When all you can see is what you lack

Yesterday was not a banner day for Teri Lynne.  In fact, it was whatever the opposite of a banner day would be.  I won't go into all the details but let's just say it was a perfect storm of lack of sleep, lack of clear focus, and lack of emotional control.  Basically, I was—as we say in the south—a hot mess. I am pretty sure I had every single emotion possible. {It is at this point, you probably start praying for my sweet husband who has to manage the hurricane of said emotions.} This ... [Read More]

14 Things I Want My 14-Year-Old Daughter to Know {Part 2}

I suppose I've been in a bit of a reflective mood lately. Something about having a child old enough to start high school in August has made me that way. :) As I've considered what kind of person I pray my girl will become, what kind of person she already is, I realized there are still lessons I want to teach her. I was reminded my work as a mom is no where near done! So I started making a list of what I wanted her to know, 14 things I want my 14-year-old daughter to know.  I shared the ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 23} Let Us Hold True

Let those of us who are mature think this way, and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal that also to you.  Only let us hold true to what we have attained.  Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us. Philippians 3:15-17, emphasis added Welcome Sunday!   The past seven days have been long and filled with many difficulties, worries, and fears.   What a sweet reminder from these verses this morning ... Let us hold ... [Read More]