A Simple Life

One of my favorite things is playing the piano.  I grab a moment here or there to play a song or two whenever I get a chance.   Yesterday I pulled out one of my Christmas songbooks and began playing “Breath of Heaven (Mary’s Song)” by Chris Easton and Amy Grant.  I remember when it… Continue reading A Simple Life

The Rest of the Story…or Running Away

The other day I was reading the story of Elijah and the Baal priests.  How God rained down fire from heaven and burned up an altar saturated with water.  How Elijah prayed and God answered.  How Elijah was blessed to see the power of God first hand and to be a part of the display… Continue reading The Rest of the Story…or Running Away

No Longer a Dragon

Sometimes it amazes me how often God gently confronts me with His word. Lately it seems every time I open the Bible or work on my Bible study or talk to a friend, He is there prodding and prompting and loving me. This past week was one of the most difficult at my job. Sometimes… Continue reading No Longer a Dragon

Love Like Crazy

Oh am I having a pity-party today or what?!. I’m all sad and lonely and feeling unchosen and unloved. And I can’t for the life of me figure out how to get out of this funk I find myself in. I’m trying to get into shape so I can’t sneak chocolate or drink a Coca-Cola… Continue reading Love Like Crazy

But he said…

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9 I have taken for granted that I understand this verse. I’ve had it memorized for years, but I don’t think I fully grasp its meaning.  I think I’ve been skating along the surface… Continue reading But he said…

Shake it UP

I finally did what I’ve wanted to do for a long time.  I didn’t bring work home and I spent some beautiful moments thoroughly enjoying my kids. We spent the evening together without homework, work, or chores. The best, most enjoyable thing was dancing. Seeing my little girls’ faces light up while I danced like… Continue reading Shake it UP

God said No and That’s a Good Thing

I just have to begin by saying thank you for all the prayers and kind words of encouragement. Yesterday I finally called to find out test results.  I was twisted in knots waiting and decided that it was time to just find out already. When I called the nurse took a minute and then came… Continue reading God said No and That’s a Good Thing

Happy to Wait?

Is there anyone in the whole wide world who is happy to wait? Anyone like the Psalmist who can truly say they waited patiently? Let’s just say that I could absolutely not have written this Psalm unless you added the word kinda… I kinda waited patiently for the LORD.  I’m trying though…trying to wait patiently.… Continue reading Happy to Wait?

A Strengthening Struggle

I’m in a season of blog starting. I start them and save them and kind of forget about them.  I think it is because I want so desperately to be encouraging and sometimes I’m just not.  Sometime I’m just an all out mess. And my blogs can reflect that mess quite well. And I have… Continue reading A Strengthening Struggle