Seasons of Harvest

This month's blog posts will center around the theme of Harvest. While most of us are not farmers and do not rely on a physical harvest of crops for our livelihood, we can all relate to the changes a harvest brings. A fall harvest brings farmers to the end of a season of growing and … Continue reading Seasons of Harvest

Guest Post: Wait for the Manna

I am honored to be featured on my friend Heather's blog this week.  Please click on over to check it out! https://glimpsesofjesus.com/2018/06/02/wait-for-the-manna-a-guest-post-by-leah-lively/

Lessons in the Valley: Perseverance

I have always loved school.  I was that kid that cried at the end of every school year, that kid that had dreams about school all summer long and couldn't sleep the night before I donned my new school clothes and shoes.  I simply loved learning.  I adored my teachers, well most of them.  My … Continue reading Lessons in the Valley: Perseverance

Providential Perseverance

We weren’t ready.  After 10 months in Louisiana, we were called back to Virginia.  Although we wanted to stay, looked forward to continuing our bayou adventures, circumstances did not make sense for us to remain. “Movers move”, as I learned in my “Moving On” group, I just had no idea we would fall into that … Continue reading Providential Perseverance

Impromptu Adventure

I pretty much stink at surprises.  Seriously, if someone is planning to surprise me, I'm going to find a way to ruin it.  My husband's marriage proposal almost didn't happen because I did everything could to ruin his plans, unknowingly.  With one of my pregnancies, my husband informed me of a surprise baby shower because he … Continue reading Impromptu Adventure

In Pursuit of God’s Heart – Part 4: Be Still

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him." Psalm 37:7 "Sit down" "Calm down" "Eat your dinner" "Sit up" "Legs down" "Feet toward the floor" Parenting feels like a broken record, repeating the same requests, yearning for the day where a family dinner can be completed with each child sitting upright and eating … Continue reading In Pursuit of God’s Heart – Part 4: Be Still

In Pursuit of God’s Heart: Part 2 – What’s your heart condition?

In Part 1, we pursued the heart of God by trusting our shepherd and finding contentment in the pasture he has placed us.  Psalm 37:4 takes us to the next segment of wisdom.  It is one of the most over-used, yet misunderstood verses in the Bible.  The first part is often overlooked because we love to … Continue reading In Pursuit of God’s Heart: Part 2 – What’s your heart condition?

Removed pt2

I felt lost.  God had asked me to step back from everything I was passionate about.  I struggled to see how this fit in to my church and my life.  Saying "no" at every turn was so unlike me and yet, as I withdrew, my focus moved to my family.  My full term baby was … Continue reading Removed pt2

Removed pt.1

"But when she could no longer hide him, she got a papyrus basket for him and coated it with asphalt and pitch. She placed the child in it and set it among the reeds by the bank of the Nile."   Exodus 2:3 Throughout my journey with God, I have felt his yes and no answers.  I say felt because … Continue reading Removed pt.1

Captured

It had to be done.  I missed my people.  My kids missed their people.  We had to make a visit to Virginia.  Four kids.  One adult.  15 hour road trip.  Its enough to make you NOT want to attempt it. The day after Christmas, we hopped in the car, fully stocked with snacks, movies, and … Continue reading Captured