living an easy life is not the goal

I used to think making my life easier would make me happier. And in a sense, an easy life does make one happy. I'm all about "less is more." I don't like clutter, be it physical clutter or mental clutter. I do my best to minimize distractions and "stuff" in my life. 

For a while, after I became a mom, I was overwhelmed. I didn't know how to handle it all, so I began to make changes in my life to make it easier. Changes like moving back home to Miami, buying a house down the street from my husband's work, cutting down on responsibilities. I wanted to deal only with the bare minimum. I also made it my goal to make sure my kids had an easy life. Everything revolved around their schedules and moods. 

my kinder grad

Liam graduated kindergarten last week. I know every mom thinks her child is special, but Liam really is! ;-) He's truly a smart boy who learns quickly.  This year he excelled academically. It was rare that he didn't bring home straight A's on all of his assignments. He earned the golden reading award and the conduct award. He has also developed interests in art, Lego building, and video games (Minecraft forever). Below is a letter I wrote to him in celebration of this milestone. I am proud of my boy. He works hard and always does his best. 

marriage advice for single people

I don't usually like giving marriage advice. I know that each marriage is unique and deeply personal. What works for one couple may not work for another. I don't like to judge how a husband and wife have chosen to live out their marriage. There is, however, one piece of marriage advice that I believe is crucial. And it's for the single people. 

"...they had been with Jesus"

After Lent and my study of Isaiah I decided I wanted to jump into Acts. I've been interested to learn more about the early church. I wanted to study how they went on after Jesus left them.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my Instagram Story where I gave a quick thought on Acts 4:13. It says, "When they (talking about the Jewish leadership here) observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus."