Do you struggle with any of these?

  • Finding your purpose as a Christian
  • Feeling removed from God’s love and grace
  • Feeling like a fake when it comes to your faith
  • Tired of living in a culture that’s forgotten about God

Well, you’re in the right place! God takes our life and grows into what He designed us to be!  Yes, He lets us stumble and fall, but He always offers grace to become more than we could ever expect. Solid answers are found in the Bible. — I share my favorite lessons in spiritual growth. Join me as we look for ways to live out our faith with integrity.

Be encouraged!

What Are Your Treasures?

    Jesus words in Luke 12 gives me a lot to think about! The Master speaks of our treasures. Treasures…. What are they?  Where do they come from?  How earnestly do I seek them?  What

Guiding Our Children In An Immodest World

Awhile back I was asked to join a blog hop.  We were asked to answer the following email. It’s a biggie, so stay tuned!  I’m sure I’ll have lots more to share
Got Compassion? – It’s Not Only For The Road!

Got Compassion? – It’s Not Only For The Road!

Am I That Good Samaritan? I’m reading in Luke 10 right now and it’s very convicting.  The part about the traveler who was beaten by robbers.  And how others walked right by him while

Lessons from the Ruckus of Life

I’ve had lots of comments on my “living above the noise” name.   It has connected with many of my readers.  They say it gives them a clear picture and points them in the right

Invincible – In Christ Alone!

   You know, the older I get, the more I find that I’m not as invincible as I once thought.  Yep, I’m ‘vincible’!  Okay, so I looked it up, and it’s not

Life Changes! – Are You Ready To Step Out of the Boat?

Well, here I am, after two hectic weeks of: > camping (well, the cushy kind of camping that comes with the luxury of a travel trailer!) > visiting with old friends at a home-school conference &

You’ll Go To Hell For That!

We heard someone say this to a group of friends, “You’ll go to hell for that!”  Their tone was mocking and derogatory. You might be familiar with the scene…a person calls attention to
Prayer — Who’s It For Anyway?

Prayer — Who’s It For Anyway?

Prayer — It’s something we often take for granted.  It’s also something we can think of too little.  Something that’s often our last resort.  This quote from RC Sproul reminds us to glorify
Planning For God’s Glory—Or Your Own?

Planning For God’s Glory—Or Your Own?

You know—God is amazing!  He works in the little things, but usually, we only notice Him in the big things.  Sad.  Because it’s in the little things where we can be truly faithful

Accepting The Season of Menopause

A Variety of Suffering I was asked to write on suffering for a friend’s blog.  You might think it a bit odd that I would choose to write about menopause. There is the intense

Entering Into Life’s ‘Back Office’ – Lessons Learned from our Holiday Gift Fair

In my Lilla Rose business, we have what’s called a ‘Back Office’ on our website, where we do our ordering, party information, and the like.  And even beyond that is the corporate office where

Christmas – Tiny Tim’s Way

Well, another Christmas is fast approaching.  We’ve been busy celebrating with family in recents weeks.  Well – what else is new in a large and ever-expanding family!  I’ll share pics of my newest grand-babies
Encouragement for Expectant Moms!

Encouragement for Expectant Moms!

  “Truly, truly, I say to you, that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will grieve, but your grief will be turned into joy.  Whenever a woman is in labor
Friendship — The Gift of Love

Friendship — The Gift of Love

During the early years of homeschooling, our children would read the Pathway Readers, written during a more simple era.  One lesson from them stood the test of time.  I must have quoted this a hundred
Finding Quiet In A Noisy World

Finding Quiet In A Noisy World

I awoke this morning to my usual world, one where I don’t know where I’ll be living in a year, with ceilings that look like I’m in a doctor’s office, and
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