Archive for the 'Enduring Trials' Category

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 […]

I Take It Back

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Many years ago, I wrote a  post on here that I can’t seem to find right now. I said that the things we were going through felt like someone had aimed a gun at us and blasted us to  pieces and we were all lying around bleeding. You’ve probably read some of my posts where […]

You Never Know

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Our little guy loves to talk and has been copying us lately saying, “You never know!” He’s pretty funny (and cute!) I was thinking of things we never know the other day and thought it would be a good post. I thought about the time before anyone knew what was about to happen in our […]


Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Waiting….so much of our story revolved around waiting. Waiting for God to do a miracle in our marriage. Waiting for a change in my heart. Waiting for my husband to serve his time. Waiting til he could be home. Waiting for him to find someone willing to hire him. Waiting as we put the pieces of […]

Broken Things

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

There is a certain crime show I enjoy watching. The main character on the show had a tea cup that he loved. He loved it so much that if his co-workers saw someone else drinking out of it, they’d say something like, “ok you need to go wash that and get it back in the […]

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 […]

What I’m Struggling With

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

When I say “struggle” I don’t mean all out wrestling or emotional pain…just a now and then thing to pray about and deal with. For the past several months, I’ve been struggling with the fact that our life is boring. I see people I know doing all sorts of cool things. *going on hikes *taking […]

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 […]