*HONEST POST WARNING* There will come a point in your life when you don’t know what to do. My husband and I both like to know stuff. I like to have a plan, to know what’s going to happen next. My husband likes to know he’s always right. Haha. We’re both stubborn. Last night, we […]
We’ve all seen the funny memes about carrying all the groceries in one trip. It’s funny because it’s true. What’s not so funny, though, is we try to do that in life too. It seems like you hardly ever carry just one burden. Most of the time, it seems like we are carrying the weight […]
True worship must express more than love for God; it must also express submission to His will.
God works in ways beyond what my mind can imagine, what my heart could ever dream!
Why is it so easy to run away? To all the homeschooling mamas out there, maybe this will make you feel better: We had a rough school day today. (And it’s not over, I just somehow had a minute to take a breath.) My children don’t want to think. They would rather cry because they […]
There’s a lot of ‘What Ifs’ in this life. What if I don’t get this job? What if I never get married? What if I never have kids? What if we don’t have enough money to make it this week? What if something happens to _____? What if we don’t make the right decision on […]
I stand in front of Him with my head bowed low. My heart is bowed even lower from the shame. I can’t bear to look at Him. I don’t know this Man, but I’ve heard of Him. And I know without looking what I’d find in His eyes. I listen as my accusers tell Him […]
I died once. In my house, while my mother sat next to my bed. At 12 years old, my life was abruptly cut short. I had been sick and my parents were losing hope that I’d pull through. They’d tried everything to make me better, and I just kept getting worse. But we had heard […]
“My child had followed his daddy out to work in the fields that morning as I went about my usual chores for the day. As I was washing dishes, my heart was overflowing with peace. We couldn’t have children, but my husband and I had shown kindness to Elisha. God repayed that kindness in the […]
As I sit out on my front porch watching over my grandchildren, one of them comes to me and climbs up in my lap. I can tell she’s sleepy. As she lays her head on my shoulder, she asks me, “Grandmama, will you tell me again about that pot of oil?” I smile, because this […]
(I realize that this unnamed lady is mentioned only in parable form. But her story has given me the courage to keep pressing on many, many times. Luke 18:5 “And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?” In my Bible, I have […]
My mind wakes up before my body is ready to. It’s still dark outside and there’s a quiet despair hanging heavily in the air this morning. It’s as if even the house can sense what this day will bring. The stillness is a stark contrast to the rapid beating of my heart. As much as […]
Today I breathed my first breath of fresh air in what seemed like forever. As my feet touched solid ground, I drank in the warmth of the sunshine. My first thought was of thankfulness. As I turn and look back at the ark that I called home for so long, my mind suddenly goes back […]
I’m excited to share this new series with you! I was reading in Psalms 84 earlier this week and some verses really stood out to me. Psalm 84:5-6 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through Baca make it a well; the rain […]
Once again, God has used my children to speak to me. And once again, it’s about broken things. And once again, I’m just going to share my heart openly with you. I used my daughter’s curtains for a wedding last weekend and we just got them out of the car yesterday. She brought them to […]
He signed my Bible with Philippians 1:12: But I would you should understand, brethren, that the things which happened unto me have fallen out rather unto the furtherance of the gospel; As a little girl I wondered at that verse. Surely there was a more poetic one? Or at least one that could bring you […]