No More Littles

It hit me the other day that I am no longer the mom of littles. I guess the fact that 2/3 of my children are taller than me, my oldest is driving and preparing for college, my middle child will be in high school next year, my youngest spends time with friends on her own … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Loving My Actual Christmas by Alexandra Kuykendall

Christmas is a time of wonder, joy, and celebration. It can also be a time of busyness, stress, and loneliness. Alexandra Kuykendall addresses all of these feelings in her new book, Loving My Actual Christmas. I love Christmas and I really look forward to it each year, but sometimes, while striving to make Christmas perfect, … Read more…

Devotion: The Lord Is Our Strength

“The Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like those of a deer and enables me to walk on mountain heights.” ~Habakkuk 3:19 I hate heights. They make me feel unsafe and insecure. One time, I was prepared to forfeit a weekend’s rent on a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains because I got … Read more…

Are You Prepared for Change?

I dislike change. I really do. I like everything to stay the same. I enjoy predictability. Well, I used to dislike change and enjoy predictability. Lately, however, I have been feeling a strong urge to make a big change—what that change is, I don’t know. I have prayed about it, and I feel like the … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Failure?

I took on this Write 31 Days challenge knowing I was already over-scheduled. The idea of writing and posting everyday was incredibly daunting. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to actually write for 31 days straight, but I really wanted to try. If you look at my days on my master page, days … Read more…

Are You Living Your Faith Intentionally?

I am a word person. As a reader, writer, and English teacher, I love words, and finding the perfect word for a sentence or a situation makes me happy. When I was taking classes in education, the importance of intentional teaching was the main theme. Intentional teaching means being mindful and purposeful. It means having … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Outside

Fall weather in Georgia can be unpredictable. My memories on Facebook showed a fall break trip three years ago and we were all decked out in jeans and fleece jackets. This fall break it was shorts and t-shirts. One benefit of living in the South is that most of the time the weather is conducive … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Weekend

What is a weekend? – Dowager Countess of Grantham (Just one of the many great quotes from the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey.) Sometimes it feels that way. What is a weekend? Sometimes the weekend can feel like an extension of the work-week with a tight schedule, responsibilities to see to, and work to be … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: Light

Last night the moon was so beautiful and bright. The moonlight just bathed the night with brightness. I tried to take a picture that captured the beauty of the light bursting from the darkness, but I just wasn’t able to capture it. As I looked up at the moon, John 1:5 came to my mind. … Read more…

31 Days of Enjoying the Everyday Life: A Job Well Done

I am a list person. Partly from necessity because I can be forgetful and partly because I just like them. I have all sorts of different notepads and sticky notes paired with my assortment of color pens. I just love a good color-coordinated list. A sample of items on my list for today included: do … Read more…

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