Encouragement, New Year

Groundhog Day and Your One Word for the New Year

The calendar has flipped the page to February and most have stopped talking about their "one word" for the new year.  The news has moved on to the groundhog's annual day of predicting how much more winter we'll have ...which only makes me think of Groundhog Day -- the movie. If you haven't seen it,… Continue reading Groundhog Day and Your One Word for the New Year

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Encouragement, Life Decisions

12 Things I Learned in 2018

2018 has continued to be a season of transition with a hefty mix of joy and sorrow. I'm still learning. Still growing. Still trusting God's mercy for the past and relying on His Spirit to light up each day forward. Often a quick look in the rear view mirror can give wisdom for the road… Continue reading 12 Things I Learned in 2018

Encouragement, Jesus

Sunday Mornings

It's another Sunday and it still  feels weird.  My church family decided to change our weekly meeting time to Wednesday nights.  Sunday mornings are now free. At first I welcomed the rest.  The truth is, I had become "church exhausted" from so many emotional losses experienced this past year but I realized there is now a… Continue reading Sunday Mornings

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

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, 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}