Category Archives: Growth

Faith That Permeates

I was reflecting today on the fact that my faith, my love for God and His for me, permeates everything in my life. There’s a popular church song for kids that goes like this: “Deep and wide, deep and wide; There’s … Continue reading

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Prepared to Give an Answer

Teaching Bible to 10 and 11 year olds is at the same time scary and amazing. It is the last full week of school, and we had pretty much reached the end of our Bible curriculum (and their attention spans), … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day–The People Challenge

I want to ask you a question today. Do you have people around you who encourage you, even challenge you, to think about your faith in new ways? I think it’s very important to our relationship with God to have … Continue reading

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The Soul of Music

Music has touched the souls of its listeners for as far back as anyone has been able to determine. It is at the center of so much that is meaningful and important to our lives. We choose songs carefully for … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Survive

Today I’m facing down a freight train in the form of my second part time job, which takes place seven times each year after high school kids take the SATs. For the last 10 years or so, I have been … Continue reading

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The Struggle

If you are a regular reader of this blog (all 3 of you!) or live in my house or know me through Facebook, I’m sure you’re aware that I’ve been struggling with my writing lately. When looking at the big … Continue reading

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In the Weeds

When my son was small, I worked part time as a waitress. I had a teaching degree at the time, but I didn’t want to work full time, and the family needed some extra income to make ends meet. It … Continue reading

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Can We Avoid God?

Currently, I am participating in Jon Acuff’s 30 Days of Hustle campaign. I can’t even give you a link because he posts on his blog giving people 48 hours to sign on to the “adventure” and then deletes the post. … Continue reading

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Never Hopeless

Lately, it seems like my life is one problem after another. In the past year we’ve dealt with extremely tight finances, problems with health insurance, a car accident that totaled one of our cars, and now most recently, an electric … Continue reading

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A Big Change That You May Not Notice

I last posted on this blog on January 9th, over a month ago. Since then, I’ve been in the process of tranferring everything from WordPress.com (hosted free on WordPress) to WordPress.org (self-hosted). The only change YOU may notice as a … Continue reading

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