My journey with trauma

  About 2 1/2 years ago I read something in Brene Brown’s book, “Rising Strong” that gave me pause: “Living, growing up, working, or worshipping on eggshells creates huge cracks in our sense of safety and self-worth. Over time, it can be experienced as trauma.” (p. 62, emphasis mine). Hmm…could I have experienced trauma? Well, the answer is yes, yes I have experienced trauma and it has impacted me in […] Read More

Echoes of the Triune’s Heart

I find that God speaks to me through songs. Here’s a snatch from one of my recent favorites: If you need something to believe in If you feel you’ve reached the end of the road Don’t be afraid, I’ll always guide you home You should know I’m never gonna let you down I’m always gonna build you up And when you’re feeling lost I will always find you love I’m […] Read More

Reflections of 2015

2015 is over, 2016 has just begun. Christmas celebrations are over and I find myself thinking about this past year. It’s been a good year and it’s been a hard one. I feel blessed by God and think of Paul’s prayer in Ephesians “…asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God.  […] Read More

The end…of NaBloPoMo

Well…I made it to the end of the month. I missed a few days here and there but kept it up for the most part. Life’s been busy this past month and I didn’t get a chance to write about some of the things I wanted to, but there’s always next month. I’ll leave you with something I’ve been thinking about for the past few days. I don’t think we, […] Read More


I spent this evening going through boxes of old photographs, looking for photos of my mom. There were lots of photos of when my two sons were little. It was kind of hard looking at them. They reminded me of who I was back then. I was so young and insecure! I wish I knew what I know now. I wish I was who I am now. I would have […] Read More


It’s American Thanksgiving. I couldn’t think of what to write and then I remembered this great little graphic I discovered a few months ago and I thought today would be the perfect day to share it.

Three generations

I started scanning photos of my mom this evening (I’m making a photobook of her for myself and my family). I found a picture of her in grade 4. Just this past weekend, I happened to dig up a photo of myself from grade 4. It didn’t take much to locate a photo of my daughter from this past October (she happens to be in grade 4 this year). So […] Read More


My daughter’s been down with a cold for the past two days (she’s extra sweet and snugly when she’s sick) and our cat is under observation at the vet’s as he doesn’t seem to be doing so well either. I hope everyone can get better soon. As much as I love the extra hugs, it’s hard to see those I care about under the weather.


Drat! I forgot to post yesterday. Feeling a bit of a brain drain today. It’s been non-stop busy for the last couple of weeks and all I want to do is be a lump on the couch. That’s the extent of my post for today. Too fried for deep thoughts (or at least the ability to put them into words).