What I Saw Under Holiday Lights

December 28, 2014 0

Here are the thoughts from my journal which simmered in my heart during this Advent season, in all the coming, the going, the hearing and the seeing. This season has been thick with the seeing of things in others that I wish I could fix for them, alongside the things I celebrate. And in honest … Read more

Approved to be Approved – An adoption update

November 25, 2014 0

As we move into Thanksgiving this week, I woke up this morning with the desire to share with you where we are currently at in our adoption process. We began this journey back in January and have been slowly, steadily continuing down this road all year long. As you can imagine, it’s a long, involved … Read more

The Lost Art of Troubleshooting

October 4, 2014 2

Troubleshooting:  a logical, systematic search for the source of a problem. We troubleshoot so the problem can be solved and we are operational again. There is something to be said about the ability to take a problem, break it apart into its pieces and step-by-step work out a solution. It’s a skill that I daily … Read more

Evening Before Morning

October 3, 2014 2

New is announced before it fully arrives Like a butler standing in the doorway, introducing the latest addition to the party… But it takes a minute for Old to finish it’s pleasantries, bid farewell and go. During that moment New waits patiently for my full attention. Put another way… In the evening New is declared … Read more

He’s Got This

October 2, 2014 1

It takes great trust while in the middle of what’s happening to know that something else is happening. – Michael Smith Early on this road to adoption, in a private overwhelmed moment, I cried out to the Lord, “This is way too much – too big. I refuse to pursue this further unless I know … Read more

Bringing Movement Back

October 1, 2014 1

Years ago I learned that a lion tamer holds a stool in his hand and points it at the lion for the sole purpose of splitting the beast’s focus. With the four legs of the stool pointing in his face, the lion is unsure what to attack first. So, while standing there in indecision, he … Read more

Preparing Me

September 30, 2014 2

Today the humidity lifted. For about a minute. I MIGHT have detected a slight coolness in the air in between the hot rain showers. And then it was over and summer lives on. But I refuse to despair. Because though my hair is still a fuzzy humid mess, I do declare a change is in … Read more

Our Family Adventure

July 21, 2014 2

The following post is more of a personal family update. I do not often do this on my blog, but feel the time is right to let you know what we’ve been up to. Thank you for being in our lives – we couldn’t do it without your love and support! Growing Our Family Courtney … Read more

Live A Tangible Life, Far and Away

May 15, 2014 1

I stood in the middle of the living room with my tea towel in hand, stew boiling over on the stove, mesmerized by what I was seeing. I had caught the tail end of the old movie Far and Away and the depiction of the Oklahoma Land Rush had gripped me. It caught my breath … Read more

With my Own Hands

May 9, 2014 0

Ever run into a blunt quote? Here’s one that recently slapped me in the face. A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Yup. You read that right… with her own hands! Geez. It’s my home, my domain, my kingdom. You can call me Queen Bee. … Read more