Sometimes I Can’t Sleep

So I toss and turn until my brain gets so full I have to do something about it. I guess I’ll write to you people. Because I like you. The birds are up and at ’em. Boy howdy, those guys sure like to make some noise in the four o’clock hour. I like it though. We have so many trees in our neighborhood, there’s bound to be a good nest or two to study in the fall with the kiddos.  Homeschooling again excites me. We have submitted most of our paperwork to the online school in which the kids will…

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I want to be Nehemiah

Before you remind me I am a girl, let me clarify and say Nehemiah is a go-getter. God said jump. Nehemiah did it and added a round of push-ups on the end for good measure. And while he was doing them, he convinced hundreds of men to do it with him. It’s like he sent an invitation to crazy town, and people looked around and knew this goal, this dream, this desire was just what being a Christian looked like in action.  I want to be Nehemiah.  God spoke to him, and before he dared utter a word, he prayed…

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Coming to a Close

So many things are coming to a close in our life right now. Some are direct, but some are happening to people around us. Friends having final babies (or so she thinks) Nephews graduating The school year My daughter’s first year of high school My first year of full-time work My first year ever of full-time teaching My two mid-kids are ending elementary school Hopefully my little kids’ last year of school outside the home until high school. But with all this comes new. God is faithful like that. He is the God who gives and takes away. And we…

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New

Many things are new in this land. I don’t mean your land. I mean our land. “This land” is what Sam calls any happenings that affect him. New job. New church because of new job. New family dynamic. New shoes. Well I hope so. New hours. New relationships. New. It’s all new. It will take me a bit to pull myself up from my Bootstrap’s bootstraps, but with new comes hope. I like hope. It could have been my middle name. I might decide it’s my code name and wear a super girl shirt with an H in the center.…

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