Women Are Like That

Women Are Like That

Women are like that, aren't they? We long to find someone who has been where we've been, who shares our fragile places, who sees our sunsets with the same shades of blue. Beth Moore, Jesus the One and Only Beth Moore has a way of speaking and writing words that feel...

Crown of Scars

Crown of Scars

A number of years ago, I learned about the beauty of scars. A friend of mine was diagnosed with a brain tumor and she wore her crown of scars proudly. Deep incisions marked the area where the cancerous tumor was removed. My friend wasn't phased by her new look and...

Monthly Musings ~ June 2018

Monthly Musings ~ June 2018

I'm a summer girl! In the middle of winter, I start anticipating when the first signs of summer will appear. The first fireflies bring back memories of summers spent at camp. The hot, sticky weather reminds me of days upon days at the local pool. But mostly, summer...

Laughter IS the Best Medicine

Laughter IS the Best Medicine

A week of ... Deep belly laughs followed by uncontrollable giggles Laughing until our sides hurt over seemingly nothing True enjoyment over each other's company Mix them all together and you find laughter IS the best medicine. Sometimes it takes a few minutes, maybe...

Are We There Yet? ~ #TellHisStory Linkup

Are We There Yet? ~ #TellHisStory Linkup

A little voice piped up from the backseat, "are we there yet"? I surveyed our surroundings and realized we had not even made it to the highway. A deep sigh, followed by a quick "no", traveled to the kids in the back. Oh, the joy of vacation. Many years of the familiar...

Planters vs. Nourishers … #TellHisStory Link Up

Planters vs. Nourishers … #TellHisStory Link Up

I had forgotten the joy that comes with digging in the soil, dirt under my fingernails, and the resulting bright colors. Sweat on my brow and hot sunshine, as new life changed the landscape as well as my perspective. For years growing up, I was both a planter and...

The Story Continues

The Story Continues

It came as a sweet message pinging through Facebook as I readied myself to drift off to sleep. Jerking back to wakefulness, I read the message several times, not even sure if what I was reading was real. I typed a short response, hit send, and hoped that I would still...

Small is the New Big and an Announcement

Small is the New Big and an Announcement

It's funny how one walk can change your perspective. How looking down brought a whole lot of happy to this girl. No off roading was needed. All it took was strategically placed objects and the willingness to get my head out of the clouds. This one, bright sunny day...

Treasures and Trinkets

Treasures and Trinkets

Growing up I stored treasures and trinkets in hiding places in my bedroom. When you are surrounded by four brothers, (literally-two older and two younger), my bedroom was my sacred haven. I was blessed to have a room to myself being the only girl. I took full...

Come Walk With Me!

Come Walk With Me!

It's time for a heart check. A handing over of the mess that winter left to make room for all spring is bringing. It looks like breathing deeply to soak in the promises of God and the beauty that accompanies the deep inhale. It is time to let go and embrace the...

Blessings in the Ordinary and Hope in the Hard

On a Wednesday, several months ago, news came my way that pulled me away from my ordinary life as I took a deep dive into the hard. The actual situation is not as important as how I received the news, supported the person, and looked for guidance for myself. Life did...

Monthly Musings ~ April 2018

Monthly Musings ~ April 2018

April was nothing like I expected and better than I imagined. Winter did not want to leave even though I begged and begged. The month dragged on with no end in sight until one morning it didn't. The spring green that I longed for appeared out of nowhere and the...

Identity: Who Do You Say You Are?

Identity: Who Do You Say You Are?

Who do you say you are in a world that shouts "reach for the stars, more is better and think of yourself first"? Jesus asked a similar question of His disciples to teach them they are always secure in what the Father says about them. Who do people say I am? This...

Holy Habits ~ A Guest Post

Holy Habits ~ A Guest Post

Growing up, one of the first things I did each morning, after I rolled out of bed, was neatly tuck the sheets and comforter back into their original spot. It was one of the first chores I remember doing and it quickly became a habit. Fast forward to now and you will...

Identity: God Redefines and Repurposes

Identity: God Redefines and Repurposes

For years, I knew exactly who I was. I claimed sister, daughter, teacher and mom as my identity and the security these names gave me lasted until recently. I understand we travel through different seasons of life. But four or so years ago, things changed at such a...

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