1st Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. When I was a kid, we had 10 acres out in the country in Odessa, Missouri. In the early years of my life, our house was heated during cold Missouri winters, by a wood burning stove … More The Be Attitudes of Gratitude
“If God is real, then why does he let bad things happen? Why doesn’t he stop it? Why do bad things happen to good people?” I face this question often. I’m okay with that. At one time or another, I have asked myself the same questions that I face. I have mourned the loss of … More Your mission…if you choose to accept it
I was listening to a friend of mine talk yesterday. She was talking about a great burden she carries in her life. It had brought her down and through some very dark times. This burden couldn’t be remedied by any power within her. She had talked to a counselor about the difficulty and he asked … More Blessed by The Best
My 11 month old nephew was here yesterday. He makes me feel like a million bucks when he reaches for me. I look down at him and my heart melts. Every time he needs something, his little arms go up and out and he begs to be held. When he is unsettled, afraid, hurt, lonely, … More Live and “On Air.”
Here is a family pic. I’m on the left, that’s my hardworking husband on the right. Okay okay…not really. Sometimes it does feel like this though… Psalms 113:7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; Well…that’s real good news! I am in some dung. I had … More The dung hill.
My husband sent me a couple of quotes from a guest speaker he heard at a conference yesterday. The speaker was a man named Jason Schechterle. He was a police officer who survived a horrific crash about 17 years ago. He was severely burned over more than 40% of his body. Jason has an incredibly … More What on earth are you doing…for Heaven’s sake?!
I held my nephew Ashton today. He just turned 6 months. I have been very fortunate to get to babysit intermittently and to be around him often. While I was holding him and he was squealing and babbling back to me in our very animated conversation during church…haha oops. I’m not sorry. I was talking … More God doesn’t hold hostages.
Have you ever had the honor of listening to a huge talented choir sing? There is this moment when they come to the chorus, your ears and your soul are flooded with such a gorgeous intermixing of notes working together in harmony that it makes the hairs on your arms stand up and you … More The Maestro doesn’t want you to fall flat.
I was thinking about a specific Bible story I really have never liked. I have always cringed when I’ve thought about the story of Abraham and Isaac. I mean, I’ll be honest, one of my least favorite stories probably ever. I just couldn’t see why God would tell Abraham to sacrifice his son at … More Soul Alterations
I heard a song by JJ Heller called “Braver Still.” This is also one of my favorite artists of all time. She has a way with words. Here it is, if you’d like to listen: As you can probably gather by now, music has a way of moving my heart that no other thing quite … More Brave the desert