As I type this blog post, I hear hammering, noisy men, generators, heavy boots walking, and other typical construction noise. We are in the process of finishing our attic into an apartment, and all the men are here working…contractor, electricians, carpenters, and AC men. While I’m thrilled we are finishing the attic and will have… Continue reading Disruptions!

Stand or Sit?

A few years ago, I had a job as a physical education assistant for a few hours each day. The boss at that time would not let us sit during those hours. It is amazing how much toll it takes on a body. Back, feet, and knees all suffered enough to make me quit in… Continue reading Stand or Sit?

Have Mercy

In 1985, the musical group Mister Mister released a song that most of us couldn’t pronounce much less knew the meaning of the title, Kyrie Eleison. It is Greek and means Lord, Have Mercy. Many times the Psalmists asks God for mercy. In the New International Version of the Bible, it is said 11 times.… Continue reading Have Mercy

Rinse and Repeat

A couple of days ago, I was talking with our youngest daughter on the phone. Both of our girls are independent now for the most part, each in her apartment in their respective college cities. As we talked, I asked her what she’d been up to, and she answered it was kind of all boring… Continue reading Rinse and Repeat

Lord I Need You!

“Lord, I need You, oh, I need YouEvery hour I need YouMy one defense, my righteousnessOh God, how I need You.”


Growing up, it seemed she was always busy. Sports, playing outside, riding her bike, and other things took up her time. She was distracted. Her parents took her to ‘church’ every time the doors were opened. She believed but didn’t place value on her trust in God. There were other things in her life. She… Continue reading Distracted


We all have them. Demons. I don’t mean the spiritual kind even though we do have those too from time to time. I mean the demons inside that haunt us. The ones we don’t want anyone else to know about or see. Our failures, our shortcomings, our insecurities. The ones that resurface over and over… Continue reading Demons

It’s All I Can Do

When the storms of this life Cause trouble and strife And it seems there’s no hope And no way to cope I will trust in You It’s all I can do. When the sea rages in me And I cannot let it be When tears fall like rain In the midst of my pain I… Continue reading It’s All I Can Do

My Bike

How much of your childhood do you remember? I’m talking about the specifics? I have a hard time trying to remember details of growing up. My husband often asks me about something from a few days ago, and I cannot remember. In my mind I think, that was days ago and behind me. I have… Continue reading My Bike

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Blown Away

Up on our hill, we can see God’s beautiful sky so clearly. It is constantly changing. Storm clouds move in and out as the wind blows across the valley. It can be daunting to see those storms coming as they did a couple of weeks ago! Just like the sky, our lives are in constant… Continue reading Blown Away