Looking for love? Open this…

  Write them on the doorposts of your house, and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:9 I have sticky notes of daily affirmations and reminders of my worth posted in a number of places. On walls. On mirrors. On microwaves. Coffee pots. Some are quotes I have collected through the months, but others are Bible verses.…

The still, small voice

Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the…

Early morning wake-up calls

I have had the honor the last two nights of being woken up at 4 in the morning. Tossing and turning. Praying for God to just help me get back to sleep. Nope. Just laying there instead. On both of these mornings I lay, wrestling with a number of thoughts racing through my head. I…

“Real” Love….getcha some.

I’m going to show my age here. Urban Cowboy. It’s a movie. John Travolta. Not so Grease and Saturday Night Fever cool. Common boy meets girl, fall in love, fall out of love, do whatever you can do to make each other jealous until you realize...well darn, he really was the one type of movie.…

Not a Stand-In Comforter

If you look closely in the picture above. Beyond the curly-headed boy, focused intently on the puzzle sure to keep him busy for at least five minutes on a long car ride. You will see, peeking from his little lap-the blue, tattered, and worn face of his beloved puppy.  This puppy has been Hunter's devoted…

The lost (beans) get found

Anyone that knows me well, knows that I have a slight, unhealthy dependency on coffee. So much so that I have been known to plan entire road trips around stops at Starbucks (don't judge!). My husband also knows this about me. Thankfully, he also understands my obsession, and the fact that it is essential to…

a boy and his bible

Take hold of my instructions; don't let them go. Guard them, for they are the key to life.         Proverbs 4:13 "Mom! I'm ready!" This is the call from the steps, or the couch, or the bed of a little boy ready for his bedtime routine. After having lavender rubbed gently on his…

My first line of defense-Him!

Before I speak a word, let me hear Your voice. And in the midst of pain, let me feel Your joy. -Lauren Daigle, "First" You are having one of those moments. Maybe one of those days. Everything has gone wrong. Every possible obstacle and frustration stands directly in your path. There is that email from a…

Where Have You Been?

I have a bit of an addiction. I love thrift shopping. I have been known to plan shopping trips around the closest Goodwill (and Starbucks), and I frequent the one down the road from me quite a bit. It was on a rare occasion that I recently managed to drag my kids with me. Usually,…

His Everlasting Arms

The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are around you. Deuteronomy 33:27 It's 10 in the morning. The kids are home again. The snow has pushed them outside of their routine, inside the house, and after only two hours they are bored. Cranky. Hungry. Frustrated. And everything in between. And in desperate…