The Wilderness Place

The first autumn had come and gone. The second one breezes through. College football season with my man. Pumpkin scented candles and cinnamon surround. Pumpkins and mums stacked on my new front porch, in our wilderness home. Settling into my wilderness, I am determined to thrive and not merely survive. I will be intentional in cultivating peace, joy, and contentment. Christmas came the second time around here. This time with trees and gifts, Ann Voskamp’s The Greatest Gift. I was celebrating a new year at The Wilderness Place. A new community, church family, and friends. The...

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ENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE BLOG

Prayer has purpose and it's powerful.
The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

When asked, “What is something that surprised you about chronic illness?” my mind was overloaded with thoughts. There are so many things that have surprised me in my journey as a “heart mom.” I thought of all the unforeseen things I’ve experienced, all...

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Carry each other’s burdens - Galatians 6:2
Burden-Bearing

Burden-Bearing

  Burden-Bearing The healing power of inviting yourself into someone’s pain. A number of years ago when my oldest was getting ready to leave for college, my youngest, who had shared her room since she was born, was counting down the days of her...

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