A New Thing

As a child I was encouraged to be creative……sort of encouraged. My mom was a creative person, but her way of encouraging me was to have me watch John Gnagy, our version of Bob Ross. She bought pads and pencils and I was left to figure out if I was able to draw or not. ThatContinue reading “A New Thing”

Js in My Life

The last fews days have taken me into remembering. Remembering times of community with great people. Times where you feel like your family grew to Walton-size or Osmond-size. Times when you felt like you belonged to a family that you always wanted yours to be. Accepted. Loved. Known. The first memory was triggered by aContinue reading “Js in My Life”

Writing Again, Writing Still

It’s been almost a year since I last posted on the topic of writing .  My goals, etc.  The book I started and started again and thought I finished……..almost. Sigh.  I cannot compare myself to others.  That is unwise – even the bible tells us that. But I do it anyway until I catch myself.  SoContinue reading “Writing Again, Writing Still”

Find Your Worship

I was struck deeply one day by a story I heard from a friend of mine.  It was about worship. I’m not talking about the act of worship, which I’m sure has different meanings to many of us.  Some think of the music portion of a church service or perhaps music that moves you deeply when alone with God.Continue reading “Find Your Worship”

Cheerleader

Definition of cheerleader noun cheer·lead·er \ˈchir-ˌlē-dər\ : a person who is a member of a group (typically a group of young women) who shout out special songs or chants to encourage the team and entertain the crowd during a game in sports like American football and basketball : a person who encourages other people to do orContinue reading “Cheerleader”

You Are Amazing!

I chose to be a stay-at-home mom many years ago.  I have never regretted that decision.  I loved it.  Yes, there are sacrifices.  Yes, there is less money to live on.  And yes, creativity comes to play in more ways than you can imagine. I feel that my children benefited from this decision.  Would theyContinue reading “You Are Amazing!”

Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes

Three years ago a lovely little baby joined our family. Our first grand daughter and fourth grand child.  From the start you could see a confidence in this little one that was astounding.  Her mom was attending a University at the time of her birth and her dad was making a career change to alsoContinue reading “Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes”