Revisit: Housing Wisdom

We now live in the house I wrote about below —"The Burleson CharlottesVilla"— where friends and family come to "cozy down." But believe me, the whole process wasn't exactly a warm and cozy, relaxing experience! God saw us through many decisions, setbacks, delays, and "issues." And now, we are incredibly grateful every day for each... Continue Reading →

Keep Calm And Carry On

I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them... I will not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16) In just a few days, MomsHooPray kicks off our 11th year with something new; the NoVA group will meet OUTSIDE, with... Continue Reading →

Testing Positive In A Pandemic

Well done, college praying moms. You have "tested positive" in the middle of a pandemic. You have chosen to think, speak, and act in ways that pass this test of faith—with love and creativity. Maybe you didn't always feel like it, and maybe you didn't always follow through, and it ain't over yet, but from... Continue Reading →

A Fightin’ Chance

Yuck! I certainly never expected this. They looked half-dead already. My sister, the one who had inherited my dad's green thumb, the one who had carefully planted them in my garden out of the goodness of her heart, solemnly noted the unusual dark patches on the leaves and declared these pansies were diseased. What used... Continue Reading →

A Decade of Prayer

It was June of 2015 when my Class of 2014 Wahoo stopped by after his workday just as I was loading the car with decorations for our MomsHooPray end of year dinner. He said something like, “Mom, shouldn’t you be retired from this already?” Well, actually, no. We never retire from praying. Even though we... Continue Reading →

Two Weeks and Counting!

Moving is hard, even if it's a much-anticipated destination. I know this first hand. Moving from Northern Virginia into our "CharlottesVilla" involved months of planning, packing, and unpacking. Not to mention meeting and making new friends and finding my way around. And adjusting to a different culture. (apologies to slower, gentler Charlottesvillians from the driver... Continue Reading →

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