Filed under Thankfulness

A Raw Look At My Heart

This post won’t be pretty. Or funny. Or poetic. Today’s blog is a bit raw and quick. A look into where we’ve been the past 72 hours. Mamaw has had her lowest of lows the past few days. Sunday morning I went to see her. Her color was ash, her skin was cold to touch … Continue reading

Have Faith In The Lord … Not Your Lack

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with my mentor, Debbie. Sitting on the edge of a black leather chair at a local bookstore, I sank deeply into all of my weaknesses and said, “I am just so overwhelmed.”I was in the thick of end of the year school activities, we were coming out … Continue reading

Breaking Down The Familiar

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:8-9 Anxious (merimnaƍ): to be troubled with cares Everything (pas): in everything; in every way; … Continue reading

What A Long Day It Was…

And a very long night. Praise be to God for all spared in yesterday’s catastrophic storms. Yet, let us take a minute to pray for all those in Alabama who are picking up pieces of their lives and for the families who are grieving. Over 100 lives lost. If you haven’t seen footage of this … Continue reading

Easter Week: A Palm Sunday Activity

Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! Psalm 118:25-26 This expression when translated into Greek becomes Hosanna. “Hosanna! O Save us, Lord!” This afternoon the boys and I made palm leaves. (Ahem, don’t knock my craft abilities.) As we … Continue reading

Thankful For Discipline?

A couple of weeks ago, my pastor did a series on The Lord’s Discipline: The Gracious Gift That Nobody Wants. He said, “if I sat in a room with a hundred people and asked the question,What are you grateful for today?, people would go on and on talking of the Lord’s blessing and favor. His … Continue reading

Having A Two-Year-Old Means…

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Psalm 127:3 It is rare that I consciously sit and think of my children as a heritage from the LORD. Reflection takes time. And my time is tight. Especially with a toddler. There are many days I can not see … Continue reading

I Want To Be The "One"

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. – Luke 17:15,16 Ten lepers healed. But only one turned back to say thank you to Jesus. Only one who returned to say thank … Continue reading

"Dear God, Don’t Let Me Be a DIVA."

Spring Break 2011 is coming to a close. The family and I had the great privilege of staying a week with eighty college students in Daytona Beach, Florida. It was so powerful. And I learned so much. But what I learned, God didn’t reveal during devotionals or morning quiet times scheduled for our students. No. … Continue reading

While I Was Running…

It’s not every day that this is my view on a morning run. God, displaying His creation to me. Showing off a bit. It’s funny…. This morning, I could have reflected upon His Majesty. His Creativity. His Power. His Mighty Hand. And I did. But what overwhelmed me – What brought me to a complete … Continue reading