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The King of Pop and Pure Delight

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 The night had finally come and we were honestly all a little nervous. Much more nervous for Luke than he was for himself. The annual student Talent Show was a night designed for the dreams and desires of … Continue reading


      There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his labor. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God. Ecc. 2:24 Just a quick note today to not take this life too seriously.  Let us all embrace a little more of … Continue reading

A Raisin or a Riesling?

  I am the vine; you are the branches.  John 15:5a Being from East Tennessee, I am not extremely familiar with vineyards. We are shy a few vineyard fields in these parts. But last week I had the privilege of seeing what all God is up to on the west coast. Namely Napa, California where … Continue reading

When Life Burns Your Bread

This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 Even if you aren’t a churchy person, I am betting that this is a familiar verse.  This is the day that the Lord has made. Today. Right now. You are sitting in the middle of it. … Continue reading

"I’m Losing My Mind" Kind of Day

The other night I sat upright in Luke’s bed.  His three-year-old body had ran, jumped, sprinted, hopped, danced, giggled, wiggled, peed, pooped, ate, drank, sang, three-wheeled, squealed, swung, slid, not napped and disobeyed for nearly thirteen hours.  And he was still going. I was so tired.  Oh my word. Brent was working late and it had … Continue reading

Aww…You Shouldn’t Have

Receive: verb \ri-ˈsēv\ to come into possession of : acquire; to receive a gift; to permit to enter: admit: welcome, greet Receiving is so difficult, isn’t it? Seriously. Here’s a dialogue… I’m person one. You’re person two. Person one: “You did a great job today. I was so impressed! You are so talented!”Person two: “Aww … Continue reading

31 Days of Prayer: Seventeen (Joy!)

Joy Children “May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Thessalonians 1:6 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you … Continue reading