Filed under Healing

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

A Word For The Invalids

Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.  One man had been invalid for 38 years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, … Continue reading

Five Letters Left On My Table

I sat in church.  About ten rows back from stage left.  Bible bag at my feet.  A purple pen in my hand.  A journal in my lap. And God spoke. His voice … unrelated to what going on around me.  Not pertaining to my pastor’s message.  The Lord spoke an unmistakable, inaudible Word – His … Continue reading

When Hope Makes No Sense

Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20 My heart, heavy as an anchor on the murky bottom of the Tennessee River, cries out for … Continue reading

Bondage To The Boogie Man

This morning, my eyes opened wide at 3am to an unfamiliar tapping.  Our window air unit, arguably on its last leg, was working hard to spit out an UNO card or a possibly granola wrapper. No telling what was in there with 3 little boys in the house.  But nevertheless, our tapping air unit broke … Continue reading

Matthew, Luke and a 5K

Before too much time gets away from us….I wanted to extend an invitation to all of you. I am reading through the Gospels this Fall.  I just began the other day.  I am only six chapters into Matthew. I posted about this on our Facebook page and the response was great.  So many of you … Continue reading

A Winner {and a prayer request}

Good Wednesday morning! Or should I say WIN-esday!! Yes, we have a winner for our Girlfriend’s Guidebook: Navigating Female Friendships. Thank you all for you sweet comments. I hope you told your besties that you bragged on them. It was fun for me to read through each comment and thank the Lord alongside you.In summary, … Continue reading

The Beauty Of Broken Pieces

My mother was a bargain shopper. A wheelin-dealin’, card carryin’, bona fide, clearance queen. No matter if it fit or matched – if it was 65% off she could make it work. I loved this about her.Spring 2002, Brent and I were nearing the Big Day. We had spent hours registering for dinnerware, Tupperware, Corningware, … Continue reading

Hallways of Regret: A Guest Post

As I am planning for an upcoming speaking event, my dear friend Sue has been gracious enough to guest post on Cup Of Joe today. Full of the Holy Spirit, wife and mom of three, Sue writes an incredible blog at LivingFreeInHim.blogspot.com. This post, Hallways of Regret, spoke to quiet places in my heart. Have … Continue reading