A New Song

Do the birds know something I don't yet know? I can hear it in their cheerful song. Never missing a sunrise. The opportunity to sing anew; to skip along linked arm in arm with a melody. Not versed in scripture or reading, but need they be? In Psalms we read of new joy coming with…

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My Quiet Place

There’s a place aloft the Colorado National Monument that may as well have a spot carved out, about the width of my jeans.....labeled, “Lakin was here.” In those early days as a single mother, when all that mattered was off on a visit to her dad’s- this is where I landed. In an attempt to…

The “Definition” of Parenting

What does being a parent really mean? Why is being a parent so hard? We've heard it a million times. Our children are not born with an instruction manual. Only they are. The bible. If you don't consider yourself a Christian, hang in here with me. I will mostly be referencing the dictionary believe it…

God’s Grace and Direction in a Time of Great Sadness

There are thousands of "my ex did me wrong" stories out there, but this one is different. This one ends with God's grace and direction. Please join me in my first attempt at telling this story in text. I'll skip over our relationship and why it didn't work out. I'll even spare you the details…

Feedback Friday: Extrovert or Introvert?

I really want to hear more from and learn from you guys! So now I want to dedicate Fridays to "Feedback Friday" where I will be bringing a question or topic for you guys to comment on 🙂 Let's start with : Do you consider yourself to be an extrovert or introvert? What challenges do…

When the number of years you’ve lived and the number of houses you’ve lived in are the same.

I'll start with my high school writing assignments. You know the very memorable ones you keep in scrapbooks? The ones that ask you to collect memories, traditions, family trees etc and compile them into one big beautiful portfolio of your life up until that point? Those ones. Some of the assignments were easy for me…