where the writers are

Nicole Wian's Blog

RSSSyndicate content
Oct.17.2011
An hour till bedtime and the kids are jumping on the trampoline in the dark.  Not a wonderful winding-down activity.   For school today we did workbooks and an online game called spent.   Not the most productive day, as I was crazy busy with doctor's appointments. And... more...
Continue Reading »
Oct.05.2011
    There never seems to be enough time in the day.   But this I know- there are hours in the morning which I could utilize and I don't.   Because I'm sleeping.   I'm tired.  Very tired.  And I let the illness excuse me from the morning opportunity which I know...
Continue Reading »
Oct.02.2011
        In church today we read Philippians 2.  I love the title of the chapter: Imitating Christ's humility.   That's beautiful to me.   But why is it so hard?  Christ was obedient unto death. Many times I'm not obedient unto little things let...
Continue Reading »
Sep.26.2011
"Giving myself away, I've found myself."     To hear more of Brandee's words, click here.  She writes about service, willingness and giving.    
Continue Reading »
Sep.23.2011
Growing.  I said the other day that joy swells.  It grows.  It becomes and happens but sometimes gradually through the journey of choosing.  And then the growth unrecognized because it suddenly so strong upon you.  Could everything grow just this way?  Ideas...
Continue Reading »
Sep.22.2011
I'm super excited about something today.    A while ago I had an idea for another blog.  I haven't written over there as much as I would have liked but over the weeks the idea has evolved.  I've really wanted to include reader participation.  But in a different...
Continue Reading »
Sep.18.2011
"I, Paul, who am 'timid' when face to face with you, but 'bold' when away!....For some say , 'His letters are weighty and forceful, but in person he is unimpressive and his speaking amounts to nothing'..."   2 Corinthians 10: 1, 10.   How many writers can relate to this?    I...
Continue Reading »
Sep.16.2011
Joy
I don't naturally trend toward joy.  Which is not to say that I'm melancholic all the time.  I'm just a person who may need to be reminded now and again that the glass is half full rather than half empty.  This is not easy to admit.       Source: d....
Continue Reading »
Sep.15.2011
I am here but elsewhere.   It is Wednesday night but I will post tomorrow.  I am in a hotel room.  My wonderful husband read my last blog, the sentence about how I wanted oh, a weeks vacation and this is what he did.  Booked me a room.  A room of one's own, I have right...
Continue Reading »
Sep.14.2011
Today I am silenced.  Humbled.  Moved.   So, just this:   Please, join my heart here today?
Continue Reading »
Sep.13.2011
I am here, later than usual today.  It was a long afternoon.  I elected to not give the baby a nap (wondering if she's ready for that - I may not be).  And when I looked at the clock at 2:47 I about died.  It seemed like it should have at least been five.   I ended up...
Continue Reading »
Sep.12.2011
    Today I am not inclined toward handstands.... but maybe I need to be.   Today the kids want to play.  I say, "It's Monday, there's stuff to do."   But what if I gave up stressing? Gave up the worry, just right now and said, "It's okay that you all have built a fort in...
Continue Reading »
Sep.11.2011
I can't not talk about 911 today.  It's all around, as I want it to be.  And it has been a weepy weekend for me.  God has laid it heavy on my heart these last few days.  I can't escape and I don't want to.  I am grateful for  needed tears which are not about me, for...
Continue Reading »
Sep.09.2011
We've been here for three months now and real life is catching up to us.  I was just talking to a (real life) friend yesterday who also has recently moved cross country, though more recently.  She said she is in the surreal state of being which I remember from a few months back.  In...
Continue Reading »
Sep.08.2011
  I enjoyed so much, yesterday, 'spotlighting' Verity, that I thought it would be nice to take the time to spotlight each of my children.   True is my one and only boy.  The oldest.  I love how God worked that out.  He was my first and only for three years.  Our '...
Continue Reading »