Category Archives: He Talks To Me

My Lord speaks to me in weird and interesting ways, because, well I like to be spoken to that way I guess! And who better knows me then He who designed me? Here you might read about what and who is delivering messages from Him to me (and possibly what size of frying pan may have been used on my bum to relay the message!)

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 […]

Brown Sugared Truth

My husband and I recently attended a Love After Marriage workshop. It was 3 and ½ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding the Joy in front of my face

I am the type of girl who builds up events and days and weeks into some magnificent un-realistic idea. Then the event and day and week take their turn in my life and the idea is usually shattered by disappointment of un-met expectations. I would be categorized as a dreamer I think. I have been […]

Filing My Greivances in The Right Department

My life consists of husband, 4 children, and a bunch of animals. The one person out of that list who is capable of helping man this house hold ship is not home much. It isn’t because he doesn’t want to be here… He is helping build an up and coming business. And if you have […]

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 […]