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
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)
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?
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
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…
I've been away for some time now for a number of reasons; the reality is that all of those reasons are tied to one true reason--I was no longer connected to my source of inspiration... THE Source of Life. I am connected intimately to Him now, but I had to walk through a deep, dark … Continue reading I’m Back
People should really say what they mean and mean what they say. Words are powerful... at least they can be. I put a lot of stock in words so when someone speaks to me, I take them at their word. This comes up because today I was told by someone, "I wish you success..." and … Continue reading Irony