Emptying to Be Filled

His Yoke is Easy, His Burden Light

There hasn’t been room to do much more than breathe in the past month for me. I haven’t even been sleeping full nights because of the to-do list. The bags were barely unpacked from the last trip when I stuffed them full for today’s women’s retreat; they tell the story of a woman who needs to slow […]

Still in the Saga… and a Story of How God Answered a Prayer


It’s funny how God brings you through layers of new revelations if you stick with Him through a difficulty. You get a glimpse of the beauty in the pain of a transformation at the potter’s wheel. This last two weeks has been a flurry of motion – doing the next thing – putting fires out […]

All You Need is Love


“I’ve started to look at life differently. When you’re thanking God for every little you – every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water – you can’t help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all.” ― A.J. […]

Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit Recap


I got away last month to catch a vision for the future… to recharge my homeschool mom battery… to “RENEW” and “RESTORE” my passion for homeschooling. If you haven’t ever had a chance to do this, I can’t tell you how phenomenal it is. Life changing. The Homeschool Moms’ Winter Summit was in San Marcos, […]

The Tragedy of Christmas


Day seven on this stretch of breathing treatments, wracking coughs, swollen sinuses… bronchitis is not what anyone wants in the middle of Christmas. I can be thankful, though – even as I suck on my Ricola cough drops and keep my rag handy in case the coughing begins again. Last year, on Christmas eve, we […]

Is There Any Christian Meaning in Hanukkah?


Thanksgiving begins a series of holidays in the cooler months for North America and Americans have an opportunity to get in touch with their heritage. Thanksgiving reminds us of the goodness of God as He brought oppressed people to a free land and a people so different from them who set aside differences and joined […]