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

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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, God's Love

Family Moments {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

  When I started this 30-Day Challenge of Finding Life, it was directly related to making an intentional effort to tangibly shift my focus from death and loss to life and hope.  The process has been reshaping me as each day turns into an all-out challenge to find any remote piece of life-giving evidence to… Continue reading Family Moments {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Faith, Family, Following Jesus, Friendships, Life

Sisters {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Linda turned 17  two months before I was born.  She and I are the only 2 girls with 5 brothers sandwiched in between.  My earliest memories as a child center more around my sister than my own mama.  I'm pretty sure she was glad to finally have another girl in the house even if there… Continue reading Sisters {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

Encouragement, Family, Life

Weeds and Wonders { Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

Today had simple goodness... This morning's #walkingitoutwithJesus took me down the streets of my own neighborhood.  My neighborhood is not typically known for manicured lawns or botanical-garden-style flower beds; however, there is so much beauty in this neighborhood.  Beauty beyond what many notice. As I came around the corner and started up another street, I… Continue reading Weeds and Wonders { Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

Christmas, Thanksgiving

Saying Thanks Before the Gift

It just occurred to me that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas and,  no -- the turkey hasn't gobbled up my brain !  Obviously, I've known ,  as far as our American calendar goes, Thanksgiving is securely holding a spot on the fourth Thursday of every November with Christmas following closely behind -- a flip of the… Continue reading Saying Thanks Before the Gift