Roots: Keep You Strong

Parenting is hard! It requires so much more than simply feeding and clothing little people. To train your children, raise them with intention, takes a lot of work. And sometimes I am just not up to the task. The controlling part of me watches them, looking for mistakes that need to be corrected. The exhausted … Continue reading Roots: Keep You Strong

Roots: Flourish

Driving to the Adirondack mountains presented me with many familiar sights. Winding roads, unique landmarks, no-name towns that stretch one after the other into the foothills that get dwarfed by the mountain range the farther you go. On this trip, I was more aware of it all. It had been years since I’d been back … Continue reading Roots: Flourish

Abundantly More Patience

Someone told me it was nearly impossible to kill it so I took the cactus home with me. And I killed it with my very brown thumb. It was either flood season or drought season for that poor plant. I swore off trying to grow things or even keep them alive. But when my family … Continue reading Abundantly More Patience

Abundantly More Love

“My greatest delight is to make Him smile and my greatest fear is to make Him frown.” I’ve been “churched” from the time I was born. My family attended every service offered on the weekends and during the week. We participated in every activity and volunteered whenever there was a need. I learned the books … Continue reading Abundantly More Love

Abundantly More Kindness

There’s a running joke between my husband and I that we have three little sweetie pies. Vera is a pecan pie, Eve is an apple pie, and Lia is a key lime pie. Because Lia is a little bit tangy. She is mostly sweet, but every now and then she gets sour. No one brings … Continue reading Abundantly More Kindness