Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

It's 11 PM and my day is finally coming to a close. The day was full of busy-ness. It was filled with messes, cries, tantrums, disciplining, boo-boos, and more messes. But it was also full of smiles, giggles, hugs, kisses, cuddles, and more smiles. I feel like I did it all today. My feet tell … Continue reading Finding Peace in the Hard Days of Motherhood

A Week of Thanksgiving, Day 7: Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Fudge

Barney: (To Andy) Want some fudge? A man's had fudge every Tuesday night for years, you don't kick a habit just like that. Whether or not this is a "Thanksgiving food," you can't ever go wrong with peanut butter (unless, or course, you're allergic, and that stinks). So--here's a yummy, verrrry sweet, and extremely easy-peasy … Continue reading A Week of Thanksgiving, Day 7: Easy-Peasy Peanut Butter Fudge

But, Lord

(Written October 2014) "The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge." (Psalm 19:1-2 NASB) As I sit here on my front porch I am overlooking an incredible view--dark skies churned by lightning … Continue reading But, Lord

Being Thank-Full in a Grace-Full World

"Eucharist [thanksgiving] is the state of the perfect man. Eucharist is the life of paradise. Eucharist is the only full and real response to God's creation, redemption, and gift of heaven." (Alexander Schmemann) Our young ladies book club is going through One Thousand Gifts together, and I just started reading the book this week. Ann … Continue reading Being Thank-Full in a Grace-Full World