PEACE IN EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING

I’ve often referred to my life as “joyful chaos.” I’ve been exceedingly blessed with five children—five boisterous people who make my life beautiful. But I have one little person in particular who is gifted at bringing the party, but her parties completely stress me out. How can someone so small cause such mayhem? She is challenging and Continue »

Let Us Be Thankful

“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever Continue »

Gratitude 101

Five boys. Five loud, active boys with their own unique personalities and preferences. Personal tastes, too. So at dinner a week or two ago, several of them expressed those preferences and personal tastes to their mother (my daughter, Ashley), about her menu choices that night for dinner. It was the end of a long day, Continue »

Mom Heart Attack Danger

From the time I was a little girl I have prayed a prayer, “God is great, God is good and I thank Him.” That prayer has slipped through my lips literally thousands of times. At long last that prayer has slipped into my heart. Really, deep down into my heart … as in, imprinted on Continue »

I Don’t Wanna Give Thanks

I admit it.  I have been experiencing a sour attitude the last several days. Why? The long answer is…well, far too long.  The short answer…I didn’t get my way. Isn’t that where most bad attitudes emanate from? In the throes of my frustration tantrum, as I was glaring out my back window at what normally is a Continue »

Seasons

The last few months have been a little hard for me. My kids are both in college and involved in more things. My schedule has changed from revolving around school, meals, and children, to being alone much of the day. It is a hard transition for me. I miss my kids. I miss the structure. Continue »