Archive for the 'Encouragement' Category


Friday, October 6th, 2017

The other day, Lee called me and said, “You know I’ve been thinking that God’s taken care of us. He gave me a good job. He gave us a nice house. A good car. Good kids.”   I thought about this song immediately–   I watched it before I sent it to Lee and it […]

Pardon My Mess

Monday, May 9th, 2016

I was thinking about inviting some friends over now that the weather is getting nice. We have a fenced in yard with all the escape routes closed off. We have nice grass and a patio. We have a play house and a sandbox and a slide and things to ride on. I thought it would […]

A Yearly Christmas Share

Monday, December 21st, 2015

I have posted this story every Christmas for the past few years and it always seems to get lots of comments.   I’m just going to share the link this year–I don’t know how many times I should have the same content on my blog in a new post. Have you read this one yet? […]

How To Comfort Grieving People

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary. Isaiah 50:4 I started a Bible study titled Grace For Every Trial by Betty Henderson a few years ago. I notice that I haven’t finished it! She shared […]

Surgery Anxiety

Friday, October 9th, 2015

On my post updating you on my surgery, Lisa Beth asked how I overcame my anxiety over the surgery.   I asked several friends to pray for me and I’m certain that helped. Right before the surgery, I was in considerable pain and  that also helped because it was my only option. It would have […]

A Vintage Christmas Treat~repost

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Originally posted December 2007 I am in charge of our church library. Since it was very much in need of an update, I’ve been weeding out very old books and replacing them with the boxes of donated newer books. One of the books had a familiar title so I quickly peeked through it. The Sword […]

Holidays Can Be Rough

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

    Before this time in our lives, I never thought about how hard holidays can be for people. I didn’t mean to be insensitive or uncaring, I just simply always saw the holidays as a wonderful time of the year. When Lee was gone, there were 100’s of little ways the holidays hurt. Nothing […]

Oh No…..

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A few years ago, we switched churches to one in another town. Some of the ladies from my town asked if there was a life group in our area. We decided to start a study for ladies in our town every other week and I offered to lead it. I’ve led Bible studies before and […]

We Don’t Qualify For the Food Pantry

Friday, September 12th, 2014

James worked with the homeschool group yesterday at the food pantry. It’s the same food pantry that we went to for years. Every month, we checked in and were told how many items we could choose based on our family size. We’d take our cart through and find things that we could use. I loved […]

Oh Yeah There Was This

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

This post….check it out….look at the date. I decided to forgo a big bash this year….but wow…it’s been a long time. What a blessing each one of you has been to me through the years. I don’t even know if you can understand how very much you mean to me.   Thank you 🙂 To […]