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Progressively In His Image

I count everything as loss compared to the possession of the priceless privilege (the supreme advantage) of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord and of progressively becoming more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him [perceiving and recognizing and understanding Him more fully and clearly]. For His sake I have lost everything and consider it all to … Continue reading

Finding my way at FORTY (two)

Does your soul ever feel unraveled? My soul came undone this week like a skien of yarn. One pick of thread led to a full blown come apart.  Maybe it is 50 days of  quarantine coming out from every angle. Maybe it’s hormones. We can blame everything on hormones. But most likely it is a … Continue reading

You Are First In Line …

Behold, I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions and [physical and mental and strength and ability] over all power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in anyway harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are … Continue reading

I Have A Broken Mary

When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor–sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” Mark 2:17 Brent and I came home to the boys in bed.  Miss Claire was waiting for us in the kitchen. … Continue reading

Grace To Slow Our Pace

If we are willing to ask Him, God will give us the grace to slow the pace.  And He will help us remember how loved we are and how faithful He is.  If we wait expectantly for Him, God will lift our eyes and draw near to us.  Giglio, Waiting Here For You: An Advent … Continue reading

A Gray Bin At The End Of My Rope

The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all he has made.  Psalm 145:9 So maybe I am being too hard on myself, but a short 48 hours ago, I was ready to call myself in and schedule a counseling appointment.  My diagnosis?  The least-effective-mom-on-the-planet. But can I tell you a little story? … Continue reading

Day 21: Love Gives Grace To Losers Like Me

I have been hard on myself today. This morning, I woke up late. Loser. I am behind on my Bible reading. Loser. I haven’t read the Word to my boys in a few days. Loser.Yesterday, I served hot dogs – twice. Lunch and dinner. Yep, loser. I can be so self-righteous sometimes {ugh}. Big loser. … Continue reading