Tag: the Bible

finding purpose {abide}

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener… Another morning where I wake much earlier than I should have. But I couldn’t help it. My thoughts were taking me down a familiar path that has worn a deep groove in my mind. As much as I try to distract myself from the …

When what you think you want under the tree is a tranquilizer gun…

You don’t. I promise. I know this because I recently thought to myself, “maybe I should ask for a tranquilizer gun for Christmas…”  Not a BIG one.  Just a tiny little thing.  But enough to knock out maybe let’s say, someone in the 35-60 pound range. Because… Day One of vacation is under way, and …

meet me here

We moved next into the living room.  This was a quiet, comfortable room with a warm atmosphere.  I liked it.  It had a fireplace, sofa, overstuffed chairs, a bookcase and an intimate atmosphere. He also seemed pleased by it.  He said, “Indeed, this is a delightful room.  Let’s come here often.  It’s secluded and quiet, …

Worship Journaling

Everybody is busy. Everyone has a packed schedule… or at least, that’s how it seems right now! I remember the days before I had children in school, and how full those days were.  I never anticipated the ramping up of intensity that would occur once they were in school!  I mean, you think as a …

blessings

We are moving along in the home building process!  This morning is our pre-drywall walk-through.  That basically means that we’ll go through the house as it is, make sure that all is good, and then they start throwing the drywall up! It’s a big “next step”. Although we did this (very) last minute, Matt and …

“what if”

I’m not normally a “what-if-er”.  I know the type because I have been the type. Over time I’ve realized that what-if-ing is just a BIG. FAT. WASTE. OF. TIME. And then, our adoption process began. And our home-building process began. AND we felt that ‘now’ (being the 2014-2015 school year) is the time to homeschool …

sacrificial love

Exodus 20:4-5 (NASB) “You shall not make for yourself a carven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am …

desperate for the “good” ‘ol days

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” 2 Corinthians 5:17 Spent some time really sinking into this, and what it looks like. If I am a new creation (and, I am), why do I so often long for my old skin? Why do …

Just a little gatorade. Spiritual gatorade, that is.

Where have I been??? Livin’ life, friends.  Just livin’ life. Being a Room Mom to my daughter’s first grade class, making sure all the little finger nails & toe nails stay trimmed in the house, making dinners (or choosing where we will eat out…), helping plan the most awesome Backyard Bible Club with the most …

a word about self-control

Self-control. Probably one of the things I remind my kids about most… right behind using kind words. Also, one of the things I struggle the most with. I grew up singing the “fruits of the Spirit” song at church camp.  I know them all… Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. Funny …