What Do You See? What Does God See? Do They Match?


A critical self image steals joy. While we know God created and loves us, it can be hard to view ourselves like Him. Does what you see match what God sees? Standing in front of a mirror, all I saw was clothes that didn’t fit. Sighing, I wished I had something new to wear for […]

August 26, 2014

Don’t Let Your TO DO List Steal Your JOY This Week

Faith, Gratitude

One morning last week, I got up early to water our new sod before the daily MN gale force winds began – which blow water away, watering the everything EXCEPT our grass. Waking to the promise of being sprayed in the face by a sprinkler is not my favorite. I may be sprinkler-challenged. Wet and disgruntled, I came back inside. I began surveying […]

July 28, 2014

Impatient for Patience

Faith, Family

Recently, I snapped at my son, impatient with his whiny attitude. My unkind tone invoked tears. Annoyed, I went on to tell him how whining hurt my ears. Now sobbing, he cried, “Stop talking, mom”. His words stung. They were all he could utter to express his hurt feelings. Convicted, his tears broke my heart. Correcting his attitude was […]

May 13, 2014

Why thisgratefulmama?


When I asked my husband if he would object to me buying a domain name to start a blog, he was surprised, but supportive. He asked what I was going to write about. Good question. He was probably more surprised at my flustered and sassy “I have things to say” answer. A good man, he gave […]

May 6, 2014