“You make known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence…” Psalm 16:11

Good versus Best

How do you spend your time?   Where is your focus?   What are your priorities?  What do you say yes to? Do you spread yourself too thin?  Do you take on a lot of projects or participate in a lot of things, only to find that you really can’t give them your best because you have over-committed? Do you have a hard time saying no?  Do you finish strong when you start something?  Do you even finish? There are so many {Read More}

My Life Verses — Habakkuk 3:17-19

deer on heights

I wanted to share a little of my own story and how loss has affected my life. I don’t say it proudly, but very humbly—God has repeatedly allowed me to go through some difficult losses and has taught me a lot about myself and Him through them. I’ve mentioned a few of them in other blog entries before and on the pages with info about me.  I really do think that part of my calling in life has been to {Read More}

homesick, blessed, and passion

My family just finished a very unique and exciting week.  It left me with many mixed emotions.  I feel so blessed to have experienced what we did and am truly humbled, grateful and joyful that God would allow us to be a part of this.  At the same time, it makes me homesick. Let me explain….. I’ve mentioned before that our two youngest children are adopted.  We maintain close contact with our youngest son’s birth parents  who live in Russia.  {Read More}


As I mentioned in an earlier post, I wanted to share a little about setting goals that you can actually achieve. I’ve been reflecting on my own life and praying and thinking about personal growth goals to set for this year.  I’ve come up with quite a few.  Now, that might sound a little too optimistic or like too much to take on, but bear with me…….  although I did choose quite a few areas to grow in, I made {Read More}

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Have you been busy organizing and getting a fresh start?  I must admit, I really do like January first…….even though it’s just another day, something about it is so refreshing and really motivates me to reflect on the past year and think ahead to the new. I also like the fact that it’s cold here and I usually stay home that day and get quite a bit done.  This year I spent half the day in the {Read More}

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