Do you struggle?

  • Finding your purpose as a Christian
  • Feeling removed from God’s love and grace
  • Feeling like your faith is weak
  • Tired of living in a culture that’s forgotten 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 sometimes fall, but He always offers grace to become more than we could ever expect. Solid answers are found in the Bible.
Join me as we look for ways to live out our faith with integrity and growth.

Time and Prayer – How Are You Doing?

Time Is a Resource We are constantly told to use our resources wisely, and we usually think of tangible resources like money, food, gas, right down to Scotch tape!  But how often do we really
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

Raising Children – A Give and Take Relationship

After reading a recent post at In The Nursery of the Nation on the blessings of giving responsibility to our older children to care for their younger siblings, I had to consider where we’ve
More Blogs, More Noise – How To Choose?

More Blogs, More Noise – How To Choose?

Online Noise The online culture is noisy and distracting:  Someone wants you to grab a cookbook or a podcast or program to give you 10 easy ways to solve some problem.  It can take hours of

A Quintessential View of Value

In my last post, you’ll read how being valued by others can encourage and energize us.  This inspires me to show others their value, which in turn, gives them encouragement.  Our job as Christians

Make the Holidays Work for You!

What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another Christmas season has come and gone, and yet, there’s the anticipation and excitement that
Finding Love in a Storm

Finding Love in a Storm

I sit, watching the storm blow in, and I can’t help but remember my childhood at the lake. Sitting on the oversized, padded porch swing tucked under my grandparents’ cottage, my cousins and I

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

Legalism – Tearing Down Babel – Part 1

We’ve all heard the buzz when a Christian leader falls into sin. A Christian organization’s false and harmful teaching is exposed.  Or the government we value make hard decisions.  We hear a friend

Do You Need A Spiritual Mother? — Teaching Women to Love Family and Manage a Home

As a Christian woman, what does Titus 2 mean to you?   I was cleaning out my bookshelf and came across a book that had “graced” my shelf for too many years.&
The One Thing You Need to Become Friends with Your Kids

The One Thing You Need to Become Friends with Your Kids

Parenting is a lifetime occupation — and with communication as the backbone of your relationship — it can truly be the biggest blessing you can imagine!
“Constructing” Successful Adults

“Constructing” Successful Adults

Have you ever felt that raising a child to adulthood is as complicated as managing the construction of the major building?  As parents, we often wonder if we’re capable of teaching our children what
Goals…and A Planner – A Necessary Part of Success

Goals…and A Planner – A Necessary Part of Success

Goals are an often discussed topic this time of year.  They’ve certainly been on my mind as I consider what this year might hold.  But moving from having a “goal” to actually getting it

The Myth Of Getting It All Done!

As Christian, home-schooling moms, we take on so much, go against the flow, all while living in a crazy, busy culture.  I hope I can help just a little as I give my answer to

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
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