Easter, Family Life, love, Miracles, The Cross, God’s Faithfulness, wedding

A Miracle

It's a few days before Easter.  And as I reflect on the cross and the miracle of Jesus rising from death, I am awed once again.  That the Son of God would die for me and you, is miraculous in itself.  But it didn't end there, he conquered death and our sin, so we can live victoriously now… Continue reading A Miracle

Family Life, gratefulness, unselfishness, letting God, love, military, Thanksgiving

Blisters and Bliss

My husband Gabe just left for a five week training in the beautiful state of Texas. Most training missions require a full packing list of items required for the training. Gabe is super good at ensuring he's got all he needs. He's pretty particular and organized when it comes to work. He also likes to… Continue reading Blisters and Bliss

Family Life, foster care

How You Can Support Foster Families

One night this week I was overcome with anxiety. Getting in my car seemed a little dramatic so I left the baby with my husband and ran downstairs to the garage. A room I particularly loathe due to the abundance of camel crickets and lawn equipment. I crouched down and held onto the side of… Continue reading How You Can Support Foster Families

Family Life, Motherhood, soup, wintertime, Uncategorized

Instant Pot Harvest Italian Soup

GSD In the fall and winter when I ask my family for ideas for dinner I usually get back, how about soup? Nothing is as cozy as a steaming bowl of soup at the table on a cold winter night but I don't always have time. Soup in my opinion takes a little effort. When… Continue reading Instant Pot Harvest Italian Soup

Family Life, marriage, empty nesters

After the Children are Gone

Thirty-five years ago, I married my sweet Hart.  Fifteen months later our first daughter was born.  I was immediately thrust into a lifestyle of babies and toddlers, with three kids within five years. Then we had a five year stretch before our last two daughters were born.  This made their ages span from 1-12.  Soon I was teaching my girls from… Continue reading After the Children are Gone