What’s the Goal?

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back on 2014 and look ahead to 2015 and remember. Reflect. Set goals. New Year’s resolutions and all that. Right before Christmas, Alli decided she wanted to help me bake, so she was measuring out all of the dry ingredients and making a bit of a mess. Which is fine…I’m a messy baker myself. But then she said something that made me pause. She looked at the flour and sugar and cocoa powder all over the table and said, “I’m a terrible baker. I should just let you finish.” She started to….

The Day After

It’s the day after Christmas, and my house is still. Everyone’s sleeping but me and my dog. And I’m sitting here by the twinkle lights of my tree just thinking about the past couple of months and how it’s all over. After months of planning. After weeks of shopping and searching for just the right gifts. After hours and hours and hours of baking and wrapping and plotting and planning….we’ve opened the gifts and eaten the food and goodies. We laughed and joked and cried and laughed again. And now….it’s the day after. It’s over. But is it?

Am I invisible?

My kids have the movie The Incredibles, and I can’t even begin to count how many times we’ve watched it. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a Disney/Pixar movie about a family of super heroes with super powers who’ve gone into hiding and are trying to be normal. The daughter, Violet, has the invisibility super power. She can disappear. She just blends into the background and no one can see her. I have felt like Violet quite a few times in my life, especially when it comes to my dreams and walking out the plan of God in my life. I kind of just blend into the background. Like no one can see me. “Can God even see me? Did He forget about me? Did he forget about my dreams? Hellooooo!?! Anybody up there??? Am I invisible?”


I had BIG PLANS when I graduated Bible School of amazing things I wanted to do for God. Then I met my husband, and things changed a bit….but we still had BIG PLANS. We also had a 5-year plan – you know? Wait 5 years to have any babies. Anyone else ever have one of those? How did that work for you? Ours, not so much…