• Treasure Them…Then Let Go

    “But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke‬ ‭2‬:‭19‬ ESV Mary captured every moment, every memory of her baby boy to cherish and comfort her later in life. She knew as she watched her son grow the day would come when she would have to let Him go. He had… Read more »

  • When Friendship Ends, God Is Bigger Than My Heart

    My heart was unsettled because of unkind words a friend had written to me. Her words were unloving, unmerciful, and lacking in grace.  Although I knew her accusations that I was not a good friend were formed through hurts caused by others, my heart latched on to the punishing words, leading to thoughts of failure in my friendships with other women. Today… Read more »

  • From A Close Distance

    Sitting by the window, coffee in hand, I watch as the wind blows strong through the trees. I think how good the cool breeze would feel against my face. I can remain sitting in the comfort of my chair, cozy inside and think about how the wind feels, or I can actually go sit outside on the porch. I… Read more »

  • Mama, You Are Not A Failure

    Have you ever fallen into your warm bed at night and thought, “I feel like a failure”? Many nights disappointment has climbed into bed with me and settled into my heart and mind as I think about my day. I yelled at my kids, missed that doctor’s appointment I forgot to reschedule, and burned dinner… Read more »

  • My Sad Heart–Evidence of Love

    My heart is sad today. Sad for the loss of my sister-in-law; the enduring of suffering before peace. The faces of her family as we held hands watching her as she found her way home to Jesus.  Her daughters as they left the room without their mother; her mother as she watched her baby leave this life–so… Read more »

  • UnRush Me, Lord…Now!

    This post is part of Lysa TerKeurst’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour, which I am delighted to be a part of along with other inspiring bloggers.  To learn more and join us, CLICK HERE.   “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.” Isaiah… Read more »

  • She Rises While It Is Still Night

    Rising out of bed I sat on the edge of the mattress thinking of nothing but my daily cup of hot liquid sunshine and some quality time staring at nothing. My husband was already in the full rhythm of routine when he announced, “My button broke”. Without hesitation or second thought of how wonderful that… Read more »