Thoughts from a daughter…

4am and lost in thought. Thinking of dreams unrealized and promises broken. Leadings of God not followed and the unhappy consequences of those actions. Praying a little. “God, you know what I want to do with my life, right?”, even as I look forward at the years which lie ahead to realize that the number …

Feather Your Nest

"FEATHER YOUR NEST" Words I saw painted on an outside wall of a store in Dundee, MI. I thought about the words. A gentle command to turn your house into a cozy place. Not a showcase. Not a gigantic window display. But a home. So many thoughts filled my mind as I drove down country …

Be Steady

Being true to yourself. That phrase used to confuse me. Who isn't honest with themselves?  How can you hide from yourself? Don't answer the questions. I've discovered the answers. You have morals and you have standards. They will be tested. Will you betray your own heart? Last night a friend I care for so deeply …

You Have Not Lived….

Until you've heard the words, "Mommmmm! Josiah put hair removal creme all over his hair!". Yes. You read that correctly. My ten year old son rubbed, not one, but two applications of hair removal creme into his beautiful sandy brown hair. When his sister got married, she and her bridesmaids were primping and beautifying every …

No Man Gets To Break You

I received communication today full of accusations regarding my divorce. The accusations stated blatantly that I did not care about my children. They accused me of not putting them first when my marriage was in dire straits. Of course the accusations were from a soul whose mind bore a one-sided perspective. I cared about my …