Remnant-Keeper

Remnant-Keeper

The same One who counts your tears holds the pieces of your life tenderly as they are falling apart. You run haphazardly to pick up the scattered remnants but find your Father has already gathered them into His arms. You are loved and cherished by the Remnant-Keeper...

Kindred Spirits

Kindred Spirits

It started with a book. A gathering of four friends. A short drive and a walk along the beach where a lone mailbox marked "Kindred Spirit" was ready to capture our stories. Snippets of conversation floated on the ocean breeze and hidden desires filled each heart. The...

The Middle of Renewal

The Middle of Renewal

Have you ever been in the middle of something? You know, like the middle of a book, dinner, a movie, your family, or nowhere. What does it feel like to be in the middle? How do you know you are there? Will you ever make it out? Great questions, huh?? I believe we all...

A Season of Change

A Season of Change

It is always a sweet blessing to introduce you to new writers each month. Today I welcome Tara Ulrich to this space to share her story. Tara and I have never met in person, but the connection we have runs deep through years of Five Minute Friday and just supporting...

Running to Catch Myself

Running to Catch Myself

For years, I found myself in a cycle of running to catch myself. Sure there have been starts and stops along the way but the race is one of finding out who the real me is. God knows me intimately but what do I say when people ask? My typical answer sounds like, "I'm a...

A Time of Worship

A Time of Worship

Worship is the song in my heart, the beauty on the path as I walk, and the words of praise and gratitude on my lips. It is one, small way to lean into God more intimately. Worship is the heart and soul of connection with God. Engaging in a time of worship is not one...

The Intersection of Surrender and Waiting

The Intersection of Surrender and Waiting

If you told me I would be where I am today when I was young, I might not believe you. If you shared some of the details of my life before they happened, I would think you were talking about someone else. When my life turned out different than I imagined, I had two...

My un-Bucket List

My un-Bucket List

Dear Friends, Each time I introduce you to a featured writer, I get goosebumps from the words you are about to read. I am blessed to know and share this space with many I call friends but also those I only know online, who are writers who want to encourage and point...

Don’t Blink

Don’t Blink

My brother sat across from me with only a table separating us. The kitchen echoed with silence. All you could hear was the inhale and exhale of our breath with an air of intensity around us. All I remember is the challenge words that my brother said a minute earlier....

What is Your “Now” Moment?

What is Your “Now” Moment?

I shuffled down the driveway dragging my garbage can behind me. My thoughts centered on myself and to be honest the voice in my head was not very flattering. I couldn't wait to hole up inside with my feet up on the couch. That was the plan until I lifted my eyes off...

I Am Your Lighthouse

I Am Your Lighthouse

The intimacy of God is real. He declares, "I am your lighthouse and my light shines through the darkness in an endless pursuit of love. God Pursues You Fifty plus years has shown me how God relentlessly pursues me. Over and over, He draws me back into His embrace....

How to Learn from an Arctic Tern

How to Learn from an Arctic Tern

I went looking for a falcated duck but found a bigger treasure in a lesson learned from an arctic tern. People Over Ducks I pulled off the road and joined the line of cars huddled around the edge of a marshy area. According to my intel, someone had seen the rare...

Tender Affection

Tender Affection

My arms were designed to hold little ones. The gentle curve, warmth and soft embrace are a perfect fit. It's God's way of creating a space reserved for love. When I draw little ones close, it feels like an act of pure tenderness. The fresh scent of baby hands and feet...

If You Knew Me When …

If You Knew Me When …

If you knew me when I was ... Growing up, you would see me seated in between my parents and brothers every Sunday in church. My family occupied the same pew give or take one in front or in back every week. We learned at an early age that church manners were expected....

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

A rainy and cool month of June, plus a hotter and more humid July have given me the summertime blues. All the rain and now the heat have affected this girl's love for walking outdoors. My summer rhythm looks more like participating in indoor activities instead of my...

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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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