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Mason Jars for Jesus – Giving Away My Best

I look forward to July for this reason. Limelight Hydrangeas. The prized possession of my not-so-green-thumb. Aside from my children, and a few untasty tomato plants, they are the only thing that I’ve had part in growing. My vases wait in anticipation every year longing for their long stems. And if I cut them at … Continue reading

Serving Others – Without Obligation

Show Your marvelous loving kindness by Your right hand. – Psalm 17:7 My service to others should always be motivated by love. Not love I “muster” up, but genuine love, from the depth of my heart. In my own efforts, this is hard to do. Practically impossible at times. Especially when I have worked for … Continue reading

Easter Week Activity: Maundy Thursday

Experience your own Maundy Thursday foot-washing ceremony. Fill a bucket with water. Grab a few towels, gather your family, and share the story found in John 13:1-17. Then take turns washing each other’s feet and praying for one another. Jesus, rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it … Continue reading

Easter Week Activity: The Bread Of Life

I have good news for you. Very good news. Carbs are good. Very good. Jesus says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger…” John 6:35 Today, the boys and I made bread. A sweet friend is expecting a baby, and who kneads nourishment more than a pregnant woman? As … Continue reading

Knocking At The Door Of My Heart

This morning, I was startled out of a sound sleep. Knock, knock, knock. Loud and alarming. A quick gasp. Head off of my pillow. The clock read 4:00. Exactly. I strain my ear through the silence. My husband sound asleep beside me. He heard nothing. I hold my breath and listen. And listen. Nothing except … Continue reading

A Taste of Heaven

Some would think that a house full of women, closed in confined spaces for a full weekend might mean trouble. Conflict. Comparison. Catty-ness. Cruelty. And they might be right if watching some reality show on Bravo. But, put thirty or more women, Jesus-lovin’ women, in a house together. One full weekend. And what do you … Continue reading

Christmas Goals 2010

Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace among men. Luke 2:14We have arrived at the threshold of Christmas. December 23rd. The hustle and bustle is arguably at its peak – food is being prepared, last minute gifts purchased, traffic is absolutely crazy and I am finding myself getting a little lost in … Continue reading

If the Proverbs 31 Woman had a yard sale…

This is the weekend. The annual Crenshaw Yard Sale. Friday and Saturday 8-1. Come one come all! Every November, the signs go up, in hopes to raise extra money for Christmas shopping. The Lord has been good to bless it every year. But, preparing this week has brought the Proverbs 31 Woman to mind. Often. … Continue reading

My Most Valuable Inheritance

There are two words I never care to see on my caller ID. Especially in the middle of the night. LIFE LINE Yes, Life Line, as in the Emergency response system for seniors. The medical alert button my grandmother wears around her neck. The button she only presses in desperate need. Friday night my phone … Continue reading