Category Archives: Faith Life

On Getting Older and Seeing Things Differently

CLICK BELOW TO LISTEN: There are two times of year I most love to be alive – fall and fall. Ok, that’s one, but for me it holds double weight. It’s the time of year on the farm when things begin to change rapidly. Calves begin to drop daily, along with the temperature and the leaves on the trees. The changes…

  • Laurie E GuertinOctober 23, 2017 - 2:18 pm

    Really needed this. Absolutely perfect. Hope writing is one of your dreams as well.ReplyCancel

    • MeredithOctober 24, 2017 - 2:56 pm

      Thanks for saying so! Yes, writing is one of my dreams. I hope the words continue to come and I hope your dreams come true, too. <3ReplyCancel

An Open Invitation To The Tired Moms and Motherless Mothers

  LISTEN BY CLICKING BELOW: If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it (or at least thought it) a thousand times. This motherhood gig is hard. It’s tiring and trying. It’s long days and sometimes longer nights. It’s worry-filled as much as it’s wonder-ful. There are times when the weight of it comes to bear. And there…

  • AshleyMay 11, 2017 - 2:29 pm

    Love this so much! I’m sitting on my virtual porch with you, coffee in hand! Thank you for sharing and spreading God’s grace and love. I think those two things are often overlooked in the business of daily life. It takes a conscious effort to spread them both and you are a great example of that! ReplyCancel

    • MeredithMay 11, 2017 - 3:49 pm

      What a sweet reply, Ashley. I’ll sit here and sip coffee with you a while, friend! Thanks for being here and sharing grace. xoxoReplyCancel

  • Marilyn HundleyMay 11, 2017 - 8:37 pm

    Thanks for your heart felt words. I can’t call my mom anymore or share with her my fears or happy times. But I try to remember she was always there for me. She still is, she just doesn’t remember as well. Happy Mothers Day!ReplyCancel

    • MeredithMay 19, 2017 - 10:36 am

      I’m sorry I didn’t reply to you sooner, Marilyn! Thank you for reading. I’m sorry your mom isn’t “present” anymore, that has to be so hard. Thank goodness for the good memories. <3 I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Betsy de CruzMay 14, 2017 - 2:47 pm

    Loved this, Meredith.  Yes to giving ourselves and others the gift of grace. 🙂 My own lovely mom is aging, so I realize I won’t have her forever, but years ago, God spoke to me that it was my time to step up to the plate and be a mom to others. Grace to you, friend.ReplyCancel

    • MeredithMay 19, 2017 - 10:35 am

      I have been terrible at looking at comments! There is no doubt you are an amazing mom to many! Love your heart and always love your words. I hope you had a beautiful Mother’s Day, Betsy!ReplyCancel

When Harvest Is a Long Time Coming

I wrote these words last fall over here, but I needed them today and I want them in this space…maybe someone else needs them, too. Listen By Clicking Below: It’s harvest time on the farm – and it’s been a long time coming. The preparation has seemed to be as never-ending as the ninety degree…