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The Ultimate Christmas Purchase

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 I have truly never thought about this word… RANSOM. I have honestly never pondered the idea of ransom, how it relates to Christmas and the reality that Jesus … Continue reading

Insisting On Simplicity This Christmas

One thing have I asked of the Lord, that I will seek, inquire for and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His Presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to … Continue reading

Merry Christmas From My Home…. To Yours.

This morning I sit in the stillness of Christmas eve. With my boys still sleeping, I am sure this is the most quiet our little nest will be all day. The excitement is almost unbearable for them. The wonder of Christmas overwhelming. And not only for my boys. But for me, too. I look at … 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

I Run For Mugs

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.  1 Corinthians 9:24 Thanksgiving morning, I woke early to stretch.  At 5:07 AM you would have found me in the living room, Bible on the floor, with my legs sunken deeply … Continue reading

With Belly To The Sushi Bar

Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands. 1 Thess. 4:11 I don’t eat sushi. Actually, my husband doesn’t eat sushi, so therefore, I really don’t eat sushi either.  I do, however, enjoy it, but my knowledge is rather limited to that of a California … Continue reading

My Verse For 2014. What Is Yours?

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, LORD.  They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness. Psalm 89:15-16 After reading The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence,  I can’t believe how naive I have been to the nearness … Continue reading

December in pictures…

Well here we are… Two days shy of my favorite day of the year!! I am down right giddy about it all, to be quite frank.  As I watched Elf last night I told Brent… “I think I am Buddy the Elf’s sister.” 1. I could pretend that everyday is December 25th. 2. I love … Continue reading

the miracle of yes

“I belong to the Lord, body and soul.” replied Mary.  “Let it happen as you say.” Luke 1:38 JBP What if we replied “yes” to God. Without question. Without hesitation. What if we said yes to Him?  Not later.  Or maybe. What if we resolved to say yes to every Holy Spirit unction within our … Continue reading