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August Reflections – abandonment

At noon the sky became extremely dark. The darkness lasted three hours. At three o’clock Jesus groaned out of the depths, crying loudly, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Which means, “My God, My God, why have you abandoned me?” Mark 15:33-34 The Message I spoke at a women’s group last night. It had been a while … Continue reading

Running With Jesus

(This post is currently featured on the Revelation Wellness Blog today! Hop over and see what God is doing through the modality of fitness!) When I began running in my early 30s, I was driven by racing plans, a faster pace, and accruing as many miles as possible throughout my week. If I am being … Continue reading

Sweet Soul Words: “I Build Others Up”

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  Ephesians 4:29 This month we have focused on sweet honey comb words that come out of our mouths. Words have great power to heal, … Continue reading

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

Goodness To Go…

Blog posts came easier for me when the kids were little. Our struggles seemed smaller and God’s grace a little more tangible at times. In my mind, readers wanted stories about improbable babies, baking cookies for neighbors and prayer cards for busy moms. But now that the boys are older and our struggles are different, I … Continue reading

Pour a Second Cup of Joe

I have set the LORD continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.  Psalm 16:8 “Why do we have a ‘j’ cup, Mom?” Ethan and I were unloading the dishwasher.  He handed me my two morning coffee cups that sit on a shelf too high for him to … Continue reading

Downloading “YouTruth”

I shuffled crumbs around on my kitchen counter with a damp cloth.  My head tilted into my shoulder, balancing my cell phone as I cleaned up after supper and reflected on a day that I am certain was longer than 24 hours. My friend listened quietly as I pulled up a chair for her – … Continue reading

A Sign Held High For You

The gun fired early on that unseasonably cold March morning.  And off we went.  Ten thousand of my closest runner friends and me at the Knoxville Half Marathon.  The morning was perfect.  A bright sunrise over the stillness of East Tennessee’s prized town. However, when race day falls on a Sunday morning, that poses a “fan-based” … Continue reading

The Game Has Been Cancelled

This spring our lives revolve around baseball.  Three fields on which three boys play two games each week with one practice in between.  That is a lot of time in bleachers and equates to a lot of Big League Chew. But it also means a lot of cancelled games.  Rainy games don’t happen in baseball. … Continue reading