As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]Read more "Childhood"
As a child, I learned very quickly that not everyone liked me, nor did I meet every person’s expectations. My parents taught me that it did not matter what people thought of me, their opinion was not the measure of my worthiness. Rather, I was fully accepted by my Heavenly Father. Not because of something […]Read more "Identity"
As I wondered through Oldtown alone yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 […]Read more "Childhood"
When I hear the word “tradition”, I immediately hear my Dad singing the “Fiddler on the Roof” song. Just thinking about traditions brings a smile to my face. I value traditions. They create family memories and allow a level of excited anticipation, as we know the predictable fun that lies ahead. Christmas is ripe with […]Read more "Moment with Traditions"
I find this to be one of the most beautiful passages and promises in all of scripture. This world is distracting in so many ways. Much attention is placed on things with no eternal value. That is what media is about! Jesus reminds us that as children of God, we have no need to worry, […]Read more "No Worries"
I cannot think about Mother’s Day without thinking of my mother. I am convinced that I won the jackpot when it comes to mom’s. This is not a realization that I have come to recently. This was something I knew from a very young age. As I go through various stages of life, I appreciate […]Read more "My Mother"
If you know me well, you know I have favorites of everything. I become very excited when I get to experience one of my “favorites”. My favorite donut is blueberry cake. My favorite sandwich is a club with avocado. My favorite dessert is white cake with white icing. My favorite color is hot pink. My […]Read more "Moments of Being"
I pride myself in being a bit goofy! As a mother, I try to hide nuggets of my expectations of proper behavior, in silly sayings that my children can easily remember. Phrases that although serious, bring a smile to their faces. My husband calls them “Beckisms”. My hope is, one day they will teach […]Read more "Beckisms"
My eldest daughter celebrates her 16th birthday this next week. In the excitement of the occasion, I got a bit behind on my Bible reading. I opened my Bible this morning and these were the first words that I read. As I read them, I became convinced that the Holy Spirit gave me this […]Read more "Moments as a Mother"
Paul tells us, that above all things we are to put on love. As love is the chief of virtues, and all the others grow out of love. As Christians, we should be the most loving people, because we realize how much God loves us. We love in response to the great love and grace […]Read more "Put on Love"