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 with...my 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?

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

I can be pretty hard-headed (just ask my dad or my husband!). For years, I've been busy. Busy, busy, busy. Too busy for God. I knew what was wrong in my life but wasn't motivated enough to do anything about it. Why do we get so comfortable in our misery? My husband and I even … Continue reading It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

God Won’t…

I've heard it hundreds of times during my 44 years of life. People love to say it...offer it as a "comforting" platitude to make you (or themselves) feel better about excruciating circumstances. "God won't give you anything you can't handle." There. I said it. And perhaps you're preparing to protest or question my theology. Friends, … Continue reading God Won’t…