Distracted

Distractions. For my 6-year-old, it’s the allure of a tablet and movies that draw her eye and make her immune to hearing her mother’s fourth call for her to come to dinner. For my 14-year-old, it is the pull of wanting to talk to friends in class or a fellow classmate who is intent on … Continue reading

The Big Dipper

The Big Dipper

Growing up on a farm I never fully appreciated God’s gift of the evening sky; that inky blue-black canvas covered with a canopy of stars. I have memories of my sisters and I stretched out on our backs, hands clasped behind our heads drinking in the cool and calming expanse. Sometimes we debated a constellation; is … Continue reading

Preparing to meet God

Recently I was sitting in the living room reading while my daughter was playing.  Her imagination has really started to take off as of lately, and on this particular morning she was pretending that she was fighting off monsters.  While she was playing she was pretending to be shooting the monsters that were following her. … Continue reading

A Message of Hope

Today, many people in and around the Omaha area and others across the globe are mourning the loss of a couple that were true servants of the Lord Jesus Christ. As I saw the news of a deadly crash involving a pastor and his wife scroll across my cell phone Friday morning, I began searching to find out more about … Continue reading

Fixer Upper

Admit it – you’ve watched a few episodes of HGTV and you know quite a bit about house flipping.  You know about joists and support beams and mold and outdated electrical wiring.  I have a baby crush on the host of “Income Property”.  He comes in and creates a basement suitable for rental.  My husband and … Continue reading

In a Box

In a Box

I may have an addiction.  I simply love Back to School time.  I don’t love the crazy schedule and trying to get everyone off their summer sleep patterns and back into the groove of things.  But I LOVE shopping for school because we get to buy all these cool supplies that are intended to help … Continue reading

Skimming the surface

Skimming the surface

The surface is safe. The surface of a body of water glistens with beautiful reflections of the skies, mountains and forests. The surface makes us want to skate across it, drinking in the beauty that we can behold. The deep seems frightening. The vast depths are dark and murky. We can’t see the bottom and … Continue reading