January 7, Challenge 7 #JanuaryJourney #ready

Sunday… a day of rest.  Our family certainly needed it after a tough week of illness.  Sometimes, a quality life is about just settling into a happy, cozy home with your precious loved ones.  The house is a disaster, but the home is in order. January 7, Challenge 7:  Enjoy a Sunday Snuggle!  Enough said.  WishingContinue reading “January 7, Challenge 7 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

January 6, Challenge 6 #JanuaryJourney #ready

I was sitting in a meeting with professionals who serve families in crisis.  A psychologist was talking about factors that help children to be resilient in the face of terrible circumstances.  I really respected what this woman had to say, as she had years of experience counseling children, and conducted forensic interviewing of children whoContinue reading “January 6, Challenge 6 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

January 5, Challenge 5 #JanuaryJourney #ready

Happy Friday!  Thank you to those who have read this blog as I begin this personal challenge to myself, and I especially appreciate the encouragement received from some readers! January 5, Challenge 5:  Guard your Memories!   Have you ever had that sinking feeling of, “Oh, I should have taken care of that, and now itContinue reading “January 5, Challenge 5 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

January 4, Challenge 4 #JanuaryJourney #ready

My one-year-old twins won’t remember this week when they grow up.  Without going into the details of a stomach bug, they won’t remember all the things I did for them during these last few loooong days and nights… the things I will continue to do as many days and nights as it takes, because IContinue reading “January 4, Challenge 4 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

January 3, Challenge 3 #JanuaryJourney #ready

If I thought yesterday was a challenge, then today was three times as hard!  Instead of one sick baby, I now have two sick babies and a sick husband.  So again, my best plan of having an early post this morning did not happen, but today’s difficulties remind me to be thankful for healthy days…Continue reading “January 3, Challenge 3 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

January 2, Challenge 2 #JanuaryJourney #ready

Happy Day Two of the new year!!  This January Journey I am taking has already encountered a “challenge to my challenge.”  Within two hours of publishing my first blog post for 2018, one of my toddler twins became very ill… so this second day’s post is a little later in the day than I intended,Continue reading “January 2, Challenge 2 #JanuaryJourney #ready”

New Year Challenge #JanuaryJourney #ready

Are you ready for a challenge?  Join me for the next 31 days, and we will prepare to die…. Wait! What!? That’s probably on the list of the top ten things NOT to headline a blog post with, but stay with me… what I mean is, let’s take care of some important business during thisContinue reading “New Year Challenge #JanuaryJourney #ready”

After the Solar Eclipse, 3 Reminders about God

GOD’S CREATION DECLARES HIS GLORY Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. That verse says it!  The stunning views of Earth’s moon passing in front of our solar system’s Sun, via NASA today, took my breath away.  My understanding of it all is limited…the sheer size of bothContinue reading “After the Solar Eclipse, 3 Reminders about God”