Simply Significant

Truthfully, I’d rather be in bed this morning than sitting in my office typing. I haven’t slept well the past two nights. Instead, I’ve tossed and turned and couldn’t shut my brain off. Our oldest daughter told us two days ago about wanting to move home and, the first night, I laid in bed thinking…

New Book Monday

Today has been a little rough. My two daughters are both having a hard day. One is home from school and one is away at school. I had one on video chat and the other in the room with us. They both feel the same way and, sometimes, it’s just hard to know what to say….

Joy Cometh in the Morning

If we look to the world and follow its formulas for happiness, we will never know joy. The unrighteous may experience any number of emotions and sensations, but they will never experience joy! Joy is a gift for the faithful. It is the gift that comes from intentionally trying to live a righteous life, as…

Time for a Nap

and now, back to our regularly scheduled lives. I was up until 1:30 this morning and then back up at 6:30 this morning. Guess what? The sun was still shining, the birds were singing, and it didn’t matter who was elected. I’m pretty tired and my husband told me to take two naps today, but…

Convicted

I am feeling convicted this morning by Praying Upside Down. Up to this point I’ve just felt inspired, but today, not so much. I want to spend more time in prayer, but not just in prayer – meaningful prayer. I talk to God a lot, but it just feels like a one-way conversations, not a “hey…

He Lives!

Today is going to be a difficult day. Hard things will happen, but (hopefully) it will end happily. We are attending a funeral this afternoon for some dear friends who have lost a second baby hours after birth. I don’t know how they go on after such a loss and I don’t know how they…

Us as Individuals

I’m a little sleepy this morning, but probably not as much as those on the east coast. Boy! That was a good game! We tuned in just before it was tied and hung on until the end. What a fun evening (and partial night for us) it turned out to be. The three of us…

My Happy Heart

I have four things on my mind this morning, but words that go together and make sense just will not come out of my head. I don’t know why. Last night, as I was lying in bed, the thoughts were there and they flowed and were good. Do you have nights like that? I used to…

Dismal Start to the Day

I had a panic attack in the grocery store checkout line this morning. <sigh> I hate them. No, I’m not joking. It’s that strong of an emotion. This past week has had a lot of commotion going on in our home and I have been starting to feel it – sleeping in later, having a hard time…