Offering ourselves grace

You know the drill. You line the kids up before they sit down at the table, and ask to check their hands to see if they are actually clean. A reasonable request, don’t you think? What if God lined us up at the end of the day, and asked to inspect our hearts, especially in […]

Five Minute Friday-Trust

Write. Ding. Toss Write. Ding. Toss. Arggghh. I just have to trust that the words will come one of these times., that they will take shape on the page. I only have five minutes? I guess it’s a lot like parenting. I knew it would be hard, but, well, I knew my hubbie and I […]

Need a morale boost? Volunteer!

I’ve previously encouraged folks to step out and volunteer as a means of not only helping others but also of helping ourselves, and you can read about it here, here and here. We have an intrinsic need to reach out, to help, to serve, to better the lives of those around us, in a way […]

Choose Joy, and living a life that matters

  A warm and friendly sweet chocolate welcome to readers coming over from The Gyspy Mama for Five Minute Friday. I usually participate in the Friday funfest, but knew I would be headed out of town early this morning, so I planned a post. Later, I saw the twitter feed mentioned below, “How do you […]

Five minute Friday-Deep breath…

    Every Friday The Gypsy Mama gives a prompt and you are supposed to write about it in 5 minutes.  Only 5 minutes!  Also, no edits!  Just write.  So here goes . . .  Deep Breath… I take a deep breath, knowing I draw in patience at the same time. Patience to deal with […]

Never alone

Sunlight through clouds © K. Hall   Ever have one of those weeks where everyone and everything seems to be against you, where it feels like all the lights just go out and you are just left to fend for yourself? The refrigerator stops working, your kids are all mad at you-again, and you are […]

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