Family, Following Jesus

Beulah Land :: Remembering My Dad

They  say he was born at midnight.  August 8th into August 9th.  We always celebrated both days ...just in case.  Carrie Esther (Lawrence) Waters and John George Waters welcomed their third-born child into the world in the middle of the night in August of 1923, in the little town called Inman, South Carolina. He was… Continue reading Beulah Land :: Remembering My Dad

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Following Jesus, Life, Serving Others

How to Choose a Church :: More Confessions from a Pastor’s Wife

I'm pretty sure I love Jesus more than ever before but His kids are driving me crazy.   I can't keep binge watching Gilmore Girls and eating popcorn to escape so I thought I might have an honest conversation with you today. Last week's post about house cats and the church unleashed something in me and… Continue reading How to Choose a Church :: More Confessions from a Pastor’s Wife

Encouragement, Following Jesus

Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife … The Church and the House Cat

  I have a running joke that goes around in my head that I might as well have been born on the front pew of my home church.  I wasn't, of course, but as a child born into a pastor's family, it seemed like a likely scenario.  Church became home.  It was all I really… Continue reading Confessions of a Pastor’s Wife … The Church and the House Cat

Encouragement, Family, Following Jesus

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 When It’s Hard to Thank God

Christmas, Encouragement, Faith, Following Jesus

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 Waiting for the Arrival …

Encouragement, Following Jesus, Friendships, God's Love, Life, social justice

A Pint of Gas ~ More Stories From Our Front Porch

  It was a hot, sunny day here in Alabama when an older gentleman knocked on our front door.  He had run out of gas. "Can I borrow a pint of gas?" He just needed a little bit  to get him the rest of the way home and he assured me he would pay us… Continue reading A Pint of Gas ~ More Stories From Our Front Porch

Encouragement, Following Jesus

Walking with Grit

I'm walking a new path this week  while on vacation with our little family in New England...finding my way down a dirt road ...the grit of fine gravel kicking up into my shoes with every step. It's beautiful here.  Quiet.  Peaceful.  Slow-paced and relaxing. Breathing in fresh air. Conversations with those I love. Knowing and… Continue reading Walking with Grit