Why I am saying ‘Just Because’ a lot more these days

Why I am saying ‘Just Because’ a lot more these days

We simply gathered the kiddos into the car on any empty Saturday morning and headed from the Philly Suburbs up to NYC… ‘Just Because.’

Treasuring the Mom Life

Treasuring the Mom Life

I’m sitting at the dining room table, basking in a few precious moments of silence before the “storm” ensues.

Appointed Turning Points

Appointed Turning Points

I personally dread unwanted transitions in life. But without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

Working it Out

Working it Out

When I was finally able to get the pictures from my wedding, I cherished them more than ever because they are the last pictures I have of my father.

Drifting Perfection

Drifting Perfection

This week has been filled with tears, laughter and exhaustion. It’s been 4 years to the month that my late husband, Shane, and I took our children to Colorado on a ski trip. For years I wanted to go again, but the fears of traveling alone after my husband died, kept me from ever embarking on this adventure.

Glad You’re Here (I Guess)

Glad You’re Here (I Guess)

Sweet sisters, I’m sure it’s obvious that my routine rigidity is borne from the lack of control I felt as a child.  It haunts me to this day, and I continually struggle with trying to out-equip the Lord.  It’s not that I don’t trust the Lord – I do! 

Longing for Loneliness

Longing for Loneliness

I thought I knew what loneliness was, and I avoided it at all costs. Before my husband
died, there were many times I felt lonely and ran from it. I filled my schedule with errands, my days with household chores, and it seemed to help.

Resurrection on Easter Sunday

Resurrection on Easter Sunday

It’s almost that time again. The time that all the stores fill up with Easter baskets, eggs and candy. The time that the shopping begins for the perfect Easter outfit. The time that the people you haven’t seen all year show up to church. It’s funny what things become about when it comes to Easter. A national holiday that encourages everything EXCEPT what it really is.

Maybe, Just Maybe, He Has a Plan

Maybe, Just Maybe, He Has a Plan

The Lord knows what’s behind those doors… and it could be He is closing them because we aren’t ready to handle what’s behind them. Maybe he’s protecting us from greater disappointment and hurt. Maybe He has a plan. Just maybe…

God Cares For Me In Every Season

God Cares For Me In Every Season

Nothing that happens in your life is impossible for Him to handle (Luke 1: 37). He will do the impossible for you in each of these seasons. He is the God that can convert your pain to gain and cause all things to work together for your good (Romans 8: 28). I had to learn that lesson, and you may need to learn it too. Perhaps, you will discover—like I did—the God who waits to help you in your seasons of singleness, marriage, or divorce.