How Big is Your Comfort Zone?

How Big is Your Comfort Zone?

Stepping out of your comfort zone leads you straight into the arms of Jesus. One of my proud parenting moments began like this, "How big is ______ "? (fill in name of child)  Response: "So big"! says the child with arms outstretched wide. Over and over the child...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Garden

Sabbath Offerings ~ Garden

"Meet me in the garden", said the Voice. Anticipation filled the air while lack of motivation seemed to overtake any forward progress. Time passed and little movement occurred toward getting ready. The Voice again whispered, "I am in the garden. Where are you"?...

Get Your House in Order – Perseverance Series Part 8

Get Your House in Order – Perseverance Series Part 8

It is hard to believe we wrapped up eight weeks on perseverance. Our journey these last eight weeks has flown by. But not without a time of learning more about what it means to persevere in and through our lives. Today Debbie Kitterman shares a convicting story on how...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Future

Sabbath Offerings ~ Future

I fought God on this one. What do I know about the future? I sat quietly and wished for a different word to write about. Nothing but blank thoughts crossed my mind. Instead the word "future" looped on repeat. As I gather my thoughts to share, I know without hesitation...

From Pain to Freedom ~ Perseverance Part 7

From Pain to Freedom ~ Perseverance Part 7

My friends and I are gathering together for Part 7 of our Perseverance series. We have walked through our stories of purpose, change, overcoming fear, rejection, persevering when prayers remain unanswered and more. Today Patricia Krank shares her journey of...

When Brave Faith Met Me in the Mountains

When Brave Faith Met Me in the Mountains

I DID IT!!! One cloudy day with rain sprinkling onto my bright pink hat, I did it. A mile and a half hike in the Smoky Mountains taught me that brave faith is only one more step away. It is reaching a goal when you believe you can't possibly conquer it by yourself....

Turn and Face the Changes ~ Perseverance Part 6

Turn and Face the Changes ~ Perseverance Part 6

Have you had the feeling that you are part of something and yet you are learning and growing more than you imagined? This series on perseverance with my friends Holly, Debbie and Patti has been a huge learning curve for me. Knowing that perseverance looks different...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Fences

Sabbath Offerings ~ Fences

I grew up in wide open spaces where my backyard seemed to stretch forever. As a young child I remember looking out the back, through the screened in porch, to the horizon. A fence faintly filled my vision and crossed the horizon line as a marker for a beginning and...

Wishing, Waiting, and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

Wishing, Waiting, and Pursuing ~ Perseverance Part 5

As we continue our series on Perseverance for the next four weeks, we want to share our stories of overcoming and also ones of looking forward to remind ourselves how God walks alongside us through it all. My friends, Holly Barrett, Debbie Kitterman and Patricia Krank...

The Sting of Rejection ~ Perseverance Part #4

The Sting of Rejection ~ Perseverance Part #4

The Sting of Rejection Today you will hear from Debbie Kitterman for Part 4 of our Perseverance Series. Each week, Holly Barrett, Patricia Krank and I are joining in with Debbie to share stories of transparency and faith as we persevere in our everyday lives. We reach...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Breathe

Sabbath Offerings ~ Breathe

Walking through my house is a bit like a maze these days. The perimeter is stacked with boxes and bins. Furniture is out of place and chaos reigns. Just looking at the disorder causes my heart to race and palms to sweat. My rhythm and sanity only comes because I...

When Prayers Remain Unanswered~Perseverance Series Part 3

When Prayers Remain Unanswered~Perseverance Series Part 3

Today Patricia Krank writes Part 3 of the Perseverance Series. Along with my friends, Holly Barrett and Debbie Kitterman, we are looking at what perseverance looks like in each of our lives. We not only share pieces of our stories, but practical tips and Scriptures as...

To Persevere in Recovery – Series Part 2

To Persevere in Recovery – Series Part 2

Today our series on perseverance continues with Holly Barrett's story of recovery. Each week for eight weeks, my friends Holly Barrett, Debbie Kitterman, Patricia Krank and I are exploring our stories and challenges as we pursue our faith. We share how we persevere in...

Sabbath Offerings ~ Tomorrow

Sabbath Offerings ~ Tomorrow

A week ago shouts of "He is risen! He is risen indeed" resounded far and wide. We gathered in churches or places of worship and sang "Hosanna" while rejoicing in the Risen Savior. We took time out of our usual Sunday to proclaim a new creation and believed it to our...

Perseverance ~ Bravely Overcoming Fear

Perseverance ~ Bravely Overcoming Fear

I am excited to introduce you to a series that begins today and continues for the next eight weeks with three of my favorite friends. Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Holly Barrett,...

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I am a retired elementary school teacher and the mom of two grown sons.
I’m also a woman seeking God in the ordinary routines of life.
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