick and easy “canned” responses given in struggled situations, simply because we are caught off guard don’t know what else to say. Generally spoken with best intent, but serving only to make the person (or situation) feel worse. Calm down.Well, at least……It is what it is.This is just part of ____ (<— insert a choice you’ve made here)Maybe it’s a blessing.You can always try again.It’s just the season of life. Etc.Etc.Etc. And while some (if not all) of these things are true, in the moment they don’t generally…

  • Preparing for Fall 2020: Household Essentials

    I’m coming to realize that Fall is hot on our heels – and my plan for preparedness isn’t quite complete. But it’s coming along as quickly as resources (time and money) will allow. I’ve been living by the rule of “back-ups” for a long while where household essentials are concerned. What I mean is that for most household essential items (hygiene products, too! But that’s another post for another time), I’ve liked to keep a back-up in the closet. Then, when I run out of what I’m currently using I can just grab my back-up and put another on the monthly delivery order list. I want to be clear here…

  • First Fruits Given Unto Him

    I used to really relish in my morning coffee with Jesus, on the deck, starting before dawn reading my Bible, devotionals, journaling, praying and watching the sun rise! In fact, I used to look forward to my next day morning coffee starting mid-afternoon the day prior. But this current season in life hasn’t been lending itself well to my giving of those first fruits to The Lord. The first moments of the day that I was never guaranteed or owed, but that He has so graciously given to me. In addition to the guilt I’ve felt about everything else, guilt began to settle in about this detail as well. No…