Encouragement, Enjoying God's Presence, Following Jesus

The Path of Life {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

During my college days, my sister encouraged me to find a life's verse in God's word...a verse to hold on to that would be an anchor for the days ahead.  Psalm 16:11 became the frame in which the situations of life could be captured and viewed. #WalkingitoutwithJesus has taken me down many paths in the last… Continue reading The Path of Life {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

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Encouragement, Family, Following Jesus

The Anniversary of New Life { Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

It's the first anniversary since my Mom entered into her new life beyond this world.  Today I remember her life and her journey and the gift of our time together.  Life! The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still… Continue reading The Anniversary of New Life { Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge }

Following Jesus, Life, loving others

Sometimes You Just Have to Cry It All Out

There are days and there are weeks -- and there are days that seem like weeks.  Stories told one by one that fill the tank of one's soul.  I love the stories -- I live in the stories.  My heart stretches with the story and grows with  new understanding ... new compassion . Some stories… Continue reading Sometimes You Just Have to Cry It All Out

Encouragement, Following Jesus, Life

Joy Comes in the Morning

"Weeping may endure for a night,  but joy comes in the morning." Psalm 30:5  (NKJV)  I wanted you to know that it's true !  It's pretty certain we will have trouble in our lives and it's pretty certain there will be weeping ...but joy really does come!   Ironically, I could have also entitled this post, "Joy… Continue reading Joy Comes in the Morning

Encouragement, Family, Following Jesus, Life, Moving

What Happens When Joy and Sorrow Meet

What happens when joy and sorrow meet?  Do they embrace like old friends?  Or are they repulsed by each other -- a more awkward sort of greeting -- uncomfortable for all who are watching? Or perhaps they greet like casual friends with small talk and surface conversation, not getting too deep or too personal.  Do… Continue reading What Happens When Joy and Sorrow Meet