"The leaves are all falling, and they're falling like they're falling in love with the ground!" ~ Andrea Gibson Oh! How we have found this to be true since the move to our new home. We have been blessed with a large yard and big beautiful trees. As wonderful as it is, it's also a lot of work. I have handed the task of raking to my strapping young sons while I supervise from inside with a hot cup of coffee. Don't' judge, I showed them how it's done and I did my time as a kid.
I recently read a great analogy from one of my favorite pastor/commentators. He shared the story of taking his dog for a walk on a clear crisp night. The sky was dazzling and took his breath away. He looked down on his dog to see him sniffing at something. The dog's nose was to the ground, completely unaware of the splendor above. This pastor shared how it reminded him of our daily posture. We tend to have our nose to the ground trying to figure out the problems right in fro
This Mama is not a fan of Mondays. No matter how I plan, pray or prep, Monday is rough. Without fail people (and by people I mean those children roaming through my house) are tired and unfocused; including me. For example, I reread the history lesson at least three times today and even now, on one of my writing nights, I am just not in the mood. I've cruised social media until feeling guilty, re-read old blogs from my other website, "hmmm, which one can be recycled?" and scro
My boys love a good story, particularly ones about our childhood or married life before they were born. Some of their favorites include me biting myself in an attempt to blame my younger sister, or how we would sterilize our oldest's pacifier if it should fall to the ground but the youngest boy barely got a wipe off when it graced the floor in Target. Story telling is one of the world's oldest & most beloved crafts. Stories can spur us into action, inspire emotion, and trigge
There seems to be a sudden rush of time during this season. Everyone's counting the shopping days left until Christmas. They're running from one project to the next as the Pumpkin Spice latte splashes from their hand. It's easy to get caught up in the rush. For whatever reason I long to slow down during this season & breathe deeper. I greet the month with expectation & hopes of focusing my heart. I love the colors, the smell of the crisp air, the feel of my boys snuggled clos