One Tool for Peace in Uncertain Times

These are challenging days for all of us.  The pace and degree of change to our personal life can be overwhelming.  Circumstances in our home, of those we care about, and in the world consume our focus.  Yet, we have God—or rather, God has us. He holds us and this whole world in his hand.…

The Quickest Way to Slow Down

Have you ever tasted something so delicious that you slow down to savor the flavors mesmerizing your mouth? I enjoy eating, so I'm pretty expressive when I taste something delicious. I make savoring-type sounds, and say This is so good! over and over again. Even the next day, I might reminisce about it. Do you…

When We’re More Focused on Next than Now

I spend a lot of time focused on NEXT rather than NOW. My thoughts are toward the next thing that I need to do: When I finish this, I'll begin that. After I drop her off, I need to run to the grocery store because we're out of bread. While he's with the tutor, I'll finish…

Pause, on Purpose

I need a few more hours in this day. I need a couple of extra days in this week. My thoughts when I'm stressed... when I feel like I'm running out of time to accomplish what I (or someone else) thinks needs to be done. It's crazy how often the unexpected happens: Driving around town…

Passionate Pursuit {day 16}: Living Well

When our children are little, they readily absorb tons from us. What we teach, what they hear and see. Living together speeds their learning process as they watch. listen. apply. learn over and over again. They abide. Dwelling with us, they learn our ways. They're learning to live the way we live. As they get…

When You Feel Like You’re Going in Circles

Do you ever have days when you feel like you're spinning in circles? Or even worse, you can't seem to complete one circle! I begin to do one thing. Then I look in another direction and see something else I need to begin - or finish (because I moved away from it at some point).…

Defining Accomplishment

I didn't get anything done today... Did you listen when someone needed to talk? Did you supply food for hungry tummies? Did you spend time with a someone who needs to experience that someone wants to spend time with her? Did you disciple a child through her willfulness? Did you forgive again? Did you share…