Category Archives: tender thoughts

sweet spots & sunhats

do you feel like you are in your sweet spot? that place of perfect balance. well, that word perfect makes us all wannaView full post »

my valentines day birthday girl turns 20!

i’ve spent some time the last few days thinking about your upcoming birthday. besides the fact that i can’tView full post »

fresh starts, focus & intentional living

i woke this morning and once again started what i’ve started every year for the past…well, i don’tView full post »

he chose us

it was the most gorgeous, perfect day. the idyllic beach day i dream of all year long. the water was crystal clear andView full post »


it was fall of 2011 when i first heard of jen’s story. a young mom. a beautiful mom. a mom with two young boys. aView full post »

validation, identity and a pageant

          often times we look for, we long for, we need the acceptance “award&#View full post »

the lesson i learned about loving my neighbor

i had never been so terrified in my whole life. last fall, brinkley was attacked by a german shepherd while we wereView full post »

when you satisfy the needs of the oppressed~

isaiah 58.10  and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then yourView full post »

loving on him…

  i was sitting under our navy blue umbrella watching him out in the crystal clear water playing with two of the girlsView full post »

what i hope you know sweet girl….

 We will not hide these truths from our children;    we will tell the next generationabout the glorious deeds ofView full post »

saying goodbyes & other laughing moments

my sweet abby girl is almost to texas by now.she & her mama, one of my dearest friends,packed up yesterday, headingView full post »


  i did a little light reading this summer. the Hole in Our Gospel: What Does God Expect of Us? & it completelyView full post »

little women

a few years after caroline was born,  i ran into a friend that had moved away 20+ years ago. we were reconnecting viaView full post »

simple thoughts on a tough subject…

i wanted to address a couple comments i had a few weeks ago  on the Choose Joy entry. i sincerely thank each of you whoView full post »

kinda wondering if i’m doing it all right..

i’ll be honest,there’s been a few rocky days around the knudsen home this summer. with 5 females 3 of whichView full post »