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Fear Has Met Its Match, I Reckon

I’ve watched fear creep in. As a thief in the night sneaks his eerie shadow through the back window, so has fear crawled its way through the back door of his innocent mind.  My nine-year-old.  My sweet boy. Fear is afflicting him. I hear it in his voice.  He questions noises upstairs.  He visits my … Continue reading

Your Game-Changing Baby

There was a priest named Zechariah and he had a wife and her name was Elizabeth.  But they had no child because Elizabeth was barren, and both were advanced in years. He was chosen to enter the temple of the Lord to burn incense.  And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord.  Luke … Continue reading

A Home That Lasts

You yourselves are like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 2:5 My mother had an obsession with real estate.  Many Sunday afternoons as a little girl I spent in the back of a gold Chevrolet Caprice Classic (without … Continue reading

If You Tend To Look Back…

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:19 Do you perceive it? The newness coming in with this new year? There is something deep and unspeakable within me that jumps at the thought. 2011 was very long. And dry at times. I would even use … Continue reading

Reflecting with the Little Brown Journal

I love the hungry white pages of a brand new journal. Each page ready for the strike of an eager pen. As of this week, my little brown book has officially retired. It’s pages maxed with messages from my pastor, quotes from my mentor, notes from books I’ve read, prayers I’ve offered to the Lord, … Continue reading

If Your Faith Is Shaken…

I have ran with the same friend for years. We meet at a small church parking lot near a stretch of sidewalk where we love to run. We have memorized what red light marks a 5K, what subdivision makes four miles and which fire hydrant adds up to five. Along this path, our friendship has … Continue reading

The Post I Never Wanted To Write

It was a cool Sunday in May 2010. I drove past the only rental house on my street. In the driveway were three blonde-headed little girls splashing in a kiddie pool. Tucked away in the shade of the garage was their blonde-headed little momma painting kitchen chairs. I stopped the van, “Welcome to the neighborhood! … 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

Because Fat Is Not A Feeling

Who knew that cutting hydrangeas would teach me so much. Each snap of the shears is symbolic of the Lord’s pruning. A clipping away of my sin so something beautiful can grow in its place. (If you are just now tuning in, go back and read Mason Jars for Jesus.) God is revealing areas in … Continue reading