Advent, Christmas, Encouragement

Preparing for Peace {Meditations on the Second Sunday of Advent}

We lit the second Advent candle today ...the Bethlehem Candle.  It lights the way in preparing for the arrival ...the arrival of the Holy house guest -- the Savior, Jesus Christ. Mary and Joseph had very little to call their own as they traveled to Bethlehem.  The law required them to make their way to… Continue reading Preparing for Peace {Meditations on the Second Sunday of Advent}

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Encouragement, Listening to God

A Bump in the Road {Frustrations in the Middle}

I think I hit a bump in the road this week. The journey continues.  The road seems long.  The end is ...well, I'm not sure!  Heaven--sure; but earth ...that's another story.  Earth bound trains leave me in frustrated stations.  Destinations unknown. It seems people continue to be mean and ornery and don't do what I… Continue reading A Bump in the Road {Frustrations in the Middle}

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, God's Love

Every Heart Has a Message…

I wonder how long it took for this heart to be hollowed out in this log?  How long does love take to deepen like this?  What did it take to carve through the hardened timber?  Was it a storm that caused it to fall?  Did life eat away at the core?  Who could carve in such… Continue reading Every Heart Has a Message…

Christmas, Encouragement, God's Love

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 The Heart in Christmas {Advent~Week 4}

Encouragement, loving others

In Sickness and in Health

On a very hot, July day in 1983, I said, "I do" and equally significant, he said, "I do" as well.  We didn't have a clue but we loved each other as best we knew how in that moment.  We were willing to put it all on the line and commit our lives to each… Continue reading In Sickness and in Health

Encouragement, God's Love, Jesus, Life

Grand Finale {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}

From Baby Feet to Blessings and Meditations to Mysteries ...this has been a wonderful, wild adventure!  30 Days of looking for life under every rock, around every corner, on paths, in the sky above and the trees and flowers below, in faces and conversations with others, and the melodies of love sung over me. There… Continue reading Grand Finale {Finding Life :: A 30-Day Challenge}