Geared For Fear

Being a mother is hard– concern, guilt and anxiety seem to be hiding just under the surface. My kiddos are now 29, 27and 22. But when my son was born I was afraid he would be cold–I bundled that kid up with so many layers  he broke out in a heat rash, at least that’s […]

The Price of a Word

My Dad and I were playing the “quote ” game. I would say a quote and he would guess who said it. “Four score and seven years ago our Father’s set forth a new nation” Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address–of course. “As God is my witness, I’ll never go hungry again!” Scarlett O’Hara,  Gone With the Wind…one […]

Understanding Hannah’s Heart

Lily Jo ‘s at YWAM what a big step for a homeschooler. For five years she stayed home with me and we laughed and we cried, we fought and we had a good time, we learned and we were lazy. Homeschooling was a wonderful ride. Zackry would accuse me of keeping her home from school because I wanted […]

Mud Pies

I loved living in the house on Everett Street. I grew up in a neighborhood where the streets had names. Our neighborhood laid  between Burnside and Glisan. Everett Street was between Davis and Flanders. The friend with the pool was at the top of Everett Street and my best friend was on Flanders. the only time I went to […]

At The Intersection

For 22 years I have been stopping at this intersection, deciding to turn left or right depending on where my day is taking me. I have watched changes take place at the lot across from the intersection. Twenty-two years ago there was an old farm-house, probably one of the first houses built in the area. It wasn’t much of […]