Seek Him in “all the things”….

Keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives. Everyone who seeks finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.  Matthew 7:7-8 I talk to people regularly … Continue reading

Jojo

Well, we have a puppy. As a little girl, I only remember having one dog.  Brownie. She was old and slow and would greet me every day after school. Come to think of it she wasn’t really my dog. She was Mamaw’s.  Brownie. The fat, brown dog whose favorite past time was lying on the … Continue reading

Don’t Rush Out

Years ago, I was speaking at a mountain retreat in a cabin full of new moms. I had brought my mentor Debbie with me for prayer (and a bit of moral support) as I was very new to leading women’s retreat weekends.  The time had led us to Saturday night – the pinnacle talk.  Everything … Continue reading

Are You Ready To See THE “Fixer Upper?”

Restoration. Have you noticed our culture’s obsession? This “before and after” movement? Restoration Fascination. It’s a thing.  Truly. Chip and Joanna Gaines are living proof that we are hungry for the story of “restored”.  Our  human nature is drawn to and delights in old made, not just new, but better-than-imagined-new.  Stunning.  Unthinkable. Remarkable.  And although … Continue reading

Insisting On Simplicity This Christmas

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek, inquire for and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His Presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to … Continue reading

Post 2 – Planning A Purposeful Summer

Last blog we spent time recognizing our MOM MISSION and really dreaming up a JOB DESCRIPTION for our kid’s summer!  I shared that my mom mission is to LOVE AND LIVE FOR GOD. AND TEACH MY BOYS TO DO THE SAME BY LEADING BY EXAMPLE AND MAKING AN IMPACT IN THEIR WORLD. The main thing I … Continue reading

Planning A Purposeful Summer

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27 Every May I find myself with a familiar pit in my stomach. Instead of feeling the freedom of summer approaching – lazy mornings, … Continue reading

There’s always more Jesus

Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.  James 5:16 Do you ever refrain from sharing your struggles with people because you are embarrassed?  Or you keep quiet because you feel as if your struggles are so silly compared to “what other people are facing in … Continue reading

Revive Your Gift

That is why I want you to remember the gift God gave you. God gave you that gift when I laid my hands on you. Now I want you to use that gift and let it grow more and more, like a small flame grows into a fire. 2 Timothy 1:6 ERV Years ago I … Continue reading

The Power of a Peppermint

I pulled up to the stop light at a nearby shopping center, easing my brakes after a quick trip to Target.  Luke was with me, sitting directly behind my seat, perched on his booster and talking about eight-year-old things. This red light tends to attract the homeless community.  It is not a rarity to find … Continue reading