A Plan for You

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.”  (Jeremiah 29:11) If you feel disheartened, discouraged or anything in that “what’s the point or why bother?” category, cling to […]

Pencil, Don’t Pen,Your To-Do List

The end of your year will be history in a matter of days; the newness of a future year lights up the December corner. If it were one year ago, and someone had told you exactly what was going to happen this past year, how would you have responded? Had […]

Is There An Unopened Gift Under that Tree?

It’s a day of wrapping paper scraps strewn about, noise, laughter, music in the background, nibbling on sugar-filled treats throughout the day, being with with family and friends. It’s a day of appreciation, a day of gathering around the colorful, sparkling pine to receive something new, watching those around you […]

Need New?

Do you ever wish you could be different? Maybe you long for a part of yourself to be different or changed…especially as moms, where we often find ourselves repeating patterns, behaviors or approaches that we may not like so much. This season can perhaps consider hunkering down into the truth […]

The Song You Aren’t Singing

We are all singing different songs today, aren’t we? Perhaps you are far from feeling like you want to sing or your song isn’t very cheery. Some songs are more like cries or pleas that come from a scared, desperate or concerned place, either for our children, loved ones, or […]

Making a Way for Your Ducklings

  Having grown up in Massachusetts, the story of Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings is part of my genetic make up like the Red Sox, clam chowder and the understanding that the letter R carries little weight in the American alphabet. McCloskey writes about a female, married duck, Mrs. […]

Values

We each have different values that have their place in our lives…what are you VALUING today with your time? Starting out fresh with the valuable coffee mug? A Sabbath rest? A friendship? Morning run or walk? Studying? Cleaning and organizing? Reading the paper? Time with your children? Sometimes we have […]

Oh, for a Little Truth

What “truth” are you listening to right now? Something someone said or did that is hard to release?  Are you hearing  a voice inside that lures you to believe something discouraging about yourself or that pulls you in a direction you are not quite sure you are comfortable going in? […]