Oh What a Week! (CGC!)

Oh has it been a week. We’ve gotten significant amounts of snow – enough to delay 1 day of school – but enough to keep us from just getting out and going anywhere. It’s very pretty – but VERY cold. Hot Tea or Coffee is JUST right!!! Feel free to help yourself!!! {Hello Company Girls!} Honestly – I’ve had some good moments this week – but we are dealing with some serious stress – that

After Christmas Recovery

Christmas day was just beautiful here. The sun was shining part of the day, melting off snow and ice – and glittering on the snow that remained. Sweet time with family and simple enjoyment of the day. As I write this, my girls are watching one of their new movies, I am rocking my nephew to sleep, and my husband lies sick with the stomach flu on the couch… I feel as though I have

Do you celebrate Advent?

I didn’t grow up celebrating Advent. It was not something I was really even familiar with. As an adult, though, I’ve visited more churches who incorporate Advent into their holiday worship, and I’m becoming more familiar with the celebration during the Christmas season. Advent is the four week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is celebrated by Christians of all denominations. The ultimate goal of Advent is to prepare our hearts for a time of

When Life Throws a Curve, God is Not Surprised

Every day we wake up with thoughts and intentions and plans about the things we want or need to do. We ponder our lists of projects, we organize our schedules, we make appointments and plans. And then life throws a curve. Something unexpected takes place – plumbing issues, van repairs, family crises – and sometimes we lose our breath. We realize our “to do” list will have to be set aside or rewritten. I don’t

Life is just a Chair of Bowlies…

It’s been a busy time lately! I didn’t think I was “doing” that much, but it seems like the days are flying by and I’m staying busy! Between school events, church, Bible study, and family stuff – I don’t ever run out of anything to do. Can you relate? Roy & I got a good start on Christmas shopping this weekend. The girls visited “Santa”, after spending a couple hours at Chuck E. Cheese (we

But Elijah was not Perfect

This fiery prophet of God, Elijah, was not a perfect man. Righteous – in that he sought to be in right standing with God. But not perfect. Right after the incredible victory in the face of overwhelming odds – Elijah ran. That’s right. Jezebel, the wicked queen, heard of Elijah’s sacrifice and God’s response – and she in turn sent a death threat to Elijah. And he ran. His faith in God vanished in the


Today is finals, so there is no post. I have a paper to write, a discussion board to complete, a quiz and an exam. It’s been an interesting week. This may be my last week of school for several month – more on that later – and I’m looking forward to a break, let me tell ya. As much as I LOVE the content, my school schedule – along with my other responsibilities – keeps