trusting God

This Is What We Raise Them For

This week was filled with the last of the lasts for my twin high school seniors. They officially “checked out” of our school district. Soon, they will have their high school diplomas in hand. While I was waiting in the car for my son to finish his paperwork, a friend of mine walked over to see how I was doing. I told her I had been crying, and she said with great enthusiasm, “Don’t do that! It’s going to be ok!” I responded with it being the last of the lasts. And then she said, “This is what we raise them… Read More ›

Laying Down The Conductors Baton

I love music! I always have. If it wasn’t piano lessons, it was band. If it wasn’t band, it was choir. At one point, I was a music education major. But I realized, although I loved music, I didn’t love it enough to make it my career. Or maybe I loved it too much to make it my career. 😉  In my music theory class, I learned the nuts and bolts of conducting music. Thirty years later,  I still direct any and all music that I believe is amazing. Yes … in my car, watching the opening sequence to “Blue Bloods,” sometimes even… Read More ›

This Time is in His Hands

My mother often says, Life can be…so lifey! What she means by that is … Life happens. And as a result, sometimes our plans get derailed. Well, that’s me right now. I’m smack-dab in the middle of Life. It’s frustrating, but I know that this time is in the Lord’s hands. A few weeks ago I had time to read. And read I did! I enjoyed two or three fiction books, but they left my mind muddled. I had a hard time detaching from the novels to think about other things. It’s the end of the school year and our… Read More ›

Are You Trusting in Your Own Ability? Or Are You Trusting God with Your Inability?

I often find myself overly confident in my own ability. After all, I am–ME! 🙂 I have a Type-A personality, including all of the typical characteristics that go along with that stereotype. I am determined, disciplined, driven to complete (complete well, I might add), and dependable. Those are good D-words, aren’t they? Unfortunately, I also exhibit some of the not-so-nice D-words … demanding, domineering, dictatorial … *sigh*… I can’t bring myself to list anymore. (I asked Tim for some more negative examples.  He gave me some, but I thought they were all good qualities. Oh, well. That’s the problem with… Read More ›

You May Come Only This Far

I’ve been reading through the Book of Proverbs the last few months, and I always look forward to Chapter 8—which I got to read while on vacation. Each morning we went to the beach with our coffee, watched the sun come up, and enjoyed the peacefulness of the yet-to-be-filled shore. I watched the waves roll in as I read about Wisdom. Proverbs 8:22, 27-29 The LORD formed me [wisdom] from the beginning, before he created anything else … I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans. I was there when he set the clouds above,… Read More ›