Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Dad, condensing you into a paragraph just isn’t possible. I am the person I am today because of God’s working in my life. One of the primary means of that work was and still remains you. You are a walking example of patience, self-sacrifice, and putting everyone else before yourself. You are a living demonstration … Continue reading

God Meant It Unto Good

(Gen. 5:20) “God meant it unto good”-O blest assurance, Falling like sunshine all across life’s way, Touching with Heaven’s gold earth’s darkest storm clouds, Bringing fresh peace and comfort day by day ‘Twas not by chance the hands of faithless bretheren Sold Joseph captive to a foreign land; Now was it chance which, after years … Continue reading

Peace, Trust, Rest, Sleep

Read the below last night (from Streams in the Desert, awesome devotional, btw). It amazes me how God knows just what I need to read, right when I need it! It takes a minute to process the old English, but it’s worth it! “This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this … Continue reading

Why I Love Renew Kidz

For the past two years (this June is year 3) my church has done a family retreat. 2 days of living on a college campus, eating together, playing together, worshiping together, and learning about Jesus together. It has been an honor to be asked to head up the child care portion of the retreat each … Continue reading

What-iffing

What-iffing not only zaps our energy, it also indicates a lack of trust in God’s wise and loving control over our affairs. He who cares to number every hair on our heads-something not even the vainest of us bothers to do-cares much more about our trusting him with the upkeep of our homes, our health, … Continue reading

Pray

So many thoughts swirling around in my head right now. So much turmoil going on in our nation. Presidential primaries have begun. Que endless debates. These were the thoughts I posted on Facebook yesterday… Just a little thought. As presidential primaries are coming, as the nation is in turmoil over many sad events…everyone has an … Continue reading

A Divine Calling

Jeremiah is an example of what Paul was talking about in 1 Corinthians 7. The Lord wanted Jeremiah’s undivided attention. He wanted his prophet to be concerned about nothing else except pleasing God, and especially so because he lived in a time of spiritual crisis. We need more of that kind of godly singleness in … Continue reading

Thoughts This Christmas

I got off the phone with my mom. Put my cell down and started to cry. Due to finances and work schedule, I had just made the decision to not go home for Christmas. This was going to be my first Christmas EVER without my parents. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy with this prospect. … Continue reading

Regret and Motherhood

Regret is a pesky companion that I believe every human on this earth lives with. But, I would imagine that regret is especially real to mothers. I would imagine that the “what if” game plays quite frequently in their heads. I have a unique privilege of being very close with my mom. We talk on … Continue reading

God’s Gracious Providence

“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28 We often find ourselves in . . . trying circumstances, inexplicable difficulties, and perplexing situations. Experience teaches us daily that life is filled, not with joy and … Continue reading

My Hero, My Grandma

Today is my grandma’s 84th birthday. My grandma’s trust in the Savior is staggering. I pray that I can trust the Lord the same way when I’m her age, actually at any age. My mom recently told her story at a ladies meeting. It’s a testiment to God’s incredible faithfulness and how He never lets … Continue reading

I Will Never Leave

“God Himself has said: I will never leave you nor forsake you!” Hebrews 13:5 The Lord’s redeemed people are never alone! God is with them as an Observer. He notices their . . .   every thought,    every word,   every action,    every trial,    every foe,   every danger. He is with His people . … Continue reading

A Boy & His Kite

If you enjoy Josh Garrels, give this guy a try. Today is the last day to get this cd for free on NoiseTrade. I haven’t listened to the album in it’s entirety, but I really like what I’ve heard so far.