A Thousand Little Ways

This Valentine’s Day There are a thousand little ways To see and to say That the love that started it all is still going strong.   And we don’t have to worry, we don’t have to wonder. Because these thousand little ways are right here.   This encouraging post is over at the Today Show’s … [Read more…]

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift You Might Never Give

“I want a more positive world,” she says.  Me too, friend. If we want a more positive world… it starts at home.  There was once a woman who backed up that statement.  A woman who truly laid it all down to make the world a better place… the one who begged God to send her … [Read more…]

Auntie For A Day

  Maybe, sometimes, the best way to take care of me is to change the way I’m taking care of you. Even if only for a moment. To enter into your world like I’m an honored guest there.  To ask you questions like I’m eager to get to know you.  To tune out everything else. … [Read more…]

Keeping Our Coupleness… When Date Nights Are Few And Far Between

“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ~Vincent Van Gogh Valentine’s Day is coming soon, and with it the expectations.  The hopes and ideals, the ideals that usually involve some kind of date night out.  See a fun movie, go restaurant-hopping, buy her flowers.  Many of … [Read more…]

Soak

Soak in His love. What a refreshing resolution, what a lovely invitation, what a comforting “word for the year.” Soak. For once, it’s not a thing to do or a goal to check off or how much better I can be.  It’s an understanding of what’s already been done.  A remembering of His great love.  … [Read more…]

Let’s Grow Up Together… So We Can Grow Old Together

“I overheard the man whisper ‘I am a lover not a fighter’ and to myself I thought I, am in fact, both.  For is it love at all if it’s not worth fighting for?”  ~Tyler Knott Gregson It’s true, some things aren’t easy to write about.  But a New Year needs New Hope.  And sometimes … [Read more…]

Love-Note Stockings

Looking for a way to save a few dollars this year?  And make a lasting impression on your loved ones? This year, my family is trying something new. It doesn’t make a mess. It doesn’t cost a dime. It won’t keep us up late Christmas Eve night with exasperating instructions. It’s small enough that it’s … [Read more…]

I’ll Carry You

Because I know… The time will come, and you will grow You’ll let go. Until then… I’ll carry you.   If you’re a mom of a boy… or a mom of a kid who doesn’t quite fit in “the box”… ok, if you’re a mom at all, you might enjoy reading this one. The rest … [Read more…]

Trust on November 7th (A Leader Worth Following)

The Servant King, the Servant King He came to lay it down for you, for me His voice is like fire, His words bring peace So when our fears Ring in our ears There is no better leader than the Servant King.   Some Days come knocking on our door and we just want to … [Read more…]

Room On My Lap

“Not what we give, but what we share.  For the gift without the giver is bare.” ~ James Russell Lowell     Yesterday you needed me. Arms held up, calling my name But not quite forming your “O’s” “Mmmmm… mmmm…” you pleaded. And needed.   “In a minute,” I responded, Hands scrubbing dishes in the sink. … [Read more…]