Philippians 4:12 Some biblical concepts are tough to swallow. The fact that God never promised us happiness is a big one.  I want to look at this up close right now because I have many people in my close circle struggling with happiness or contentment.  I’m...

My family and I spent four days camping at Hocking Hills, Ohio, this past weekend, and it was just what my soul needed. The breathtaking caves and fantastic waterfalls inspired oohs and ahs from my children and me every time we ventured out. Interestingly enough,...

Their slogan is "There is magic in the mountains."  After our one day visit in December 2020, my family and I would say we agree!  Anakeesta is an outdoor amusement park situated literally on top of a mountain.  It was just built in2017 and features...

The Christmas season is in full swing.  This has significantly different impacts on people.  For children, it’s incredibly exciting and joyful.  For working moms, it can bring stress and overwhelming anxiety.  For people mourning a loss, it can bring a deeper, more acute reminder of...

Let’s agree- this country is in a very tough place right now. We can all at least agree on that. There is a pandemic. There is racial inequality. There is an increase in unemployment.  There is rioting and targeted violence. There is also a huge...

    I looked up at her, curling her long, sandy blond hair in the bathroom mirror and breathed in the scent of the canned hairspray and felt so…..safe and happy.  I caught her glance in the mirror and said “Mommy, you’re so beautiful!”  She...