As an accountant, you might think I spend my entire day creating formulas and compiling numerical data. This is mostly true – much of my day is spent in an excel spreadsheet. And I’ll admit, a balanced spreadsheet brings me great joy – something you non-accountant types will never understand! Continue reading
Life is busy and we sometimes become stuck in a rut with our faith. To find time to pause; then to rely on God and cast our burdens to him is challenging when so many voices in the world give you a different message. I yearn to find ways to connect more deeply to God! I want to experience faith and sense God’s presence in my life in new ways. And I want to share those moments with my son and daughter; to show them that faith is a lifetime journey! Continue reading
The words I write this week are more for myself than for anyone else. I have this need to fill every moment of our summer with activities! We must take the kids to the ballpark, swimming, camping, to the lake, to a parade, out late to watch fireworks. If I do not check each of these items off of the summer “to-do” list I have failed as a parent!!
This usually means we run from one activity to another – never stopping to rest, allowing time for reflection, or letting the simple enjoyment of each others’ company be acceptable summer fun!
My son and I recently went to an overnight camp together. Our time was filled with the typical camp activities – boating, swimming, songs, campfire, hot dog cookout, and one of my very least favorite things to do: “get to know you” games! Meeting new people in itself puts me way outside of my comfort zone. Top that with answering a silly question or playing a silly game and I’m filled with dread! Continue reading