When God pulls you out of the way

Back when I was a daycare mama to ten (yep, ten!) kiddos, we spent a lot of time outside. If the weather permitted, we headed outside as soon as breakfast was cleaned up and stayed outdoors until lunch. On this particular sunny morning, I pushed one of my little girls...

Family Update: January-February 2020

Hello, my friends! This year, I’m attempting (not promising, but attempting!) to give a family/ministry update every few months, instead of just at Christmas. One thing I realized when I started blogging is that my readers very quickly went from being friends to...

What to do when the pressure builds up

I’m not exactly proud of it, but I’ve put a hole in the ceiling of a parsonage. To be fair, the pastor of the church was also involved. So there’s that. But most of it was my fault. Years ago when I was a teenager, my brother and I traveled to...

I will go, but not alone

Her eyes twinkled and an impish grin graced her face, but she wouldn’t budge from her spot on the top step. “Come on, Sweetie,” I encouraged. “You can do it.” It’s been a few months since I sold my little daycare, but last week I...

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