Christmas Countdown

My kids have loved having a christmas countdown and getting to move the candy cane one day closer to Christmas day! This year we had this advent book at work. It is so beautiful and the message even better. As you open it up there is an onement with one of the names of God on it. On the other side is a devotional about the name. I love getting to share this with my family this year.

Spirit of Peace

Bed time seems to be the hardest part of our day. Jonathan has delt with "bad dreams" for quite a while. Little did I know that this is a sign of anxiety. He is doing better now that he is getting help

On days like these

Stop trying to push your way through this day and rest in your Father's arms. Pour out your heart to Him every pain, every fear, don't hold anything back. Then let Him hold you when it hurts. Rest in Him and let His peace fill your heart. This peace doesn't mean you don't have things to do, things to be concerned about or even that the ache and weight of it all goes away. His peace comes in the middle of it all.

Get Ready, Set…

This is our (my kids and mine) 2nd year going to school. Last year was a good year, it was hard with paperwork, meeting, and diagnosis, but it was good. God took care of each of them, above and beyond I could have hoped or prayed for.

School is Out! a reflection on the school year – part 2

There were tears as I cried out to God: "This isn't fair... I already deal with so much with Grace. Why them too? I can't do this..."

BUT GOD - where He guides, He provides

With the weight of now having not one but multiple, with not some but all my children having some kind of special needs, I cried out to my God, My Father.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9a

Awana Awards 2018

Awana means so much to me. As leaders, we hear the kids recite their verses and wonder if they are getting it. But let me tell you as a kid who grew up going to Awana, it is these verses that I learned as a child that I find myself going back to and the ones I know best.