Ruthie and the New Guy

Ruthie and the New Guy

Just as Ruthie was getting settled into her new home (along with us) something very unexpected happened. Our daughter, Vicky, learned that a former roommate was moving away. She thought she had accommodations for her cat, a 10-year old male tabby named Boston, but the housing fell though and, at least temporarily, the cat needed…

I’m Surrounded by Regret

I’m Surrounded by Regret

It’s mid-week again with all its hustle and bustle. The weekend sped by with goals unmet and things left undone.  My mental list checks off folding laundry, keeping up with dishes, making meals, spending time with family. Yet, there is always something I’m beating myself up over. Those areas that still need to be cleaned…

Fighting On Our Knees

Fighting On Our Knees

We all have our battles. Maybe you’ve been battling with your kids to wake up in the mornings, or battling with your boss or coworkers. Your battle could be with your child’s teacher, the morning commute, or something more weighty like a serious illness. The world around us is plagued with battles and struggles, but…

Praying is Doing

Praying is Doing

What’s your prayer life look like? Is it picture perfect and strong enough to rival that of the apostles like Paul and John? Mine isn’t. I am joined today by Candid gal, Jaime Hampton who is an author and the co-founder of the Prevailing Prayer podcast. Prevailing prayer is not just discussions about prayer, but it…

Candid Moments

Candid Moments

Is your life ever less than perfect? Mine is, and I’m not alone. I’ve gathered some posts from around the web, all written by today’s Christian women, and all about candid moments. My desk is a mess. I barely have room to get to my keyboard and mouse. It’s ridiculous. Seriously. It’s been this way…

I’m Surrounded by Heartbreak

I’m Surrounded by Heartbreak

The beeping of the life-monitoring machines have become a commonplace background noise. The high-pitched whir of the ventilator somehow comforting in its constancy. There is life still here. The weightiness of heartbreak of families entwines with worry, hope, and prayers as I do my job around equipment on these critically ill patients in the ICU….