An Omer of Manna: Finding Joy When Life is Hard

Last week, I had the privilege of speaking to a group of homeschool moms. As I was praying about what to share, I realized that the most important thing I can share with anyone is what Jesus has done in my life. Our stories of redemption and grace hold incredible value.  So I shared. I … Continue reading An Omer of Manna: Finding Joy When Life is Hard


With a Song

"I will wake the dawn with my song." The words were beautiful on the open page in front of me. It was not even 4 a.m. but the birds were chirping loudly as if, somehow, they had read those precious words too. Insomnia is a side effect of the kidney disease treatment ... and early mornings … Continue reading With a Song

The New Scissors

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” (Matthew 19:14). My toddler jumps up and down by the door. "I'm coming to the store!" she announces breathlessly. I had promised my daughter that, after dinner, I would use … Continue reading The New Scissors


A lot of people have been tweeting about "1000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. I haven't yet read the book, but wanted to write down some blessings anyway. I think there are about twenty gifts buried within this post. So here goes ... some things for which I'm thankful: My toddler, who has beautiful blue-eyes and … Continue reading Gifts