Common Graces
Helping women find God and encouragement in everyday life

The truth is God is extraordinary. Angela Thomas once said that God puts His extra in our ordinary {or something like that}. Our ordinary. Our common. God is all over our common lives — in every breath, every blessing, every challenge, every heartache. Our lives our full of Common Graces.

men are idiots

All Men Are Idiots

                      A quick pit stop on a family road trip found me face-to-face with disrespect and the world’s view of...

God calls out

More Than A Snake, An Apple & A Bad Day

It’s there…in the garden….among the fig leaves that my breath catches in my chest. And I see, maybe for the first time, that this isn’t a story of a snake, an...

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Cue the Woodland Creatures

It is a scene that will probably unfold a thousand or more times in our lifetime. Nothing special or exciting. Me with a broom. Him, elbow deep in the day’s...

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When He Hung the Moon

Books piled up around me, papers scattered across the desk and floor, my Bible propped up against the laptop keyboard. This is my sweet spot. This place of digging through...

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What Worked For Me

It’s almost an obsession. For books. For vacuums. For recipes. For vitamins. Even for pens. I read reviews. Blogs. Retail websites. Wherever. I want to know if what I’m going...

zinnias

Parched. Dry. Thristy.

Crispy around the edges. That’s how I feel. Parched. Dry.  Like the heat of life has burned the beauty right out of me.There are no traces of the spring full...

last place you look

The Last Place You Look

Sometimes I just get tired. I don’t want to do one more load of laundry or cook one more dinner. I don’t want to read one more book or teach...

Spirit led planning

Spirit Led Homeschooling Planning

After a week of plans that went awry and trips to the ER (yeah everyone’s okay…just life with peanuts!), I’ve settled in on the couch surrounded by books, planners, highlighters,...

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Love will break you but it is good

In the distance the thunder rolls. In the house a door slams. A storm is rolling in…inside and out. I sat on the edge of the stairs and watched the...

Bible & Notes

It Was Never About Me

Face down on the bed. I keep reminding myself to breathe and unclench my jaw. Whose idea was this?!?!?!  Bible open. Notebook open. Notes, lists, pens, highlighters all stacked around...

Unlovable

Unlovable

I spent the first few years feeling uncomfortable and embarrassed when he said it. I spent the next couple of years craving hearing it. Going out of my way to...

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A Gentle Answer

“They probably don’t want parents by their age anyway, right?” The question hung in the air between us. I didn’t know her. She didn’t know me. We were engaged in...

Beautiful Disaster

Beautiful Disaster

Light plays across the ceiling as the candles burn low on the mantle. The smell of fresh bread lingers in the air. Snuggled up with a cup of tea, a...