Category Archives: Growing Pains

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 […]

Project Novel in the Face of Fear

The last year, I have not been writing much on my blog, but I have been writing. I have been working on my first Novel and have completed it to the point of editing it. I don’t know if people will enjoy the story or not, but the accomplishment in and of itself is big […]

Exercising your TRUST muscle

Central Oregon flipped its switch from Spring to Summer about two weeks ago. It’s been warm and right now, we are getting drenched by rain that is falling so hard you would think the drops are in competition with who can get down to the ground the fastest. It’s one of those rain storms where […]

Bubble Morphing

I can see us human beings as bubbles. Being blown out of the same wand and floating in the same air drifting where the air takes us. We bump into one another and when we touch, we are molded into something new and become different. It could be ever slight, but still, we manage to […]

Said NO ONE EVER

I wish I wouldn’t have prayed so much. ~At the end of their life, said no one ever. ~ I wish I wouldn’t have stopped and listened to the little person that needed to talk, I wish I had not hugged them, I wish I would have passed on by and ignored them. ~At the […]

Six Notes on Life as a Parent

Kids are a necessity to life and a gift from God, even if they do wear us down to a nubbins! A few things I am learning and have learned about parenting! 1. I must hide while on the phone for longer then 2min. What I have found, is that pointing to the phone and […]

Making Puzzles a Picture

I like puzzles. I mean the board puzzles not puzzling situations that I have no control over. The great thing about a board puzzle is that you have control over making the bigger picture come to life and then you can see it finished after sometimes many hours of long staring and trying to fit […]

God Wants His Glory Back

Today, I feel happy.     I feel Love. I feel Hope. And I feel that if life gets any better I might have died and gone to heaven. Nothing special has happened. I didn’t win the lottery, (my chances at winning would improve, if I actually played it) and the kids are erupting in […]

The Reflection of Time

I sat staring into a dark computer screen. It wasn’t dark really, I saw me in the screen. I saw me as a child then a teen then an adult. I saw me for who I once was, and the memories that linger there of a journey I have been on. The time that has […]

Risking Pain for Love

Love is a risky. To love another deeply. Is inviting pain. You cannot have one without the other. The bite of death will deliver its poison sooner or later. But, regardless of that risk, we were made to love. We have given a piece of us away, never to return to us. In the movie […]

Consequences of Life

I have this belief that for every choice we make, there is a consequence of some nature, in big or small or good or bad. Some choices we make, are obvious as to what the consequence or outcome will be, and some choices, we do not think or care to think about what is coming […]

The Sexoligist – Not Rated

Sex. Is taboo in the world of christian women. Which, given that our society we live in sells sex in large quantities so much so we are saturated in it, and not to mention the Bible has an entire book about it, its weird that we aren’t talking about it.  It’s as if we are […]

Moving and Stuff…

My feet hurt, my back is stiff and its ten at night. Its been a long day as a single mom and working non stop to do all those things you keep meaning to get done. Husband is out of town. The ceiling fan is whirling above and I am grateful for the peaceful wind […]

Tiny Tots, with their eyes all aglow…

  You know the tune well. Christmas. What would you say about this word if you had to sum it up in one sentence? To me, Christmas is about showing love and bringing Joy and hope to others. Its not about me. Its about decorating my house to be a little more magical for my […]

Forget the HAM, let’s have Lasagna!

I think if there was a competition for the States worst communicator complemented by stubbornness, I might be 4th or 5th in the ranking. The Higher winners medals would go to (and I say this lovingly) a few of my immediate family members. I don’t know how many dumb arguments could have been prevented by […]

Live and Laugh About It

“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” ~Bill Cosby I love to Laugh. And I find the silliest, simplest, unnoticeable things funny! Everyone finds something hilarious at some point in their life, […]

The Trouble With Prayer Vacations…

The peacefulness of a sleeping human is unlike anything else. You know they aren’t dead but they aren’t really in the realm of where we are standing either. Often times I like to double check everyone before turning my lights out at night. Kissing and asking God to protect them from scary dreams and lures […]

I missed you Grandma

Do you know what I learned from my grandmothers? Nothing. Not one single thing. Except for maybe the fact that they stayed with their husbands till death they parted, and I had a hand written note from one before my wedding. It was filled with marriage wisdom, and I know that the woman had so […]