Would You Drink It?

Why should you tune in for my upcoming series Hearts Undaunted? Here's a scenario: Suppose you are not a coffee drinker. (I hear such people exist.) Suppose you are attending a social function. A family member approaches you, raving about the coffee. He hands you a steaming mug and encourages you to try it. You have zero desire to taste … [Read more...]

Confirmations

Confirmations

One foot in and one foot out, isn't that how the saying goes?  I want to say that I was mostly out, but it is hard to quantify, and He wanted me all out.  He used the above message from Renee Swope's Facebook album to tell me so.  The thing about me is, I lean toward being easily hurt.  Plus, I want to do things right.  And, if I'm sure that … [Read more...]

Blessings {Product Review}

"It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night..."--Psalm 92:1-2 "It's the book with the bird's nest on the front.  I can't remember the name of the book, but there are two or three little blue eggs in the nest.  Have you seen it?"Oh, yes.  It's a bit … [Read more...]

Loving When It’s Hard

Why a restful, refreshing night's sleep has eluded me for too many nights in a row to be healthy and functional, I am not quite sure.  But, what with the sleepless blur, and the walls closing in from holing up at home to fit a respectable amount of schoolwork in, I acquiesced to the lure of my online world: must. connect. with. people. over. four. … [Read more...]

With Thanksgiving

      "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your kindness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds … [Read more...]

Epiphany

JOY to the world! the Lord is come;Let earth receive her King;Let every heart prepare him room,And heaven and nature sing,And heaven and nature sing,And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.JOY to the world! the Savior reigns;Let men their songs employ;While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plainsRepeat the sounding joy,Repeat the sounding … [Read more...]

Grace and Glory in My Backyard

"...all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.  Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth,  burst into jubilant song..."  ---Psalm 98:3-4 Inspired by Ann Voskamp's Joy Dare and 50+ degree weather in January, I ventured outside to hunt for God's gifts.  I also received the supreme gift, the honor, the grace, the joy, to attend a … [Read more...]

All the Time!

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness."   --Lamentations 3:22-23God is good--all the time!  His love is always, and He shows us if we choose open our eyes and see.  Thank you, Lord, for:  96. Ice Cream 97. Clouds98. Swimming pools99. Suntans100. … [Read more...]