So, my birthday was yesterday and hopefully, as you read this, I’ll be camping alongside the Big Five animals in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, Africa. I hope to return un-scathed, but we’ll see how it all turns out. This will be my 39thyear of life and when I think about all that God has given me, I can’t help but be filled with … Continue reading Stabilizing the Rhythm of Our Hearts in Grace
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength…” The greatest commandment. First on the list of the Almighty. Our number one priority. However you say it, these words should be sweet to our ears and tattooed on our hearts. In fact, the Lord says so in the original use of this passage, before Matthew, Mark, and Luke repeated … Continue reading In Need of a Transplant
Girls, we are being tasked with Loving and Living wholehearted. When I think about the word wholehearted, I don’t know about you, but I get just a little overwhelmed and realize that I have fallen short of this for most of my life in my relationship with Jesus. The Merriam Webster definition of wholehearted is to be completely and sincerely devoted, determined, or enthusiastic. Whoa, … Continue reading With All My Heart?
There are 8 days total and one more Monday standing between us and Christmas—for some this brings nothing but excitement and joy, for others it brings more stress as their to-do list grows or brings sadness as this holiday is spent without a loved one or spent far away from their tribe. All of the Christmas hype that encompasses December and beyond can be extremely … Continue reading O Come Let Us Adore Him
It is an honor for me to write for this project a second time this year. It’s special to write a year end review and give a focus on the advent. I’ve never really used an advent calendar or done an advent study, and I don’t know all the words to the 12 days of Christmas, so I’m feeling unqualified. I researched advent to make … Continue reading Treasuring the Time
I’m a fidgeter. My constant foot tapping or knee bouncing drives my super calm husband crazy some days. So it probably won’t surprise you to learn that I like to be up and about… walking, dancing, going, anything that requires movement (well, except aerobic exercise ☺). I like to have plans and keep busy, and working full time and raising three kiddos, I can assure … Continue reading Prepare Him Room
“Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that He understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth for in these I delight.” Jeremiah 9-23,24 I want to center in on … Continue reading Waves of Kindness