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My Heart Speaks

7 Things Your Children Need To Hear You Say

Words. Often overlooked, and somewhat underrated. Speaking (simple) words to our children’s heart can life-giving and affirming.  Speak to their hearts, from the depths of your own. Our children cannot read our minds.  It is time to speak up.…

A Meeting At The Well (the faces of motherhood)

The back of my throat was scratchy and calling the cool water I held in my hands. I had forgotten it was there, it had been in my grip for so long, waiting for a break in the gathering…

To The Single Mom, You Are Amazing

She is living next door to you and you may not know, but she is one of the most brave, lonely and courageous woman I have ever known.  She tills the soil day in and day out and doesn’t…

What Does Your Wall Look Like?

A newly painted wall does not hold its beauty for a very long time in this home. Fingerprints and scratches, fresh handwritten names in capital letters from the kindergartener births the recognition that a family lives within these walls.…

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What Brings Out the Worst In Me…

Oh, how my “moods” change like a flash of lightning!  On the inside.  I will do my best to keep the outward display of frustration or discouragement inside, and sometimes it is like a slow simmer. But, you know…