Beauty Out Of Ashes

There is nothing more thrilling than taking one of the sunniest and most relaxing times of the year and saddling up to read a book on suffering. Yet, this is where I find myself. I am enjoying it so much that I have found multitudes of excuses not to … [Continue reading]

Rest Involves Work

  I was reading a blog post a few weeks back about how much work it takes to be able to rest. I felt such relief when I read this because I thought it was just me. It's not that the work is bad, I enjoy preparing the pizza for our friends … [Continue reading]

Create Memories With Your People

Summer is here! Time to relax, go camping, have BBQ's and go on vacation.  Vacation is traditionally defined as, "an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or traveling." When I dream of vacation I dream about sitting … [Continue reading]

The Run

  So I mentioned last week at the end of my post about finishing a 1/2 marathon here in town. It was a spectacularly beautiful morning and I was anxious but comfortable at the same time because of my familiarity with the course. I knew … [Continue reading]

One Foot In Front Of The Other

  Well, here we are! Summer has arrived, Wahoo!! I for one am thrilled about this because I am soooo ready to be warm! Of course, I will have to leave town in order to get warm as unfortunately, the Oregon Coast is not known for balmy … [Continue reading]

Peace, Love and Fish

This past weekend we introduced our children to Mr. Wonderful's other greatest love. It is his first love, after his love of God, and although I come in a close second there is nothing like the peace that comes over this man when he gets in the river … [Continue reading]

For The Love of The Game

Another season has come and gone. As with many seasons in life it was fun, hard, exciting, frustrating, invigorating and disappointing all at the same time. We tied, we lost and we won. Us spectators cheered and laughed and spent a lot of time … [Continue reading]

Living To Love…

  Yes, my friends, I have another book for you. I never tire of reading. My interest is in business, memoirs, historical fiction and pretty much anything Lysa Terkheurst writes. I have several books going right now, one on my kindle, one on … [Continue reading]

The Other Side of Busy…

Ask anyone how they are doing and 9 times out of 10 you will hear, "I'm soo busy!" Followed by a litany of their never ending to do list. People are running themselves ragged and more often than not they have no idea how to change the pace of their … [Continue reading]

An Undivided Heart

  Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to … [Continue reading]