Christian, Faith

When Orange Trees Don’t Grow Oranges

When we bought our home 12 years ago, I was excited to find out we had an orange tree in the backyard. It didn’t have any oranges on it at the time, but it wasn’t the season for bearing fruit. Even though I don’t have much of a green thumb, I wasn’t worried. I had… Continue reading When Orange Trees Don’t Grow Oranges

Christian, Encouragement, Perspective

Dog Days of Summer

I was having a bad day. Nothing was going right. I ended up in tears over silly pieces of technology wreaking havoc on my ability to work. I sent out an emergency prayer text to my husband, because I was about to lose my mind and throw a computer. He responded with assurance that he… Continue reading Dog Days of Summer

Christian, Encouragement, Memorial, Perspective

Remembering What’s Important

I started a post about Memorial Day and, well, it wasn’t good. I could make up some lame excuses, but the truth is, I just couldn’t articulate what I wanted to say. It was about the value of remembering and it didn’t make any sense at all. Then I opened my devotional from Charles Spurgeon,… Continue reading Remembering What’s Important

Christian, Mother's Day, Perspective, women's interest

The Perfect Mom

This blog will post on Mother’s Day, so I thought a tribute to motherhood was in order. It can be an emotional day. Some of my friends were abandoned or forgotten by their moms. Some of my friends desperately want to be a mom, but cannot bear children. Some of my friends have great mothers,… Continue reading The Perfect Mom