Filed under Thankfulness

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

Come Home This Thanksgiving

A Thanksgiving Psalm  On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence. Know this: God is God, and God, God. He made us; we didn’t make him. We’re his people, his well-tended sheep. Enter with the password: “Thank you!” Make yourselves at home, talking praise. Thank him. Worship him. … Continue reading

Jesus & Joe {Thanks}

 Jesus & Joe: A Coffee Devotional Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; he fell at Jesus’ feet, giving thanks.  Luke 17:15 Today we celebrate our youngest son, Luke, who turns six-years-old. Gosh, it would be super easy to wrap presents and eat … Continue reading

Chef Boyardee By Candle Light

My dad sent me a text yesterday morning. It read… “They are saying 3-5 inches later today.  :-(” My dad lives in Virginia and they have seen their fair share of snow. But when you live in Knoxville, where school closes for the chance of snow…not even the snow itself… A city when the word … Continue reading

Mealtime Ideas For Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!  Isn’t this day so awesome?  An entire TWENTY-FOUR hours dedicated to gratitude.  This is so pleasing to the LORD!  Do you know that this is His will for us?!  To give thanks and rejoice?! (1 Thess. 5:18) I can’t help but think how full the Father’s heart is today.  All of His people … Continue reading

Reflecting with the Little Brown Journal

I love the hungry white pages of a brand new journal. Each page ready for the strike of an eager pen. As of this week, my little brown book has officially retired. It’s pages maxed with messages from my pastor, quotes from my mentor, notes from books I’ve read, prayers I’ve offered to the Lord, … 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

The Post I Never Wanted To Write

It was a cool Sunday in May 2010. I drove past the only rental house on my street. In the driveway were three blonde-headed little girls splashing in a kiddie pool. Tucked away in the shade of the garage was their blonde-headed little momma painting kitchen chairs. I stopped the van, “Welcome to the neighborhood! … Continue reading

Now .. Where Did I Put My Passion?

This summer, the enemy made a solid effort around here … trying to steal from God’s people. Like a little girl fumbling around in the dark, trying to find her favorite Lovie, I fumbled in the dark many days. Running my hands across hardship and life stress. Patting along chaos and confusion. I knew it … Continue reading

Popcorn and Sweet Cheeks

I rarely write in the evenings. But here lately, little Pookie (a.k.a. Luke age 2.9) has been quite contrary to the idea of bedtime. I wish I could say that I am firm and as soon as he comes down the steps I’m waiting on him with the spanking stick. I wish I could say … Continue reading