Category Hope

The Messy Messenger

Have you ever kept a card or letter that someone has written to you?  Do you occasionally re-read it?  Who sent it to you?  Why have you held on to it?  How do you feel when you read the message it holds? I like to write cards and letters.  No, I LOVE to write cards […]

The Difference You Don’t Know About

In a few short weeks my son Andrew, my first born, will graduate from High School.  To assist us in creating an invitation list for his graduation party, we sat down with Andrew to craft a list of people who he felt had made a difference in his life.  The results of this were astounding. […]

Midnight Rendezvous with Dawn

It was not a romantic interlude underneath the crisp starlight skies.  It was not a late night of conversation, tears, and laughter with friends.  No tonight my midnight rendezvous was with a sink full of soapy water and a counter of dishes that had stacked up over the past two days. Yes, at 12:24am I […]

Sweet Sleep

As we look to the beginning of another week, how are you feeling? Do you feel excited, eager, and filled with hopeful expectation?  Do you feel numb and flat that it is just another mediocre week filled with the same tasks as last week? Do you feel anxious, nervous, worrisome, stressed, frazzled, or fearsome?  Are […]

Is it a Pit or a Well?

“We can not dig ourselves out of a hole.”  Defeatedly, the words scratched through my constricting throat like sandpaper over course wood.  Tears welled in my eyes until they fell like loosed boulders tumbling down the cliffs of my cheeks. There we sat, my husband and I, in the cavity of our circumstances – stuck […]