The Day Humility was Born

The Day Humility was Born

The wide open landscape stretched for miles—lit only by the few stars dotting the night sky. On the horizon, the silhouette of two people and a donkey provided a backdrop against the darkness. Silence echoed against silence until the whispers of bleating sheep added...

The Weary World Awaits

The Weary World Awaits

The song fills the church as silence bookends the moment. The lone voice rings out crystal clear as the lyrics stir the hearts of those present. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel The plaintive minor key weaves through the lyrics as the song continues...

The Journey to Surrender

The Journey to Surrender

My hands gripped the arms of the chair so tightly that I feared my fingers would find themselves permanently stuck in that position. I tried Lamaze breathing to calm down my beating heart that I was sure was loud enough for all to hear. Prayers lifted in rapid...

Waiting in the Wilderness

Waiting in the Wilderness

  Many times we only think of Advent as a time of preparation for the arrival of Jesus. We block off the four weeks before Christmas and dig into an Advent devotional or book, while hustling to get ready for the holidays. We justify the time spent reading a snippet...

Monthly Musings ~ November 2018

Monthly Musings ~ November 2018

  If you asked me at the beginning of the month what the next four weeks would look like, I'm not sure I could accurately predict. From a week at the beach with friends, to Thanksgiving with family, and all the in-between, November flew by. The day after Halloween...

The Waiting Space ~ Advent 2018

The Waiting Space ~ Advent 2018

It's the same every year. December descends and the chaos begins. More and more we face the busyness earlier each year. We desire to embrace every part of the season, but find ourselves overwhelmed and exhausted even before it begins. For many years, I lost myself in...

Life Around the Table

Life Around the Table

Family dinners are my favorite. Sometimes it looks like a handful of people and other times the numbers grow to twenty or more. The overflow of people make themselves at home wherever there is a seat. The gathering of family highlights a connectedness that God blesses...

My Caregiving Journey ~ A Guest Post

My Caregiving Journey ~ A Guest Post

I love meeting new people and have the blessing of doing it online as well as in real life. I'm not sure of the exact timing, but I began to see encouraging posts about hope in my Instagram feed and knew I wanted to get to know the creator more. Enter Karen Sebastian...

Monthly Musings ~ October 2018

Monthly Musings ~ October 2018

  And just like that, another month somehow slipped through my fingers. Thirty-one days marked the passage of time. A collection of experiences, memories, and beginnings. New things to like, and explore as well as time for God lessons when I least expect. I am always...

Do You Trust Me?

Do You Trust Me?

Do you trust me? The words might as well have been flashing in neon from a highway billboard. There was no subtlety or whisper floating on the wind. Instead, the question was a bold declaration as I was walking. The unexpectedness of the question on this day caused me...

God Writes the Best Love Notes

God Writes the Best Love Notes

Handwritten Notes Birthday gifts come and go, but with it came the expectation of a thank you. Aunts and Uncles slipped a $5 bill into a birthday card each year and within the week, I wrote a thank you note to that aunt and uncle in my best penmanship. Handwritten...

Notice the Ordinary … Book Review

Notice the Ordinary … Book Review

There are places of beauty everywhere ... In the everyday, the ordinary, the mundane, and the unexpected We look high and low, but lose sight of what is right in front of us. Sometimes the most beautiful part of our day is right next door. What have you noticed...

Monthly Musings ~ September 2018

Monthly Musings ~ September 2018

Hello friends, As this post reaches you today, it is already two days into October. Summer is officially over and Fall has arrived. September is a memory and I have no idea where the time went. How about you? What I love most about sharing these monthly posts is the...

Are You Good at Waiting?

Are You Good at Waiting?

Sometimes things we believe about ourselves for years change in a instant. Things like I am very patient or hospitality is not my gift. So let me ask you a question as I try to sift through some of the things that are changing. Are you good at waiting? What does it...

You Have More Control Than You Think and a Giveaway

You Have More Control Than You Think and a Giveaway

I had the honor of reading Jennifer Dukes Lee's book, It's All Under Control, and now I get to see the fruit of this book as it releases today. Each time I opened the book, my eyes were opened to new understandings about myself and the concept of control. Let me just...

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