A Time to Remember  { The First Sunday of Lent }

A Time to Remember { The First Sunday of Lent }

I wash my hands a lot!  I’m getting better but it’s almost as if I feel the need to cleanse myself after “whatever it was” I was doing and prepare myself for the “whatever it is” I’m going to do next.  Cleanse from any contaminants…filth.  Wash the dirt.  Preparing to arrive at the next activity in … Continue reading

When It’s Hard to Thank God

When It’s Hard to Thank God

I wasn’t really mad at God or anything.  I just pouted a lot.  You know …that poochy, pouty face a kid makes when they reluctantly obey but really, really would rather do what they want to do! God had nudged my husband to pack up and move from a rural area in the northeast to … Continue reading

Refreshing in the Deep Places

Refreshing in the Deep Places

We had an unusual snow in Alabama!  A dusting that cleared the streets of most moving vehicles and most likely cleared the shelves in Walmart of bread and milk!   I bundled up  to take a beautiful walk in the sunshine during a warmer part of the day–  bringing back memories  of my walks in New … Continue reading

Longing for a Perfect World

Longing for a Perfect World

I broke something the other night.  My peace shattered. You see, it seems I notice everything and with that, I’m laser-focused on anything that might be remotely harmful to anyone.  Our grands are coming in next week and a broken glass episode is one of my worst nightmares.  Well, actually, I have several but this … Continue reading

When You Need a Soft Heart With Firm Boundaries

When You Need a Soft Heart With Firm Boundaries

I thought my heart was getting hard.  Walls going up.  This is not the way I’ve always responded.  Something must be terribly wrong.  What happened to compassion?  A sensitive spirit?  Willingness to help others ? I took a walk in my neighborhood …the same one I’ve been walking it out with Jesus in for over … Continue reading

Change and New Beginnings

Change and New Beginnings

  2017 is finally seeing the end of the road. In the words of my good friend Scott Mitchell…”Whether we failed or succeeded…or failed a bunch, this is how we sigh it out, sort it out, and send it away.”   Ready or not, here it comes …a new year …a new beginning.  We can’t help ourselves.  We sift … Continue reading

The Heart in Christmas {Advent~Week 4}

The Heart in Christmas {Advent~Week 4}

It all started earlier this year.  On a cold day in January, I took a walk down the street to a Bible study being held at our neighborhood library. First of all, let me give you a little background to the story … This library happens to be located in an area that a friend … Continue reading

Firstborn :: First Love {Advent ~ Week 3}

Firstborn :: First Love {Advent ~ Week 3}

I woke up one morning last week remembering a weird dream I had during the night.  There were two dreams with different people involved but the same thread running through both …I was looking for love in all the wrong places and flirting with other men …thankfully, men I didn’t know in dream world or … Continue reading

Waiting for the Arrival …

Waiting for the Arrival …

It’s December 3rd and the season of waiting has begun. I’m not waiting for Christmas to arrive or Santa in his sleigh with 8 reindeer and a red nose leading the way.  I’m not waiting for presents under the tree …3 French hens, 2 turtle doves or even a partridge in a pear tree. Truth … Continue reading