• Patience,  Purpose,  Surrender,  Trust the Process

    Sweet Refinement

    My oldest daughter loves to bake and her latest artistic endeavor has been cake decorating. I’m not much of a baker with the exception of special events or holidays so we don’t often have a surplus of ingredients in our pantry. Not long ago, my daughter baked a cake and as she was preparing the frosting, realized we were out of powdered sugar. I offered her a jar of pre-made frosting but that was not going to work for her creation. She had specific plans for this cake and wanted it made to her specifications. A few moments later, I heard a different sound from the kitchen. My daughter proudly…

  • Faith,  Patience,  Trust the Process,  Trusting God,  Unexpected Series

    Unexpected Stops and Delays

    Several weeks ago, my daughters and I drove to my parents’ house for the weekend. My mom needed some strawberries so we stopped at a grocery store on the way. In order to get back onto the highway, we had to turn right while on an incline with a building to our left. There was another vehicle approaching so I waited until they had passed to turn. My children thought it was hysterical when the car behind me started beeping their horn as they did not feel I was moving fast enough. From their position behind me further down the incline with a view obscured by the building to the…