Monthly Archives: March 2009

Desires of My Heart

“Delight yourself also in the LORD,And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4 Have you ever noticed that the more toys/gifts our children are given, the more they want and the less satisfied they are? For that matter, we can be the same way. When there is an abundance of things, […]

His plans, or mine?

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 13 years ago today, I became a mother for the 4th time.  My older children were 5, 3, and 1, and I had been […]

Running with endurance

“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”  Hebrews 12:1 A few people know that, after 7 pregnancies during which I struggled with gestational diabetes, I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes just a few weeks before finding out that I was pregnant with the baby I am now carrying.  Because […]

Spring is on its way!

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.”  Song of Solomon 2:12 Spring.  It’s my hands-down favorite time of year.  The dormancy of winter makes me feel as if I just want to crawl into bed and […]

Where do I go to resign?

“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6 Have you ever had one of those days when you felt like a complete failure?  A day when the kids aren’t doing what they’re supposed to be doing, […]

Free eBook giveaway

For this weekend only, my online friend, Penny Raine, is giving away 2 free eBooks.  You can get yours at .

Who is running things here?

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”   Galations 2:20 I was listening to my favorite Southern […]

Tyranny of the Urgent

“I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.”  John 17:4 I’m involved in a discipleship Bible study with an “older woman” using the book,  Growing Strong in God’s Family .  (This lady is not THAT much older than I am, but she does have some grown children in addition to the […]

Why “Mother by Design”? part 2

“The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—  that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” […]

Why “Mother by Design”?

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”  Gen 1:27 I have had several people comment on or ask me about my choice of a site/blog name.  Rather than answer each person individually, I’m going to answer everyone at once!  😉 […]