A Letter to My Children

Dear Children, 

There are times in your life that mommy just needs to be alone.

For example, if I go to the bathroom and shut the door, chances are I don’t need assistance for whatever I’m in there for.

If you see mommy in a corner with her back to you and it looks like I’m eating a piece of chocolate, it’s definitely not chocolate. It’s probably broccoli.

If mommy is on the phone, you do not need to state (very loudly) that your brother pooted and it smelled really bad.

If mommy is in the shower, you do not need to assume that it’s a good time to practice your free throws into the toilet bowl.

Yet despite all the times I need to be by myself, there’s no other place I’d rather be than with you.

Except when I’m in the bathroom.

I really need to remember to lock that door…..



God Is There

You know when life throws you an unexpected curve ball?

Maybe it’s a sickness that is either short term, or long term and you’re wondering how you’re going to make it through.

Maybe it’s a break in a relationship that you don’t know how you’re going to survive without.

Maybe it’s a loss in your job that has you wondering how you’re going to make ends meet.

Maybe it’s a hurt that is so deep you can’t see your way out of the dark pit that you’ve fallen into.

Whatever your need is today, I have good news for you! You are not alone and God is not surprised. Everything that has happened to you, God sees it all and you know what? He’s still there. He sees your pain. He sees your sickness. He sees your need, whatever it is.

And my God is a God of provision! My God is a God of healing! My God is a God of comfort!

So be encouraged today. Know that even though you can’t see the end and you have NO IDEA how it’s going to work out, God does. He is already at the end. Just put your trust in him and know that He will guide you every step of the way.

All the way to your healing.
All the way to your provision.
All the way to your ending that is so hard to see right now.