Tribute to My Mom

It's been 8 years since I lost my Mom suddenly. I still miss her so much…her smile, her way with kids, her joy, her quiet ways, her faith… Oh her faith was inspiring. It's still the one thing that really defines her in my heart…her faith in and love for Jesus. Well she's with Him … Continue reading Tribute to My Mom

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

"Do everything without grumbling and arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world." Philippians 2:14‭-‬15 HCSB I was getting ready for the day yesterday. In the process, I was getting annoyed by a … Continue reading Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

When Loving is Hard

I've been reading Beth Moore's, The Beloved Disciple, for several months now. Typically I plow through a book in a couple of weeks or so but this one has taken a bit longer to digest. The book is about the Disciple John and his writings. I really don't have much to share today except that … Continue reading When Loving is Hard

Jesus Grew Weary Too

"Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime." John 4:6 NLT I've spent a lot of time in the Gospel of John recently. I was reading the familiar story about the Samaritan woman's encounter with Jesus at the well. But before I got that far … Continue reading Jesus Grew Weary Too

Finding Your Self in Sorrow

I'm using Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest" as my daily devotional right now. If you haven't been through this yourself, I highly recommend! It is full to the brim of godly wisdom and insight and challenging thoughts. Being challenged isn't always easy, is it? But if our goal is to be more like … Continue reading Finding Your Self in Sorrow

Amazing Grace

Last year I went through what I like to refer to as my own personal exile.It was a dark place. And within that darkness, I found tremendous light. THE Light to be exact...Jesus. I knew him before...25 years if we're measuring time. But isn't it ironic that when we're walking in the light, we don't pay Him … Continue reading Amazing Grace


I love being outside. So often God inspires me by teaching me with His creation. Today I was reminded of summers as a little girl visiting my Great Aunt Jane in Jonesboro, Tennessee. As kids, my brother and I thought her big house and yard were so much fun...especially because she had a basement! (Growing … Continue reading Dandelions

“Faith is the bird that sings while it is yet in the dark.” (Max Lucado)

Last year was an oasis in the desert of what had been my life for a number of years. A desert characterized by despair, hopelessness, and loneliness. My spirit was dry. Life felt like the scorching sun on a mid-August day. And when I thought it couldn't get any harder, it did. But what looked … Continue reading “Faith is the bird that sings while it is yet in the dark.” (Max Lucado)

Too Comfy with Christmas?

Last Christmas was bittersweet for me because I was alone. Well, I wasn't technically alone...there were people around, but certainly not the people I would have chosen to be husband and other family. I was lying in bed on Christmas Eve, and the thought crossed my heart, "It is so strange to be alone … Continue reading Too Comfy with Christmas?