I have another rather frustrating day of just trying to get information about the housing situation in St. Charles County. The majority of people I talked to agreed that yes, homelessness in our area is quite a problem that most people are unaware of, and yes they had thought about it, but funds, or manpower, … Continue reading Repost: When anger, passion, and conviction meet one might feel the need to throw up//How The Sparrow’s Nest was born
I could go either way this time of year. On one hand I love all the parties and festivities. I love that for one time of the year the entire Earth seems to focus on the birth of a baby. But I find it draining from all the expectations and requirements. I like Halloween. One … Continue reading Why We Will Re-Gift at Sparrow
Hey God, It's going good. You continue to freakishly bless me. I don't have to tell you that I'm tired. Like really tired. Like fall in bed exhausted and wake up fatigued. It's been a long haul. So much more complicated than I could have ever imagined. I ask myself if I'm making it more … Continue reading Blessed With Burden
God started me down a arduous journey two years ago. I was naive enough to think it might just be a long run. My runner's head thought I would just push through a few more rough miles on some unknown terrain but I could do that pretty easy. However, the conviction God put before broke … Continue reading If I had known would I have still done this?
I have a little friend whom I've never been blessed with actually meeting. Before you start questioning the voices in my head, this little friend actually exists. Her name is Darby Graham and I think she's pretty neat. I call her Little Miss just because. At four, she digs bling so I try to send … Continue reading 3 Things I learned this week from Little Miss Darby Graham
I have been given a vision. Clear as day. Yet I've only been given a pen light to see the path through the forest at night. The purpose is easy to see. Yet I walk by blind faith because the path is short sighted. My confidence is in the Father of my salvation. Yet I'm … Continue reading Random thoughts on chicken faith
I see everybody is grabbing a word or a claiming a scripture for the New Year. I normally wait until about April to start setting goals and resolutions. But honestly, this year that never happened and I feel like I've been swirling out of control all year. God still managed to hold me together and … Continue reading Why yes, I am setting goals for 2012 before April. (weird, right?)
I didn't really want to go at all. This side of the family sucks the life out of me. I went because my DH is gracious and caring. I blame him. Among other things, I got scolded for giving an unsolicited gift. The recipient was mad because they didn't know we were exchanging gifts. They … Continue reading Yet another lesson in grace: No strings attached
I am sick and tired of babies being beaten to death. I am absolutely appalled of the abuse women endure. The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. Albert Einstein How can we be so connected to people all over … Continue reading It’s a lie to believe if we don’t get involved then we won’t be hurt.