He is Risen! – Claiming Christ’s Victory Over Fear


I'm a Work in Progresss

This Easter, the best way to celebrate the gift of Jesus is to share what God has been doing in my life this past year. Last year, Easter exposed a void in my faith that I didn’t even know was there. Deeply painful at the time and very personal even today, I wasn’t sure I […]

March 29, 2015

6 Truths For A Mama-Attitude Adjustment When Our Work Feels Unnoticed


I'm a Work in Progresss, Practice Gratitude

Some jobs are never done. The laundry never ceases, meals do not make themselves and dishes, beds, and bathrooms will be used and require cleaning. And the toys…here is one of the rooms I cleaned and organized this morning. Don’ think it looks bad? This is only 10 minutes later and they’re off in another freshly cleaned room […]

March 23, 2015

‘You Are My Sunshine’ Birthday – DIY ‘You Are My Sunshine’ Photo Birthday Banner


DIY, Joyful hosting

Our daughter turned TWO on Sunday. She is fun, sweet and joyful – full of curiosity, and quirky humor. She is a delight to be around and we are blessed by her every single day. Before she was born, I bought her a sign for her wall that said “You Are My Sunshine” for her bedroom wall. And […]

March 16, 2015

‘You Are My Sunshine’ Birthday – DIY Quick and Easy Patterned Paper Covered Clothes Pins


DIY

I recently made a photo banner for our daughter’s ‘You Are My Sunshine’ birthday party. I wanted to hang the photos using clothes pins, but after hanging them up, I found the black and white photos and tan clothes pins looked a little drab. I decided to use some of the bright-colored paper used on […]

March 13, 2015

Expecting A Convenient Child Is Like Forcing A Square Peg To Go Through A Round Hole


Joyful hosting, Parenting, Practice Gratitude

Gone are the days when children are seen and not heard. And good riddance! That is not what I want for them. I love their playful silly giggles and how they break out into song, intermixed with their own ad-hoc lyrics. They approach the world with curiosity, surprise and awe, expecting joy and delight. A child […]

March 6, 2015