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With Childlike Faith, On Mother’s Day

Dear Lord, I know that what I am about to ask isn’t written in red.  You haven’t given specific instructions on this one, I know. But you do tell me to ask what ever I want in your name.  So like a little girl, tugging at her Daddy’s shirt tail, today I stand at Your … Continue reading

Tilting Your Head At A Holy God?

Thank you that you have me in the place You want me just now…that even if I got here through wrong choices or indifference or even rebellion, yet You knew my mistakes and sins before I ever existed and You worked them in to Your plan to draw me to Yourself, to mold and bless … Continue reading

Where Am I Plugged In?

I am in knots today. From the moment my feet hit the floor, all the way down to the coffee pot, and even now as I sit at my little spot at the end of the kitchen table, I am a wad of nerves and knots. And why?  Well, I can’t quite put my finger … Continue reading

Sitting With This Question

“If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural … Continue reading

Never Too Young To Cast Our Cares

My little Ethan (sweet face in the middle) has been struggling. Kindergarten has been a very hard adjustment for him. Like, crying when we pull in the parking lot hard. Bottom line, he is afraid. Afraid of messing up and not doing something right, afraid I won’t come back to get him, afraid of the … Continue reading

When Things Are Changing

Immutable: (def) not capable of or susceptible to change I must confess, “immutable” is not a word in my everyday lingo. And I suppose it is not a common word because it is not a common concept. Can you think of many things in your life that are not capable to change? I can’t. My … Continue reading

"Dear God, Don’t Let Me Be a DIVA."

Spring Break 2011 is coming to a close. The family and I had the great privilege of staying a week with eighty college students in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was so powerful. And I learned so much. But what I learned, God didn’t reveal during devotionals or morning quiet times scheduled for our students. No. … Continue reading

Moonlit Contentment

This morning was a rarity. I woke early (not a rarity), but I did not feel rushed. I was rested. The moon was full and bright through my window. I could see. I had no fleece, footie-pajama feet in my ribs. All the kids were still where I put them last night (a rarity). My … Continue reading

He Brings Restoration

The past couple of days I have been in Kentucky visiting one of my dearest friends. While I was there I needed to have some dental work done by her husband, who just so happens to be an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon. Let me tell you, my teeth are quite deceiving. They may look healthy and … Continue reading

Our Lifeline

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 Today I write for one. Yet, for us all. This morning I grieve for my friend. A friend who just found out that a close family member is facing terminal cancer. News that crushes the spirit. News of … Continue reading