Paying Down My Debt

I don't live in debt - it's a principle I've lived by with my husband since we married in 1984. We simply don't put anything on our credit card that we can't pay the bill for when it comes. We have learned to make things last and reuse and recycle. When living in Africa it… Continue reading Paying Down My Debt

Motives, New Year Fast


I woke up facing lots of choices today: whether or not to ignore my alarm, whether or not I'm going to wear my glasses, brush my teeth, the list goes on. Some of those choices I don't consider choices unless I think about them. i wouldn't imagine going the day without brushing my teeth or wearing… Continue reading Choices


Fire and Water

I'll do anything! Go anywhere for You God! Many of us have, at one time or another, uttered those words. In moments of great blessing, when we've seen God come through for us in a great way or in moments of personal commitment to Him, we've declared our deep desire to please Him and do… Continue reading Fire and Water

The Unexpected

The Last Load of Laundry

I originally wrote this two years ago and it feels like yesterday. I am still missing Matthew. _________________ I wasn't expecting this today. It's New Year's day, 2015. My little one is 7 and has been getting over a tummy bug so I kept her home today and spent the day housecleaning. The kids tease… Continue reading The Last Load of Laundry


Spend it All!

Every day comes with its own currency. Every New Year we celebrate new beginnings, but in reality, there are new beginnings for us every day: Lamentations 3:22,23 NKJ "Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." Every morning is a fresh start - because of God's mercy… Continue reading Spend it All!


Living in the Shadows

I have been looking forward to today! This year, 2014, has been a challenge. I remember on New Year's Eve 2013, I was full of anticipation for the coming year - and now a full year later I look back with amazement simply because I made it through! My final Bible reading for the year… Continue reading Living in the Shadows

New Year

End of year musing

My Bible reading brought me to Proverbs 31 today which extensively covers "the Proverbs 31 woman.". I'm always very challenged when I read these verses. Most of the time when reading them, I'll think "Wow, whoever that lady was...she was amazing." At our wedding, just before I walked up the aisle, my husband read Proverbs… Continue reading End of year musing