Journey towards Fruitfulness

The wind is howling in our backyard again.  Smoke from some distant, unnamed fire is rolling through our valley.  As I gaze out the window at my labor of love, I find myself envying the little plants that are growing in the garden.  They face trials and tribulations at every turn, yet they keep on…

Embracing Dyslexia

What do you do when your child doesn’t fit in the box you have so carefully built for them?  What do you do when you discover that they need your help; they need you to be their advocate? This week I learned that my oldest daughter likely has dyslexia.  I was not at all surprised…

God is Sufficient

{Image Source} I will never find satisfaction in this life as long as I look to other people to meet the needs I feel screaming for attention within my soul.  Only when I look heavenward will I find the loving care I desire above all else. People will always leave me wanting more.  Even when…

Loss, Sorrow, & Celebration

Today we are celebrating my eldest daughters 8th birthday.  But, I became a mother well before I held our little girl in my arms. Today I want to share the story of the child we never met, how I survived the fear and uncertainty following the loss and our beautiful daughter who was well worth the wait.…

Finding God’s Hand in the Storm

I had been bracing myself for the storm.  Somehow, I knew it was coming even before I saw the clouds rolling in.  Things were just too perfect, too pristine. I enjoy working with my hands, tenderly caring for my plants and nurturing their growth.  Each time I step foot in my garden I witness both…