Category Archives: Gripes, Grumbles, Gratitude & Grace…..

This is the area where I will do my daily griping and grumbling if need be, but also where I will counteract all the whining with what I am thankful for or how God has once again shown me grace & blessed me in some unique way. Feel free to join in, but don’t forget to balance out the complaining with some gratitude, ok? So here goes…….

It’s a choice 

 All these things truly are choices, although we sometimes live as if we are shackled by our daily circumstances and obligated to be sucked into a vortex of busyness and living a joyless life. Jesus came to give us a … Continue reading

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Needing Renewal?

  Yesterday, I fell under the grips of what felt like smoldering burn-out. I was locked down, imprisoned, unable to climb out of this mental funk that was fogging up my usually optimistic attitude. The everyday struggle and the mundane … Continue reading

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Missing Autumn

I had the worst case of “overwhelmed mom syndrome” today! Actually, I should say yesterday since its already tomorrow,  yet I’m still up and feeling kinda wiry thanks to caffeine and taking my prednisone at a late hour. Also, one of our … Continue reading

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Why I’m hearing more from God these days…

  The day I stopped trying to keep a perfect house (and perfectly dressed children, perfectly coiffed hair, etc. etc. etc.) is the day I found sweet freedom. Freedom from the overwhelming busyness that kept me from noticing God’s most … Continue reading

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I have Sjogren’s…but it doesn’t have me

April is Sjogren’s(pronounced “show-grins”) awareness month. I really had intended to skip writing about it since I am all too aware of Sjogren’s in my life. I didn’t really want to bring it to the surface or seem as if … Continue reading

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What really matters…

What really matters? its the simple things….the “things” that can’t be bought… like this wind caressing warm May afternoon spent walking in the yard with my barefoot baby. or admiring the beauty of my new hanging plants and the sweet … Continue reading

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a time of healing….

Somethin’ gotta give with the way I’m livin’ Seems I’m gettin’ down everyday The more I strive, the less I’m alive And seems i’m gettin’ further away (taken from Amos Lee-Supply and Demand- lyrics) It’s May and this will only … Continue reading

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