Author Archives: Prudence O?Haire

The Game Of Life

Quarantine The current events have most of us all parked at home. That nasty Coronavirus has been busy passing itself around in a most frivolous way. Many of us are wondering if there is a more sinister driver behind all of it. Or, if like many things, it’s just being used by the different sides […]

An open letter to the ones who have met demons but deny God.

I am kind of amazed at the people I know who believe in demons but not in God. How does one live that way? In intense fear, that’s how. It makes sense they would live covered in the slimy feeling of watching your back every two seconds. That they would have no peace in their […]

Turns Out, I?m Not Perfect Either.

It?s not that I believe Imperfection needs help coming to fruition or that I think Imperfection is something I want. I think the Lord wants to teach and show me it?s something I need to accept and be alright with. It?s something I need to come to grips with and mellow out about. And that it?s something that I need to make strides in so that I can forgive more easily and get rid of the idea (ahem) that I?ve got everything pulled together.

When you feel like giving up…

The age-old question, “are you going to give up?” plagues every one of us at some point and often many times over. We are tempted to ask the words when we are on diets or in the throes of a tough exercise routine or neck and neck at the end of the race. These words […]

40 lessons learned from 40 years of life.

1. You can?t make someone love you let alone like you. And in the long run, you should not be seeking the approval of men, although it?s a nice thing to have. All that matters is that you not just know but fully grasp that God loves you. 2. You should never buy a used […]

Houston, we have lift off!

I had always wanted to be a mother. When I was a little girl I loved baby dolls and played with them often with my sister and the friends that also enjoyed them. I did a lot of pretending and practicing of parenting on those fabric and rubber dolls. I chastised them when they got […]

Your clothing speaks…

How we dress, do our hair or wear accessories actually says a lot about us without saying anything at all. It can in many ways tell you about personalities and the core make up of people. Now I realize this isn?t always the case and it can come across as judgemental, but I can assure […]

When a 9-year-old teaches the 39-year-old…

?Hey mom! Check out this roly-poly!? the almost ten-year-old girl said with excitement. I glanced quickly down at her dirty little hands and saw the tiny grey bug cruising along her pink skin. She has been ever so busy the last few days with building a roly-poly habitat in a large bucket. She has all […]

A Haunted House Experience

My husband and I recently rented a 150-year-old Victorian Home off Airbnb. We needed a place to stay during a Love After Marriage seminar we were attending. He knows I like vintage things, and from the ad, this home seemed like a lovely place to stay. The home had all period furniture. It had three […]

Brown Sugared Truth

My husband and I recently attended a Love After Marriage workshop. It was 3 and ? days. It was our first LAM experience. We have been to a lot of different marriage seminars and such in our 21 years of wedded bliss. This one takes the cake as the most thorough. It focused a lot […]

I will no longer shop at Victoria Secret

When I was about 14 years old, magazines from Victoria Secret would flood our home weekly. Or at least it seemed weekly. Before I was even 14, I had self-esteem body issues. I began dating the man who is now my husband at that age. I was fairly mature for a 14-year-old and desired to […]

Run Away Notes 101

Movement moves my mind. Yes, Whether I?m in the car, on a train, in a plane, or making my body work by jogging. My brain is coming up with all sorts of creative ideas. My imagination is creating new chapters of stories, little fine details of peoples faces, adding emotions to the characters and sometimes […]

We should always be on the mission field

No matter what stage of life season or predicament we are in, we should always see ourselves on a mission field. If you have ever raised kids, you might remember the long days of character building, forgiveness, and exhaustion from managing the immaturity of growing humans. You may have thought I was talking about just […]

I Need You and You Need Me

I came to my desk to write and stopped to stare a moment out the bedroom window this afternoon. I was sipping on a little jar of kombucha. The chimes clanged and clonged with the wind knocking them together. We are probably going to get an early spring and the juniper tree that offers it […]