Sabbath Offerings ~ Release

Sabbath Offerings ~ Release

The conversation hummed non-stop in the local restaurant. Voices mingled with the background music and TVs spouting news or sports. Table tops displayed meals shared by couples, friends, and families. As I sat across from my friend, I realized how easy friendship is...

Monthly Musings ~ February 2018

Monthly Musings ~ February 2018

They say as you get older time flies by faster. As much as I don't like to admit I am older, there is truth in that old adage. For the sake of this February recap post, I am going to blame how quickly the month of February flew by on the fact that it is a short month....

Sabbath Offerings ~ Generation

Sabbath Offerings ~ Generation

In a world that changes as fast as the clouds move across the sky on a windy day, it is difficult to find those things that are constant. When we glance out the window and see sunshine one minute and in the next see nothing but gray skies, we wonder how we will ever...

A Daily Refining

A Daily Refining

This is my year of surrender. A daily refining of my identity to become the best "me" God created. Letting go to receive the precious grace God holds out freely. A journey of laying down self to make space for the new creation God promises. The process somedays is...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Are We Bleeding Out?

Sabbath Offerings ~ Are We Bleeding Out?

Are We Bleeding Out? Brokenness defines us, surrounds us and refines us. A world watches complacent and numb While life passes without a second glance. Daily events interrupt elusive peace, but many of us turn the other way. I ask again, are we bleeding out? When...

Do You Trust God’s Plan?

Do You Trust God’s Plan?

Do you trust God's plan? How would you answer that? I'm embarrassed to say that my answer depends on the day. I consider what kind of day I am having. Then I look at how things are going for me - is life running smoothly or is it challenging? I put stipulations on my...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Inheritance

Sabbath Offerings ~ Inheritance

I love Sundays. Church is at 5:00 PM so I have most of the day to sit, settle, listen and be with God. Moving slowly makes me happy rather than the daily challenge of moving fast to catch up with myself. Today I am asking you to sit with me as I share my thoughts and...

Is Your Purpose Tied Up in Self-Preservation?

Is Your Purpose Tied Up in Self-Preservation?

Recently as I was driving in the car, listening to one of my favorite podcasts, my heart almost seemed to stop beating. I"m in the zone listening and watching the road. In the next second, I hear the words, "we focus on self-preservation over perseverance." At that...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Me First!

Sabbath Offerings ~ Me First!

I loved the age when both of my sons began discovering their voices. The string of syllables followed by first words and eventually a full sentence mesmerized this momma's heart. As they both became toddlers, a little competition developed between the two of them. One...

Monthly Musings ~ January 2018

Monthly Musings ~ January 2018

I love the thought of looking back over the month and recording things I learned, loved or lived. So here goes my attempt to share ME each month in 2018. January arrives in all its glory as the clock strikes midnight. As I get older, the clock is striking but you will...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Prayer ~ Part 2

Sabbath Offerings ~ Prayer ~ Part 2

My phone vibrated next to me as I sat on the couch working on my emails for the day. I glanced down and quickly went back to work on decluttering my inbox, which is a neverending battle. Being a one phone family, I rarely answer my phone unless I know who is calling....

Sanctuary ~ The Home in My Heart ~ Guest Post

Home is my safe place. A retreat from the weary world. My sanctuary, my quiet place, where I seek restoration. I desire for my heart to feel the same way. The home in my heart becomes my sanctuary when I allow God to reside there with me. Photo...

Purposeful Living in the Moment

Purposeful Living in the Moment

I remember a short period of time, when my sons were young, spending my days as a stay at home mom. Each day ran into the next and very little seemed to change from day-to-day. If I looked ahead I saw what looked like the same old, same old. Looking back now, I missed...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Prayer

Sabbath Offerings ~ Prayer

I have to do the laundry. I have to clean the house. Or I have to take my kids to basketball. How amazing would it be to change our "have to" into "get to"? What would it look like to change each statement above by starting with "I get to"? This is a major mind shift...

Reimagining Our Purpose

Reimagining Our Purpose

I remember when I was in Kindergarten seeing a very clear picture of my future purpose. I adored my Kindergarten teacher and began to dream in that moment of becoming a teacher. Of course, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I quickly responded "a...

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