The Gardener I Want to Be

All my life I’ve wanted to be a gardener … a master gardener. I’ve longed for a green thumb. Mine has a decidedly blackish tint—my thumb is the touch of death to plants. I have friends with gardens that flourish. I can plant the same things in pretty much the same conditions and mine will Continue »

Living in a Cracker Box

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the bottom of an old cracker box—full of crumbs and cracker dust. Seriously, everywhere I look is a preponderance of dust and dog hair. Yuck. Recently I’ve had so much to do and so little time. It isn’t like that is unusual for me, but this time I’ve got Continue »

Happy Heavenly Father’s Day

For me as a single mom, one of the most difficult things about Father’s Day is purchasing the card. It’s agonizing standing there looking at all the “Dad! You’re the greatest!” cards, knowing that they simply don’t apply. My children don’t choose them. That makes me sad and angry. I want my children’s dad to be their hero. Continue »

MomLife Today MOMents

Teresa’s MOMent Single mom… I never thought I would be a single mom. I never thought I would be divorced. I never thought my beloved would find love elsewhere. But, that is where I sit. I am raising my two kids (5 and 7) and my niece (15) alone. My children’s father is not consistent Continue »

Not Because of Who I Am

Today I was listening to one of my favorite worship songs. It’s about who God is. Oh, how I love the reminder … Jehovah Jireh … my Provider Jehovah Nissi … my Lord reigns in victory Jehovah Shalom … my Prince of Peace When everything changed in my family, there was a time I struggled Continue »

Looking For a Rescue

Sometimes I think I’m getting whacked repeatedly by the proverbial 2×4, except that I’m not having a really great revelation. Maybe a 2×4 isn’t the best analogy. Although I honestly have to say that the whacking sound matches the pounding in my head and the sad thumping of my heart sometimes. One of the biggest Continue »