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
Isaiah 9:6, ““For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” These words are overwhelming to me. A prophetic gift handed out 700(ish) years before Jesus Birth. Can you imagine … Continue reading A long wait, and a Christmas promise
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…
I love the Word of God. In it we find who He is, and in it we find who we are. It is more poweful then we grasp, and holds the key to unlocking the door that opens to each of us the purpose and position that God has made us to hold. The Enemy … Continue reading Who I am in Christ
Some days I wake up with an overwhelming praise for the mercy of Jesus. Thoughts of the sins of my past will flood my mind as I am reminded of His mercy and that the sins I once allowed to rule my world no longer have the power to define the person I am. … Continue reading Jesus, just Jesus
I believe in… I believe in raising my children with ample supply of silliness. I believe in playing dress up. I believe in making a mess. I believe in dancing in the rain I believe in jumping in muddy puddles. I believe in rolling in the dirt. I believe in bedtime stories I believe in … Continue reading I believe…
“Hey MOM!”… “Can I do this?” “Can we do that?” “Can we go here…wait…How about we go there?” “Can we? Can we? Can we, please?” We are seven sentences into this and I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted by these simple questions consistently asked by the sweetest little humans this world has … Continue reading Take the risk, say yes.
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.
This is a picture of my vision board - don’t laugh…actually – go ahead let’s laugh together, I realize it’s blank, leading a person to sarcastically wonder, what sort of vision is this? Give me a moment to explain – the fact that I now own this MASSIVE (blank) pin board is a HUGE deal. … Continue reading God gave you a purpose? Now what do you do?