How does one react when a dream becomes a reality? I got a call from Tyndale - my books are in! One of the wonderful new friends I have made at Tyndale actually snapped a photo of my book and e-mailed it to me. How cool is that? I leave tomorrow for Focus on the Family to do a radio interview. I have several meetings while there as well. I have had telephone calls with p.r. people and marketing people and it all just seems so … [Read more...]
Archives for June 2012
Faith Is More Than Believing
It isn’t easy being a follower of Christ. That seems like a negative statement, but it is far from untrue. My Grandmama consistently told me that the most important thing is to love like Jesus. Some people are hard to love. Sometimes, some people in my own family tree are hard to love. A-hem, sometimes I am hard to love. And guess what – so are you! It is our human condition to be self seeking – to see the world and those around us … [Read more...]
Are You An Eagle or A Turkey?
There are times when you read something, especially a good word picture - and it sticks with you. You ruminate on it and toss it back it forth in your mind and then it settles into you and helps you clearly make choices. I’d like to introduce you to such a word picture I read in Anne Graham Lutz' book, Why? Trusting God When You Don’t Understand. In this book she addresses, with wisdom, very well the choice each of us must make when faced … [Read more...]
Are you weary today? I know you have had lots of “to do’s” - that is a given for any mom. Has it been a long week of caring for the needs of your family and the endless upkeep of your home? Did you have those MOMents were you just wanted to scream and run away? The frustration, the unending needs, the having so much to do that you didn’t have time to even take a breath. I met someone today...a mom, who is alone with her children. Her … [Read more...]
Face-Plant Teaches Life Lesson
I have been told pain has memory - physical pain and emotional pain. As I have wrestled with the unexpected "bobbles" and "wrecks" while working towards a dream, I recently found myself propelled back in time to a memory of a wreck that is seared into my brain. Suddenly the world was upside down and I found myself launched head over heals, soaring over the handlebars of my bike. Confused and broken hearted as my dream was literally crashing … [Read more...]
Words matter. Words that are said. Words that are omitted. Words, or the lack thereof, are a powerful motivator...or de-motivator. Words can tear down. Words can build up. Words are sometimes carelessly tossed and chip away at the countenance of another. Words are sometimes harshly calculated and tear away at the heart of another. Words tumbled out of your mouth today...how did they effect those who heard them? Words … [Read more...]
Moms College Journey
One year ago I began a new and scary journey as I faced the effect college life was about to have on me. Not because I was going to college, but because my first born...my baby girl...my Samara was leaving our home and venturing out on her own. For her, the past year has been filled with new friends, new experiences, new adventures, travel and a fuller appreciation for learning. She has had her ups and downs, but more than anything she has … [Read more...]
Courageous DVD Giveaway!
Hey Friends, Join me over at MomLife Today where we are giving away an autographed copy of the DVD Courageous, as well as an autographed copy of Barbara Rainey's devotional book Growing Together in Courage! I am headed to the lake with a big bunch of teens, where we will be cliff jumping and enjoying some home made pepperoni rolls and fresh picked blue berries and black berries! Summertime is here - I hope you are making memories with … [Read more...]
Blueberry n Blackberry Bliss!
I just had to share the joy and happiness I am experiencing swimming in a sea of berries! Saturday morning and this morning I spent several hours at the berry patch - that is a mere five miles from my home! I know...how blessed am I? I truly think gathering berries is a Creator/created experience and I am in a state of constant thanksgiving as I harvest the little balls of sugary goodness He so graciously provides. I find myself thanking … [Read more...]
Summer Teen Zombie Apocalypse Invasion
Not really, but when you write a post about teens it just seems the words Zombie Apocalypse should be in the title! (If you have teens you know I’m right.) “Ahh, that’s the best ever, thank you Mrs. Eyster!” was repeated about 15 times this morning...and again a few hours later. I learned years ago the truth that my wonderful friend Gina recently shared, about the importance of allowing your home to be a fun hang out for your children and … [Read more...]
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