Friday, July 24, 2015


This is a term, a place I am much too familiar with; starting over, getting up, commencing one more time!  My first blog was "Home Is Where Your Story Begins" in 2013, with all intentions of sharing of caring for my special needs son as a single parent by the grace of God! Coming into the knowledge that he was my first ministry. It simply wasn't the right timing to open up about many things!  

I am one of those sisters that too often hide behind the smile, become too consumed by the pressures and demands, and extreme hardness on myself and my performance, not receiving the grace and mercies of God! Not hearing Him say, "You've done well!".  Can you imagine GOD standing back with His chest stuck out, saying, "Girl, you are AMAZING!". I KNOW! It's a lot to take in, about the love of God!

".........the extravagant dimensions of Christ's love.  Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights! Live full lives!  Full in the fullness of God". Eph. 3:18-19 (message)      
Since 2013 trials came; 2 surgeries for my son. Honestly, it took all that I had to just stand through the storm!  BUT GOD!  " It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.".                                                                                                     

I read a wonderful blog post by Kristen Armstrong. She wrote, "Times of transitions are strenuous, but I love them. They are an opportunity to purge, rethink priorities, be intentional about new habits and we can make our NEW NORMAL!".  I have found that sometimes your heart needs more time to accept, what your mind already knows! I am still finding my new normal!  IN THE MEANTIME will be JUST THAT!  Time between one occurence and another!  I am coming  OUT OF HIDING!  Not a bad hiding, but a hiding God does allow us to come into in the time of crisis!

PS. 57:1"......... In the shadow of Your wings I make my refuge!".  

As one of my favorite book titles, "Saying Goodbye To The Survival Mode!".  And begin THRIVING AGAIN! I have an even fiercer passion to share the faithfulness of God in spite of my messy, cluttered, even kind of "GEEKY" self with my notebooks, binders, postits, books devotionals, which have taken on a life of their own!   I give myself permission to JUST BE WHERE I AM AT!  I want to be pliable in the Master's hand.

Jer. 18:4-6 "......whenever (the pot) the Potter was (working on) turned out badly......the Potter would simply (start over) and use (the same clay) to make another pot!"  (Message).  

I had several images to share. But I'm sorry, this is my first time with a phone!  Much to learn!


  1. Oh it is so wonderful to see you writing again. You are such a strong woman of faith!!

    1. Thankyou Bridget! Means a lot coming from you, as you are one of my mentors! Thankyou for your example!

  2. Helen! Your blog is beautiful!! I love the "Beginning Again"...and so happy that you ARE!! Glad you have been blessed by God and things have worked out for you so you COULD begin again!! Look forward to reading more...I am subscribing so I can read your posts as soon as I can after they are posted!!! Blessings to you, my friend!!!

  3. Thankyou Barbara! You have been such an influence!