Are you “nuts” every day?

There are three things that amaze me-no, four things I don't understand; how an eagle glides through the sky, how a snake slithers on a rock, how a ship navigates the ocean, how a man loves a woman. Proverbs 30:18-19 Yes. A card. With the word “nuts” on it. And you know what. Many would…

Love that chooses you

"You didn't choose me. I chose you." John 15:16  My husband and I have a back and forth banter when we talk about our engagement. His comment is that I married him. My response-"Well, YOU asked ME. I simply said yes."  It is a humorous reminder that he pursued me. Chose me to be his…

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 spirit of love

"For the whole law can be summed up in this command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:14 It has been said when discussing the act of finding love, that the secret to loving another person is to love oneself first. Some may see this as selfish, but when looking at the command "to love…

How much more?

How much more God? How much more do you want me to take? As I struggle daily with actually carrying out what He has asked me to do, I wrestle frequently with wanting desperately to just give up. Asking Him to just send someone else, because surely I must not be it. As I sit…

The One who sees you

It seemed to be like any other Sunday morning. I got up. Made my coffee. Sat down to read my Bible. It seemed like any other morning. Yet, it wasn't. That coffee wouldn't go down as it usually does. That Bible remained unopened, and something inside of me was just unsettled. And I spent the…

Pray. Believe.

One of the toughest jobs I have ever had has been being a parent. While wildly rewarding, it can also be the most heartbreaking of tasks. I question my influence as a parent and a caretaker of many other kids daily. Some times multiple times a day. I question if they even listen. If the…

Love that “sticks”

Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, doesn't have a swelled head, doesn't force itself on others, isn't always "me first," doesn't fly off the handle. Doesn't keep score of the sins of others. Doesn't revel when others grovel. Takes…

Love that simply gives

"I filled it up. There are more left, but I stopped at 316." 316? "Yes. 316 mints." A jar. Filled to the top with 316 mints counted out by my daughter. "You know. For John 3:16-For God so loved the world He gave...and you are giving." Or so I thought. They, however, were never given.…

Fear not

I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 "I’m not sending the kids up, since you are asleep." This is what my husband had declared to me as he got the kids off to school. Part of the morning routine he has handled…