Archive for the 'Enduring Trials' Category

Christmas Cards~Repost

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Throughout these years that Lee wasn’t home, I tried to send Christmas cards. I wasn’t always very motivated. Every year they were only a photo of James. My friends who didn’t know didn’t need to know, so I sent cards with no letter. Sometimes I didn’t get them out. Sometimes I did. This year choosing […]

Tears

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

Several years ago, I shared a story Tears at the Talent Show. This past week, I was thinking of some of my Christmas posts that I would like to share again and I thought about this post. The point of the post is to be very grateful for the family you have especially if no […]

Things Left Unsaid

Friday, December 9th, 2016

This past year has been a little different for me. We’ve experienced two incidents that were shocking to say the least. They aren’t things easily explained so I won’t even try. They aren’t things between family members thank the Lord. But they took a lot of energy and caused confusion and pain and to be […]

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 […]

Retreating

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

I lost a friend this week. Her death was not unexpected but  I desperately hoped that her story would end differently. So, I’ve been very sad. Not sad for her final destination and not sad for the end of her suffering. Just sad for her loved ones and yes sad for me. She was a […]

What I Wish

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Even though I know it’s not realistic and it will never happen, I wish that other people didn’t have to hurt. I was invited to a dinner party for single moms a few weeks ago. I was so thankful I was invited and that I could talk and share and laugh with them. One thing […]

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? […]

Holiday Aren’t Always Easy

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

I wrote this last year some links and thoughts about when holidays are not easy. What have you done to think of someone going through a rough time?

Christmas Cards

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Someone on Facebook posted a link a few days ago about sending photo Christmas cards. They said they weren’t doing that anymore because it’s to show off and one up everyone. (Basically in my own words….)   I didn’t leave a comment on their page but the post bothered me. It doesn’t bother me if […]

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 […]