Surviving To Thriving

I remember sitting on our front porch swing trying to take a few cleansing breaths before heading back inside to console our colicky first born! We had gone to the doctor numerous times trying to figure out why he would not stop crying and the response was always -colic with an assurance that in 3 … [Read more…]

The Beginning, Middle and End

In the final scene of the movie¬†Hope Floats Sandra Bullock’s character says, “Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that counts.” I have gone through numerous beginnings that terrified me and endings that knocked the wind out of me. With each change I have been able to … [Read more…]

You Can’t Catch Anything When Your Hands Are Full

I have been reading The Circle Maker¬†by Mark Batterson over the past few days. I came across a section that talked about a prayer exercise done by the Quakers that caught my attention that I want to share with you. We begin with hands facing down, symbolizing the things we need to let go of. … [Read more…]

Mislabeled

When my children were just about a year old, they were at the point in their lives where they were learning the names of everything. We would celebrate when I would ask what something was, and they would either make a sound to describe it or try saying the word. For the longest time my … [Read more…]