From the monthly archives:

September 2012

This is my feeble attempt to write a letter from the perspective of a sponsored child. I feel very inadequate and don’t want to dishonor or falsely dramatize what these children and their families go through. The truth is, there are children living in such poverty we can barely imagine what it must be like […]


Dear Lord Jesus, I know You know my heart. I’m so glad for that. I know You know my heart aches for the children in this world who suffer, for the families who are poor, broken and in need of the basics for life. I’m writing this letter to let You know I struggle with […]

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by Traci on September 14, 2012

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I got nothin’. Nothing that’s not heard before, nothing that’s not a cliche. We all know what ‘focus’ IS. I feel like if I expounded it would be adding to the reverberating echo. I’m not complaining. Not by any means. Nor am I making light or scoffing at the other voices. Honestly? I think I’m […]


Mostly, I’ve been a procrastinator because of my perfectionism. This time, I’m a procrastinator because I don’t want to let go. I don’t want to NOT be a homeschooling mama. I don’t want to NOT be a teaching mama. I don’t want to NOT be who I’ve been for the last 19 years. I don’t […]


They say ‘grace’ is ‘unmerited favor’ favor we didn’t earn yet freely bestowed a grace so full i can’t stand knees on ground are where i’m found for i need grace, it’s not what i’m full of finger pointing harsh words no excuses can’t this world just get it right? why can’t i see it’s […]


If you’ve visited my blog for sometime now you have probably noticed on my left sidebar a graphic to sponsor a child in poverty through Compassion. There’s a reason for that. Years ago, when my daughter was little and I was trying to eek out a living for the two of us, the Lord put […]


I can’t tell you how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE living in Minnesota! Here’s a sample of one of the millions of reasons: It amazes me, how this calm, serene view can turn into a churning, crashing, beautiful display of chaos… “The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, […]


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