chaos, love, order, perseverance, puppies, schedules, trials


We have a new family member–well, a potential family member who we are keeping during a trial period. Trial to see how the cat fares. Trial to see if Drew’s allergies can handle it. Trial to see if my 21 year old daughter can manage being a dog owner. And it’s ironic that now that I’ve chosen to make a schedule, I’ve said yes …

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chores, God's help, prayer, schedules

"Do I have to clean the bathroom?"

I have this bad habit of dreading doing chores. Is this Lazy? Please don’t answer that. The other night I was taking a bath when I whined to the Lord, “Oh….Lord, the bathroom is so gross.” Well, clean it. He replied. As simple as that. He was telling me to clean rather than bemoan the chore. Jesus has a great sense of …

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listening, quiet, schedules

Permission to be Still

Permission. I’ve never realized what an important role this word plays in my life until last week. I also didn’t realize how busy I was making myself until I had to spend a week laying low trying to recover from being sick. Being sick, however, gave me “permission” to be still. In January, I made many resolutions and energetically created a schedule  …

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