A mess. A beautiful mess. Once I share our mess, you may think differently. You may rant and judge, and that’s okay. Or, you may feel a release, shed tears, knowing you are not alone. I carried a baby in my tummy, read stories to her, sang lullaby’s, and wrote her letters before I held … Continue reading A beautiful mess. A mother. A daughter. Christ. And a lifestyle.
"Mr. Dover thinks I'm fat." Charlotte cried down the hallway, slamming her bedroom door. She let out a frustrating moan. "He gave me an 8th grade boys cummerbund." Her mom opened the bedroom door and peaked inside. "May I come in?" Charlotte buried her face into a ruffled pillow, flattening her body against the bed. "You're not … Continue reading “Mr. Dover thinks I’m Fat!”
Spring forward into YOU! My heart leaps during spring. New life breaking forth around me, enjoying sunnier days and playful laughter. Time spent outside with family, friends, and by myself. Listening to the birds chirping, even frogs croaking in a nearby pond, brings a smile to my face. My daughter rushes through the house with a … Continue reading Spring forward into YOU!
How many serious people do you have in your life? I mean truly serious, those who never stop to laugh or experience life to the fullest. That was me, yesterday. The fun stuff was for others, I wasn’t in the parade, nor showed up to watch. Yikes. How boring. Just like that….I woke up a … Continue reading Celebrate Life
I have said and used Proverbs 29:18 in error, never finishing the whole text. I've stopped at "without vision, the people perish." Stopping. Leading me to contort the word, that if I kept a vision--a goal out in front of me, it would be more easily attained. If we study scripture (written word), the truth … Continue reading Why walk with restraint in 2018?
Today, I taught the preschool class. A little boy looked me straight in the eyes and said, "I think you have a big tummy." Then wrapped his arms around my waist--loving on me. Truth--wrapped in love. Truth without love pushes people away--with love, draws them closer. God is TRUTH. God is LOVE. Not one without … Continue reading What does truth with love look like?
Shine, For your light has come! May 5th - 7th, Banner Elk, NC
Dear Lord, I declare this day, as for me and my house, we will serve you. Not just speak of Your name, not just know who You are, but love and serve You. I pray that Your presence rests on my daughter. Prepare a man who loves You and serves You to be her husband. … Continue reading Prayer before my daughter is ready to marry…
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me. Because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor, He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, … Continue reading The Good News of Salvation
Dear Lord, I declare this day that, As for me and my house, we will serve You. Not just speak Your name, not just know who You are, but love and SERVE You. To serve You takes on an identity in itself - serving in humility. You are a Holy God, a worthy Lord, … Continue reading As For Me and My House…Joshua 24:15