Snow Grace

Snow Grace

About a week ago, I asked a room full of parents how they would describe what it feels like to be overwhelmed. One parent mentioned that it feels like your wheels are spinning. I nodded and assured her I understood. With all my years living in the desert—I’ve gotten...
Mark the Seasons

Mark the Seasons

Growing up in the desert in Southern California was such a gift from God. One way that gift keeps on giving is how deeply I enjoy every season change where I live now. I love the beauty of the desert, but also love variety of the seasons in the south. Since Day 4 of...
Unlikely Rescue

Unlikely Rescue

I rolled down the window to take in the fresh, salty air. The wind tangled my hair until I slowed to turn into the parking area at Moonlight Beach.  There was plenty of parking since it was early and the morning marine layer had not burned off yet.  Beach bag in hand,...
Bible Reading Game Changer

Bible Reading Game Changer

I had good reasons for not wanting to attempt another through-the-Bible reading plan. 1. I struggle with sitting still to read large hunks of text. 2. I would rather savor God’s Word than skim. 3. I bog down in places like Leviticus. 4. I feel overwhelmed if I get...
Use HIS Words

Use HIS Words

When children first learn to talk, they often rely on gestures and sounds to communicate. Often a parent needs to remind a toddler to “use your words.” Words are more effective than pointing, grunting, or whining. As grownups, we constantly use our words to teach,...
Learning from Lemons

Learning from Lemons

I have a potted lemon tree. It moved here from California like I did. I move it inside for winter since neither of us are fond of freezing temperatures. Last summer my tree had tremendous growth. Two branches grew straight up the middle, taller than any of the other...

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