This past weekend I planted 7 large bushes. Digging the holes ‘bout killed me. I was determination to get through all the roots, rocks, and clay. I jumped on that shovel like my life depended on it. Wrestled those shrubs out of their buckets and into my hard-fought holes. Filled back in the edges with… Continue reading When You Just Want to Hide the Hard
Be Who You Already Are
I was sharing with a dear friend some hard things that were happening and she texted me this, “God will provide abundantly and be your Bridegroom. He is King. Be His beloved.” Gentle but powerful words that went straight to my heart. In those words I heard, “Be who you already are.” I am Beloved.… Continue reading Be Who You Already Are
Prayer has been both my first response and my last resort. It has been the thread of sanity through difficult seasons. The words that put me back to sleep during a restless night. Prayer is the ending of long days The blessing offered with my children at night. The quiet of the morning and the… Continue reading Prayer Is…
When Ordinary is Not Enough
I’m so busy wanting small things to make life easier, and God is telling me to ask for big things that make life extraordinary.
Advent – A Long Line
He doesn’t love us in spite of who we are…He loves us as we are…His precious children. His dear ones. The apples of His eye. Chosen by Him for Him.
Without a Doubt
Advent, a Little Doubt, and A Lot of Prayer
Because maybe in grasping truly what He went through for us, we, as a family, can grasp how our lives fit into a grander plan. How enduring difficulties doesn’t reveal a lack of love from God but rather reflects God’s love. He loves us enough to allow hardship for holiness, and pain for a purpose, and seasons of seeming silence for bountiful blessings beyond.
Grateful and (a little) Stressed
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 This morning barking dogs disturbed my semi-peaceful slumber…at 4:15 am. Sometimes I wonder why sleep remains so elusive for me. I found myself asking God,… Continue reading Grateful and (a little) Stressed
I once heard someone say that God takes us “as is”. Recently I was looking to replace my oven and I visited the ReStore to see if I could find a used one. The only one I found said “As-Is” and I immediately thought, “Nope.” I have enough trouble with brand-new appliances, I’m certainly not… Continue reading “As Is”
Too Many Words
Last Sunday I excelled at words. They poured forth from my mouth like a fountain. Unfortunately, they were not a fountain of refreshment, but rather a fountain of refuse. I remember some time ago I read a parenting book that described nagging as using a lot of words to convey a point. Good gravy!… Continue reading Too Many Words