Filed under Intimacy: Going Deeper

Don’t Rush Out

Years ago, I was speaking at a mountain retreat in a cabin full of new moms. I had brought my mentor Debbie with me for prayer (and a bit of moral support) as I was very new to leading women’s retreat weekends.  The time had led us to Saturday night – the pinnacle talk.  Everything … Continue reading

Hold Up Your Vintage Bag

I stood in the kitchen a few weeks back preparing lunches for the next day. I had my assembly line of “threes” all lined up – 3 granola bars, 3 bags of veggie straws, 3 sandwiches, and 3 tiny Jazz apples all ready to fill 3 lunches for 3 hungry boys the next school day. Ethan came … Continue reading

Going Deeper {Heart-Strong Faith}

A couple of weeks ago, Brent surprised me with a date night. He called me around 3:30….  You know the time of day we open the refrigerator and ask ourselves, “Self. What are we fixing the chilrn’ for dinner?” Brent said, “Hey, just curious what we are doing for supper tonight.” “Well it’s Wednesday so … Continue reading

Decision-Making {part two}

“Luke, eat your noodles, buddy, so we can get ready to leave for the game.” It was lunchtime on Saturday and we were running late.  I scurried around the kitchen preparing a gourmet meal of leftovers  before heading out to a UT basketball game.  Luke, was preoccupied.  Too busy organizing Pokemon cards to be bothered with … Continue reading

Decision-Making {part one}

I love to hear little kids pray. The simplicity of their words always causes me to evaluate my own prayer life. Luke especially.  He is out to impress no one with wordiness or eloquence. His prayers are simple and 100% Luke… “Lord, thank you for this day. Help us not be mean to each other and … Continue reading

Making A Big Decision? Read On…

Intimacy: Going Deeper With God Making Big Decisions ‘The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way (Ps 37:23). The waitress asked me if I was ready for her to take my order.  Sweet girl.  Probably in her early twenties, wearing black pants and a crisp white … Continue reading

Intimacy With God. Can I say that out loud?

Intimacy Does that word make you a little uncomfortable? I’ll go ahead and say,  I think “intimacy” is an uncomfortable word.  And I only admit this because at the end of 2014, as I was praying for the upcoming year, The Lord inscribed two words in my heart.  Two words that will mark 2015. Overcomer. … Continue reading