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When it comes time to let go so they can fly….

I gotta tell you guys, this year has been the hardest year I could ever have wrapped my mind around. It has NOTHING to do with physical challenges, and everything to do with issues of the heart. In just under one month my oldest daughter will graduate from highschool. This is the child I never [...]

By | May 2nd, 2019|Challenge Me|0 Comments

When Its Time To Start Again…

*************** "Storms make trees create deeper roots.." Dolly Parton *************** I have missed you, Welcoming House Readers. And I have missed blogging. I have struggled with how to share with you so many things over the last 8 months as I have walked through some dark times in my life. How to keep up with [...]

By | August 14th, 2017|Challenge Me|2 Comments

Dear “Jesse”–an open letter to the guy who I wish I knew in REAL life…

       Dear Jesse, Its been 1187 days since the beginning of our rather strange relationship, and I felt that I should finally openly introduce myself. You see, believe it or not, I know quite a bit about you, and have talked with many of your friends, family, coworkers, students, and probably even your vet by [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|Challenge Me, Faith|1 Comment

If all I ever had was Today….

What a beautiful Day today is. (But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called "Today," so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our assurance firm until the end,…Hebrews 3:13-14) A [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Challenge Me|Comments Off on If all I ever had was Today….

There and Back Again…our Tale…without Hobbits…

The Littles are bigger. Much Bigger. Soon heading into their first day of FIRST grade, I am shaking my head as I watch them read simple words to each other, giggle at jokes they wouldn't have gotten a year or so ago, marveled at how their feet will soon be larger than mine, and so [...]

By | September 5th, 2016|Challenge Me|Comments Off on There and Back Again…our Tale…without Hobbits…

2 weeks and 1 Year….what they have in common

I had to take a break from writing this last couple weeks as we walked through some new challenges here on this side of the screen. Long story short, my oldest daughter has turned out to have a heart condition, and my mother requires surgery next Wednesday. Two weeks ago we were waiting in a [...]

By | February 10th, 2016|Challenge Me, Encourage Me, Strengthen Me|1 Comment

Change is…..HARD

I don't know about you, but change stinks. I can't even tell you how much I really REALLLLLY despise it. Perhaps it is because I have spent a good portion of my young adult and adult years in a fluid state, never knowing when the next change was going to come, that I feel that [...]

By | January 11th, 2016|Challenge Me, Faith|2 Comments

Just A Word..

I have a couple thoughts on my heart that I really have to get out today. It has a lot to do with how we handle ourselves when there is a screen between us and the person we are talking to. Years ago when people used to talk about how horrible social media was, and how [...]

By | October 2nd, 2015|Challenge Me, Faith|1 Comment

Just. Let. Them. Play.

Not that I want to rant or anything (no drama zone, I promise), but please, allow me to express the feelings on my heart about some of the major and serious changes I have seen in education over the years. I am blessed, in many ways, because my oldest daughter is ten years older than [...]

By | August 3rd, 2015|Challenge Me, Faith|3 Comments

Why I REALLY should just take up stock in Bubble Wrap…

If you have been a reader for long, it will absolutely come as no surprise to you for me to tell that I always fall into the 1% category when it comes to getting hurt in the silliest of ways. Years ago, I almost broke both my ankles by taking a highly un-entertaining, and super [...]

By | July 31st, 2015|Challenge Me, Faith|Comments Off on Why I REALLY should just take up stock in Bubble Wrap…