“Vicious Circles”

could influence
and those decisions
could lead to


In Harms Way

Today, I’m not really sure how writing’ll work out. It’s one of those times when I’m afraid of what I’m going to write about, so without thinking, here I go. Continue reading

One on One

Last week, the kids were at youth camp, and on Friday, we picked them up to bring them home to a surprise.

Since we arrived two months ago, I’ve been asking Scott for a basketball hoop for the kids. Well, I finally made that happen.

When we pulled up, I watched their faces. Nathan wasn’t looking out the window, but Carolyn saw, and her face said it all! She was SO surprised and pointed it out to Nathan, who loved it.

When we got inside, I laid down for a quick nap, and when I’d awoken (which was not even an hour later), Nathan’d already been out there shooting hoops!!

Later on, he went out a second time with Katie.

This hoop was one of the best decisions we’ve made!! Nathan’s been SO depressed, but now, he has an outlet!

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The perfect form!


The baby’s getting so big!
Katie, dribbling


Right before the ball hit me, I snapped a picture.


This is the biggest smile I could get out of Nathan, which saddened my heart.

Not ALL Bad

Since it’s been “difficult” here, I’m going to point out things I like.
I love hearing the birds talk…sometimes fifty at a time.
I love watching the trees blow through the window.
I love my yellow room.
I love sitting at our dining room table, eating dinner, playing games.
I love, when I’m first to wake up, sitting in the living room in silence.
I love sitting in that same silence in my bedroom.
I love dancing at church.
I love the breeze at the ocean; it sort of blows the humidity away.
And in the moments it happens, I love watching the kids have fun.
I love my talks with Katie.
I love the times when Scott and I laugh.
I love watching the kids grow.
I love cooking with my girls.
I love creating.

Anyway, those are some of the things I love. I’m sure I’m missing some, and I’m sure some are an exaggeration, but it’s good to focus on the beauty that’s all around me.

“Relationship Takes Two”

under His Glory
beneath the stars
on solid ground

He spends time with me

under His Glory
beneath the stars
on solid ground

I spend time with Him

could you imagine
if one of us

if only “I” was talking
never hearing from God
never seeing a sign

and what about Him

if “He” was only talking
as I lived my life
apart from Him

Hosea was placed
in marriage
for a purpose

to show how
the relationship was

my prayer is for all
to spend time with Him

under His Glory
beneath the stars
on solid ground