I’ve got this current obsession with anchors. I wear anchor designs, decorate with anchor themes, and can’t get enough of a couple songs with anchor references. And it’s all because of this verse: “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” -Hebrews 6:19a An anchor… connects a drifting boat to steady hard ground. An anchor… prohibits much drifting. An anchor… is used for support. An anchor… attaches moveable objects to … {…Read More}

Just a shell

We were there once again at the grave side. Another month had passed. I’ve tried to visit once a month, but don’t bring the kids as often. Especially before the grave marker went in, there was nothing to see but dirt, weeds, and bugs. Nothing pretty about that, and not really where any of us long to hang out. Yet life has brought us there… to this place of seeing the ugly all around, but … {…Read More}


Ambidextrous. The word is defined as being “able to use both hands equally well.” I don’t know if I fit that exact definition when it comes to the word “equally,” but I’ve always been quite proud of my ability to do things with both hands. To use that as an adjective that describes me in any of those “get to know you” games. Though I’m a left-handed writer, I learned as a child to eat … {…Read More}

Just breathe.

One of the things I’ve begun to do to help me through this grieving process is running. Yes, I know some would call me crazy – but believe me, I needed it. Something that keeps me healthy, gives “me time” with worship music coming through my headphones while my children are well cared for, helps me feel better about myself, helps cut down on stress, and gives me goals in otherwise now pretty mundane days … {…Read More}

Guest posting today…

So appreciate all your sweet comments of encouragement after my last post and blog restart. I’m still trying to figure out how to juggle writing with all the other demands I’ve had on me since the school year started. Today, I’m actually over at Susan Merrill’s blog sharing a little about that juggling act. Here’s an excerpt… Almost seven months ago, I entered the world and label of being a “single mom.” I had been blessed with … {…Read More}

I’m back.

Hope… everyone seems to be grasping for it these days, desperately searching for it through life’s unanswered questions and hardships. We look to a lot of things to meet needs and fill the ache and the holes in our souls, coming up empty again only a little while later. It’s been over six months since my beloved B went to be with Jesus, and I’ve done plenty of my own aching and searching. And every … {…Read More}

Finally…an update.

It’s been two months since I’ve posted on here. A lot has happened since then, that I haven’t been able to find the right words to share through my tears – until my dear friend Rachel asked me to write a guest post on her blog.   So here is my story… When God began to burden my heart to help care for widows and orphans back in 2010, I had no idea that a few … {…Read More}