Wind Beneath My Wings

As I’ve grown older and moved through so many transitions and phases of motherhood, I’m reflective and fascinated by the role of a mother in a child’s life. There are traditions, cultural responses, and generational patterns that cultivate and define motherhood that is unique to each family; yet, I do believe that some aspects transcend…

Thank you for the laugher!

I keep a list of possible blog post topics. They are inspired by messages, podcasts, and readings. My list took a detour this morning. Just before my father’s passing on September 22 of last year, we had some dialogue around the yard, trees, and his thoughts and opinions. My dad had his special way of…

Good morning daddy. I miss you.

I love a quote that captures your way of thinking or describes how you feel. One year ago, I was helping my mom call 911. The ambulance came and they took my dad to the hospital. I ran with the paramedics as they rolled my dad in their bed to the vehicle. I looked in…

I can smell

I woke up this morning with my sense of smell leading me down a joyful and grateful path. Coffee on the front patio and the smell of the flowers in bloom The smell of rain before it starts to fall A magnolia tree blooming on our walk The rain on our skin as we run…

I thought of you today

I set up the room to enjoy quiet time by lighting a candle. I saw the battery operated candle in a lantern from friends to remind me of your passion and flame for Christ. I had forgotten to turn it off the other day so the batteries must be dead I thought. I lay on…

His Daughter

I’m reading When Women Pray, by T.D. Jakes. Each chapter has a powerful story about women who prayed and how their prayers changed the world. In honor of Women’s History month starting March 1, I would like to write about the woman who “touched the hem of His garment”. You can find the story in…

YOU feed them

Where are you right now in your estimation of what you bring when you show up in the world? Your place of work, family obligations, community endeavors, place of worship, overall relationships that you encounter each day. We fluctuate in our estimation based on how the interaction or outcome occurred or played out. Reading the…

In Your Loving Arms I belong

Can you imagine the day in which our bodies are transformed into perfect peace? But our citizenship is in heaven, and it is from there that we are expecting a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humiliation so that it may be conformed to the body of his glory,…

Let us be glad

Monday, November 2, according to my “Pray as you go” app was “All Souls” day. This was a time to remember those who have gone to their heavenly home. Having the perspective and lived experiences of being with my dad his final years and moments, I have felt heaven in my heart. I was glad…

A Belly Laugh

I usually write with a title in my mind; however, this time, I just can’t wait to get all of this on electronic paper. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know I’m pretty open to a certain point. I want to hold some things to my heart, and I share openly in…