Category Archives: Journal

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 […]

I struggled for a long time and didn’t realize it.

This was not easy for me to write, but I feel it’s important to write it, even if just one person reads it and it helps them it’s worth it to me. So I did, I wrote it. I hope that it may be able to help you. Once upon a time, I didn’t know […]

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 […]

Get Out The Pom Poms!

When I was a teenager, I participated in the sports cross country and track. I still do some running events once or twice a year with the husband as he really enjoys the sport. I get what I call the “back to the barn” syndrome. That is what happens when you have taken your horse […]

The Wife of an Entrepreneur: 10 Things Learned

I married a man, who loves business, leadership and adventure. I knew this before I married him, but as we were both pretty young, he was just getting a taste of running a business and who can know where your road will take you for sure? It has taken us (closing in on twenty years) […]

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 […]

One Hour Shoes

I like shoes. Why do I like shoes? I have no idea. Why do some dogs like bouncing balls? Yea, I can’t answer that either. I have always liked shoes. Not so much handbags, I like those, but I am content with the bags I have for years as long as they hold up! But, […]

Exploring My Child Side – A Ridiculous Idea

Here is a ridiculous idea. (One of many I drum up) I know dear readers, you are all grown and expect grown up speech and thought from grown up peoples online journals. But, we all need to take a stab of fun imagination to keep our minds pliable and soft. So, here is a little […]

Text Me

Texting people is a form of communication. It has somehow made its way into our lives as a BIG form of communication. Its quick and unfortunately for the sender its just like a conversation that once you hit send, there will be no retracting what you just said. Technology is cold,find a real hand to […]

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 […]

Tales of Cars and Driving Them

I think between My husband and I, we have owned 30+?cars. This count is starting when he was 16. I currently drive a 25 year old land cruiser. I have about three things I want in a car.?Working windows aren’t completely necessary, but enjoyable. Its going to be fun to get pulled over by a […]

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 […]