My E-man is 3. Being 3 brings lots of questions. Mostly: Why? Why? Why? ” Mama why do we have hair?” “Mama, why do tree’s have leaves?” “Why is that car red?” ” Why do you want me to not ask anymore questions right now?” His most recent question “Why do people have to die?”. Continue Reading
I find myself yet again in the midst of the unknown. I’ve been here before. Waiting. Waiting is hard but here in this limbo, between not knowing and knowing, I find peace. Continue Reading
It may seem strange to see a vase full of sticks. I smile every time I see them. “Look mama, I have a present for you!” he says as his little face beams with pride. He always saves his best sticks for me. Continue Reading
“When you hear the birds singing in the morning they are singing praises to their creator. They are singing praises to God!”.
I don’t remember who told me this when I was young, but it sunk deep within. I think of this every time I hear their sweet tune greeting the morning. I especially thought of it today. Despite everything. They were still singing. Continue Reading
I leaned over and gave her a gentle hug, kiss, and told her to be good. My intentions to guide my young daughter were pure, but what I heard next forever changed how I send her off into the world.
It’s amazing how time flies. I started my first blog 4 years ago. Throughout the years God has been faithful and brought our family through so much while drawing us closer to him. After one really hard season, I noticed that this verse always comes back to me. Always has a way of “showing up” in my life. So when I decided to share my thoughts and ramblings with you, I couldn’t think of any other name for my corner of the internet world… Counting Joys. Here’s why. Continue Reading
One of my favorite Christmas songs has always been “Mary did you know?” I love Mary’s heart. Her willingness to serve God could have cost her everything. Her family, her fiance, her name, maybe even her life during that period in time. She still said yes. I have to wonder did she really truly know what she was saying yes to? Continue Reading
It was a year ago in February that I attended a woman’s conference. I was excited and nervous (cuz introvert remember). I walked in so unsure. I came out clinging to a small domino with two simple words written on it. “Be bold”.
I can feel my heart pounding in my chest. My palms are sweating. It takes everything in me not to walk out the door. I take a deep breath and send up a little prayer. “Lord please let me know someone.” I swallow hard and take a step forward while scanning the crowd. Trying to act confident. Trying to stay calm. I finally found a familiar friendly face. Someone who was also looking for a seat. As I breathed a sigh of relief I still felt this feeling. I couldn’t help it. It has always been a part of me.