Wilderness Prayers

Have you ever felt like you were wandering in circles? Like you do the same things over and over again – laundry, groceries, emails. You visit the same spots – kid’s school, gym, work, church. Certain seasons of life can feel like a holding pattern in more ways than one. Spiritually, physically, and emotionally there are times when we just don’t seem to be getting anywhere. I don’t know if you are experiencing one of those seasons right now or not. The beginning of the year and all the buzz about goals and resolutions can cause us to ask questions like: Is there a difference between perspiration and inspiration? Could …

I didn’t want to…

Last night, I just didn’t want to. It had been a long day: Waiting on hold for an insurance company for what seemed like hours. Answering and filing hundreds (okay maybe not hundreds but a lot) of emails. Writing and researching for a few hours. Helping my daughter manage ever changing emotions about her new wig that arrived. Driving teens back and forth to work. Topped off by “back to school” night for my 8th grader hearing details about the DC trip my other three had already taken and meeting all the teachers that already know our family name all too well. I’m sure you could write a similar list …

Summer highs and lows

This summer has been an eventful one so far. Many things certainly weren’t planned like my son’s car accident and my daughter’s concussion. Both scared this momma and reminded me that in one moment your whole world can turn upside down. Thankfully for us… none of the damage was permanent. My son sustained no injuries and my daughter was able to talk and think straight again within 24 hours of her head injury. Other activities crowded our calendar with good things like camps for my teens, a mission trip for my husband and daughter to Guatemala and we just returned from a relaxing few days at a lakehouse with friends. …