Roots Exposed

I enjoy cutting the grass. Really, I do. There is something satisfying about putting music in your ears and pushing the mower through the green blades, getting an immediate result. My husband and I have had four homes throughout our married years. By far the easiest yard to cut was the one that was completelyContinue reading “Roots Exposed”

Coming soon…

Y’all, I can’t wait to bring you my new Bible study on the book of Acts. I am still floating on the kindness I have received since releasing my “30 Days with John” study last year. Everything God put on my heart as a reason for writing my first study was echoed through those whoContinue reading “Coming soon…”

When the Words Won’t Come

Writing is how I process my world. It is a free therapist that I never have to worry about overburdening with the same thoughts, ideas, and concerns. Often my writing becomes prayers when the words become so heavy, they fall onto pages like an onslaught of rain to an already over saturated earth. When thereContinue reading “When the Words Won’t Come”

Don’t Waste This

It’s all still sinking in. We have been social distancing for almost a month. We are exploring uncharted territory as families and communities. While I am still processing all of this, as we all are, this one phrase won’t leave me. Don’t waste this. As all of our comforts are taken away and days areContinue reading “Don’t Waste This”

Back to Basics: Misplaced Worship

This month, I am going to revisit the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5). It is easy for me to claim Christianity and then go through the motions of my faith. I lose focus of the basics of my beliefs. The first two commandments are both centered on worship. Commandment 1 – No otherContinue reading “Back to Basics: Misplaced Worship”

Joy Uncovered

In this third week of Advent, we light the pink candle that represents JOY. This week’s advent candle may be the most difficult of all. A friend lost her husband suddenly last week. Another is grieving over the loss of a marriage. For some, this is the first holiday without a loved one. Family membersContinue reading “Joy Uncovered”

Hope in a Hopeless World

We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God’s people had strayed so far from Him.Continue reading “Hope in a Hopeless World”

Harvest: Deep Relationships

When I chose the theme Harvest for this month’s blog I immediately thought of the book of Ruth in the Bible. The story uses a barley harvest to bring about significant changes for a destitute widow and her widowed mother-in-law as well as changes in the life of field owner.  Through their deep relationships withContinue reading “Harvest: Deep Relationships”