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… Read More

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… Read More

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,… Read More

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… Read More


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… Read More

“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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More