Misplaced Hope

"Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12 Deferred - to put off to a later time; prolong; delay We live with a lot of hopes. I hope it's gonna snow. I hope traffic isn't bad. (And it always IS!!) I hope I get [...]

That Same God

At the beginning of last year, I was feeling better than I had in a long time. I was looking forward to doing so many things I hadn't been able to do. I made plans, had dreams. And then about the middle of January, those were all crushed. I progressively got worse and worse. 2018 [...]

God Had a Reason

Why did Jesus come as a baby? Why Mary & Joseph? Why Bethlehem? Why a stable and some shepherds? Why at night? There are as many answers to the "why's" as there are questions. But the following is just one person's thoughts. Maybe they will provoke your own. Nothing about the Christmas story makes any [...]

The Manual For Suffering

We are bombarded as Christians with the question, "Why does God allow suffering?" No one likes the answer, but the Bible does give us a reason. I've been studying the book of Hebrews lately, and normally I think of it as the book of "faith". But this time around reading it, I have seen it [...]

Casting and Coming

Casting and Coming

We've all seen the funny memes about carrying all the groceries in one trip. It's funny because it's true. What's not so funny, though, is we try to do that in life too. It seems like you hardly ever carry just one burden. Most of the time, it seems like we are carrying the weight [...]


I sit and stare at a certain wall in my home, almost all day, every day. I made a gallery wall of sorts a while back. I mainly used things I already had, 1 or 2 pieces I got a long time ago from hobby lobby with my 40% off coupon, and some things I [...]

Out of Alignment

  For anyone that's been following my blog for a while, you know I've been dealing with dizziness for over 3 years. It has been a hard trial to go through. At the beginning of 2018, it got so much worse. I couldn't sit or walk or lay down or do anything without feeling off [...]


Splinters. Oh the terror it used to be to get a splinter out. It takes a village.... to get a splinter out. Someone to hold the child, someone else to hold a light, and another someone to get the splinter out. My daughter got one in her toe today. She is tough. If she has [...]