Sometimes, it is hard to imagine there is a God. Our pain and losses can be so great; we just don't believe that there is anything greater than us. But God is real. And She wants you to know Her...
I tell people I am a recovering perfectionist. Quintessential oldest child, I wanted to set the example, follow the rules, make more rules to follow, and do it all with ease and perfection. People pleasing was how I thought you were supposed to live your life. Rules are easy. There are clear boundaries you have [...]
Fridays are usually my kids favorite days. No homework means straight up fun all afternoon. After the first full week of school I thought my kids would be stoked that Friday afternoon had finally arrived. All seemed good in the car. Of course my momdar (mom + radar) should have gone off when my daughter [...]
Each year I do a fundraiser and then deliver gifts to 25 people (1 each day in December) to people who need a little extra cheer. These people usually have touched, inspired, or changed someone's life in our community (or far away - we have delivered to Denver, Utah, and well all over actually) and they [...]
In a world that always has fire-breathing dragons we need life-breathers, too. Yesterday was like any other day; work steadily flowing in and projects to complete, kids to love and instruct, bickering to manage, meals to prepare, guilt and stress to squelch, and of course the echoes of the outside world that sneak into our [...]
This year as I was collecting nominations for Holiday Cheer, I mentioned it to one of the teachers at my children's school. I knew she was a long-standing member of the community and she would know if anyone was in need of some cheer this holiday season. Without hesitation she knew the perfect family. She [...]
For today's nominee I would like to share the nomination letter that was submitted by Tiff about Stephanie. Tiff relays why Stephanie needed Holiday Cheer: "This recipient is an extraordinary lady. She is an amazing mom, daughter, friend, wife, sister and all around phenomenally loving spirit. She manages to keep this incredible beaming kinetic energy, [...]
Our nominee for day five is Karin. Karin has recently become the primary caregiver for her mother who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has selflessly opened up her home to both her mother and father while her mother battles this disease. Despite what Karin is going through on a personal level, she always remains [...]