Wait! That was the word that shrieked through my mind. I could feel it, that word… It screamed at an ear shattering decibel as it started at the back of my brain did a couple loops around and just as it was about to zip out of my mouth my lips clamped shut. I’m not … Continue reading God is prepared even when we are not…
Being a parent, I am consistenly floored at the way God uses my children to speak to me. Another one of those beautiful instances happened not long ago. We are in the midst of training a worrier. She’s incredible. I wish she could see the greatness I see when I look at her. She’s smart, witty, … Continue reading Kids and comfort zones
Self reflection is wonderfully important. I haven’t always seen it as such. It’s a learned habit - a forced pause, a way of creating a breath, a moment to seemingly step out of the now to survey the world as it is. I crave these moments. For me, they happen in the morning as I … Continue reading God works, are you willing to see?
Reading: Luke 2:1-21 Luke 2:19 tells us, “Mary pondered these things in her heart.” The amplified version of the Bible tells us: “But Mary treasured all these things, giving careful thought to them and pondering them in her heart.” To ponder means to weight in the mind, to think on…to reflect. John 1:14 , “and … Continue reading A forced pause, and time to ponder
What I am about to say is not going to be popular – I write this understanding there are readers that won’t accept this thought, and that’s ok. To you…I love you, I don’t write this criticizing your parenting and I hope I am able to communicate thoroughly that this is my own personal story, … Continue reading Why Santa doesn’t visit our home
We have neighbors that have a beautifully simple nativity scene. It’s white – only white. They set it out in the front of their home and they put a spot light on it so in the dark of the night as you drive by their home you see a simple reminder of Jesus’ birth. They … Continue reading Back to the heart of giving gifts…
Self-Love is it instinct, or is it learned? What image comes to mind when you think of self-love? The importance of loving yourself is magnified by popular culture in its emphasis that we must learn to do it. 1) Thinking on that emphasis - how would you define self-love? 2) What are your thoughts when … Continue reading What to do when you don’t want God’s plan.
Summer is nearly over - signs of its end have been popping up for weeks as school supply coupons have been crammed into mailboxes, store shelves overflowing with back to school items, registrations winding down or quickly opening, activity practices ramping up for athletic seasons to begin - but the biggest sign of them all … Continue reading A prayerful send off
I’ve found it to be an evolution of sorts - this living life surrendered to Jesus. Sure, there are areas I’ve handed over without much hesitation, but I confess there are others that I’ve had quite the hold on requiring the Lord’s scrubbing away at finger by finger in an effort to release my iron … Continue reading 5 ways to add Jesus to your day
Marriage is tough. Anyone that tells you different is NOT being truthful. Think otherwise? Check out what statistics say...we are just as likely to fail as we are to succeed. Join me over on Her View today as I discuss my own struggle, and how I have found that focusing on what my husband isn't … Continue reading Why I focus on what my husband can’t do