We built our house almost 20 years ago! (Where has the time gone?) When I say we built it, I mean literally. We hired a contractor to dry it in, then we took over. It took us months. We moved in with bare floors and no window stills. We really enjoy working together, so it […]
What do YOU do with broken things? It depends on whether you are a perfectionist or a re-purposer. Can I explain what I mean with a story? Do you know that everything taste better in a pretty dish? (I can hear my male readers groan, but please stay with me. I’m headed somewhere. I’m going […]
I’m not satisfied with my weight right now, so when my friend challenged me to lose 5 lbs with her this month I eagerly accepted. I’m working on it! I’m eating right and exercising everyday. But, there’s a major challenge to getting that weight off. It’s birthday month in the Holland house. Both of […]
Maybe is should seem obvious, but sometimes it’s not. That hope filled glow can be seen on children’s faces and in nature’s majestic artistry. Sometimes we see through eyes that are strained with drudgery, pain and struggles. It’s in those times that we need to be filled with hope. And it is in those times […]
He was arrogant! What a way to begin a blog! But it’s the truth! Arrogant; AND selfish; AND unsympathetic; AND complacent; AND heartless. I get annoyed trying to describe him. Absolute power corrupts absolutely! He didn’t fear God, so he didn’t feel he was required to do the right thing or even answer to God […]
I cannot begin to grasp the emotions that filled that space when Rachel uttered her last words. Another son…but one that she would never hold…never cradle in her arms…or kiss it’s sweet cheeks…so mustering her last ebb of strength she uttered the baby’s name Ben-oni. And it was true…he was the son of her sorrow. […]
“And without faith it is impossible to please God,” My mind seems to always stop there as if the comma were a period. It’s just that the thought of pleasing God is such a delightful thought! It is hard for me to imagine that MY faith actually pleases God…but, then there’s the alarming realization that […]
Never Alone. I’ve discovered if I walk with Him through beautiful places, I’m quicker to recognize and respond to His presence in difficult places.
Whatever you plant…you’ll reap. What are you planting and what are you nurturing?
Stability? Is it possible for you to experience it with all the shifts and changes that are going on around you? We are a mobile society. People are constantly uprooting and moving to new places. Divorce. Job changes. a new boss…a new career..companies closing…opportunities that dry up… Life changes…growing older…getting married… Change happens and it […]
I found myself looking back at one of the pictures in my blog post “Amazing Feet” several times yesterday. Even again this morning, I just sat looking and savoring the picture of that crazy goat. Talking about being between a rock and a hard place.
Don’t you just love compliments? Of course we love compliments! They make us feel valued! Noticed. Confident. Encouraged. Successful. There have been so many times that my life has been enriched by a sincere compliment. There have been times that a compliment has been the fuel that took me to the next step on my […]