New Name, New Look

Hey everybody, It's January 1 and I'm giving my blog a face lift. After nearly ten years of blogging, my perspective and season of life has really changed. So a change to my blog seemed due. Moving away from the old theme has been a gradual, natural transition. For one, it's been two and a half…

Comfort for the Weary Soul

What a comfort to know and reflect on God's omniscience, His ability to know all, do all, and be all. He sees my load and carries it for me. Isa. 40 uses words like "comfort", "tenderly", and "gentle" to describe our loving God. He sees and cares. He knows and acts. All who are weary…

7 Unchanging Truths in Light of Unreliable Politics

This year’s presidential campaign has had some surprising twists and downright disheartening results for Republicans and Democrats alike. Anyone else feeling slightly depressed by the choice of candidates left standing? Don't be. Not because there aren't more than a few causes for concern, but because there is one thing that will never change despite whoever…

Pumpkin Pie for Breakfast

Mornings with my family are always slow, so breakfast often doesn't roll around before nine o'clock. This particular morning our options comprised of leftover turkey and rolls, or blueberry muffins and eggs. So of course, I chose pumpkin pie.

Why There’s Always Hope

So, I've been noticeably absent on here for quite some time for several reasons. One is that I've found myself increasingly reticent to spill out my thoughts for the whole world to read. It's not that the whole world actually reads my blog, but the idea that anything posted on the internet becomes public domain…

A Summer Summary

This is a super busy week for me (for reasons which you'll read below if you don't know already), but because I've been such a lame blogger, I thought I would try to schedule a few posts for while I'm gone. I'm starting with what I shared in my October prayer letter. Here in Michigan,…

Michigan Musings

This post was originally written (makes me sound like a published author or something!) for my August prayer letter, but I'm including a portion of it here to share with my blogging buddies. (If you don't receive my email updates but would like to, please send me your address!) Have you ever browsed the menu…

Michigan Minutes

I have been in Michigan three weeks now and yet have failed to give a good update on here! So far it has been a wonderful experience, and it's hard to believe it's already been three weeks! The weather is simply gorgeous up here! (Don't ask me again in January though--ha!) One evening I had…

Life In the Sister State

Greetings from the North land! I am not ashamed to admit my long silence on here, nor waste any time making excuses. You all know the life-changing experience I've been in the middle of, so no explanation is necessary! I do apologize for all that you've missed out on in the recent weeks because of…