Simply leaving this with you to ponder today: Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with … More Finding God
We make things so much more difficult than they need to be. Like the Pharisees who simply could not trust that God’s grace is sufficient, we pile on rules and standards that we were never meant to shoulder. We turn relationship into rules, which causes us to be afraid. Afraid we aren’t good enough. Afraid … More A Breath Away
As you may know, I am a huge fan of Sally Clarkson. I wrote all about her in this post. She has written several books that have changed the way I live and her podcast is on constant play when I am in my car. For the past month I have had the pleasure of being … More Excitement!
I don’t know about you, but I get tired of the droning of a television or radio. Commercials, not-really-that-funny commentary to fill airtime or fulfill sponsor requirements, and never knowing what might pop up in an ad when little eyes and ears are nearby have kept my TV (and radio) mostly off, except for Fixer-Upper … More A Good Word: She Speaks Stories Podcast
I wish I could have gotten a photo without scaring them off. The cardinal pair: Her, pecking quietly at the seeds spilling from the bright yellow feeder. Him, standing guard from a slender branch just across the narrow strip of grass usually dominated by our German Shepherd. The wind blew and the branch shivered, but … More Standing Guard
Throughout the weeks of Lent I spent the first minutes of each morning before lit candles and a cup of coffee with a simple, yet profound, book in my lap: The Promise of Lent Devotional-A 40 day Journey Toward the Miracle of Easter by Chris Tiegreen. I remember well the day I purchased it. It … More Finding Joy in Seasons of Grief
The last of the dark clouds drifted across the rising sun, just over the trees topping the hills. Beams of light flooded the room as the sun, at last, broke through and shone freely. Such is the season of Lent. In this Holy Week, as I reflect on the last days of Jesus’ earthly life, … More Holy Week Reflections: The Grace of Dawn
As a now “older mom” among many of my friends, I found myself in an odd and often lonely season of motherhood. It is so easy to make friends when our kids are little. Playdates at the park or story times at the library are the perfect conditions for forming friendships around the common experience … More If You Lack a Mentor: In Gratitude to Sally Clarkson
Every year, as Summer heat beats down and yet another plant dies from lack of water (because by August I stink at gardening), I vehemently declare that Autumn is my favorite. Cooler temps, sweaters and jeans, hot chocolate with marshmallows…and the Autumn leaves. Simply beautiful in every way. But then Winter comes. At first it’s … More Spring Emerging: Finding reassurance in God’s faithfulness.
I’m sure you have heard by now that Billy Graham went home on February 21st. And I’m sure you have heard the name of Jesus thrown about more…and more positively…on all the media outlets than has been heard in years. Now, I don’t watch as much news as I used to. It brought me down, … More Simply Jesus