If you follow me, you've probably noticed I have been quiet lately. Sometimes we are empty and we don't realize it, and we need to recharge. Life in October was busy and in that I was unable to sit with my thoughts properly to reflect. I wanted to write, but I could not. The last … Continue reading Being Quiet
This has been the year of learning for me. At every turn it's something, like I am in a room with a bunch of light bulbs and every so often a new one turns on. It reminds me of parenting, the seasons, where our children aren't ready developmentally to understand what we are teaching them, … Continue reading Refining “Matalie”
It all comes down to perspective, even in Jesus’ time, it was about perspective. I have had many challenges to my faith this year, and each time I thought I found my footing, another challenge would come up. The first challenge begged me to be humble and gracious. It led me to question my motives … Continue reading Fixing my Eyes on Christ
This past year I encountered many challenges. Challenges can propel us forward or knock us down. I just recently heard of someone well known denouncing their faith. I wasn't to that point, but I can see how they may have gotten there. The dark places I had encountered were full of negative thoughts, but not … Continue reading My House was Full of Snakes!
Good morning! It has been a while since I have written. I am sorry and will not take that much time without warning again. I have just single handedly figured it all out! Actually I have had this epiphany before several times, but each time I have it, it is like THE BEST DAY EVER! … Continue reading The Answer to Insecurity
"Happy Birthday Mommy! You are half way to 80!" Said my eleven year old daughter. "Thank you?" I think. I turned the big 40 last year, and some of my friends told me it was different than all the other birthdays, so I was excited to find out what it meant for me. I am … Continue reading The Great Abide