No one can tell me that God doesn’t work miracles in the everyday mundane. We wondered how we’d ever make it without you – but the sun kept rising day after day and the pages of the calendar kept turning and the children keep getting taller and every bit of it is made up of miracles.… read more
“God will never waste our pain, but I can. When I’m not honest about the reality of how hard life is, I waste God’s offer of peace. When I try to do things in my own strength, I waste God’s offer of power.
Right or wrong, we generally try hard to protect our kids from watching the news. They know there is evil in the world, but I guess we just want to protect them from the details for now. Yesterday during a football game, a news bit came on that left Elijah asking what happened in Paris.… read more
The book A Beautiful Offering, written by Angela Thomas, is one that I first read three to five years ago and I keep coming back to it. It’s one of those with tired, dog-eared pages and all the underlining.
In A Beautiful Offering, Angela works through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.… read more
Over the years, I’ve had many things given to me — plenty of them important and many of them less important. Too many gifts over time to remember them all, of course, but when I read the gratitude challenge prompt for this week, it quickly came to me what I want to share about.… read more
I recently saw an idea on pinterest that has piqued my interest — a 52 weeks of gratitude challenge. I’ve decided I’m up for it! It lists prompts for one post per week and I will go by most of them, but not all.… read more
The kids and I spent a day last week with my sister (in-law) and her boys at the Huntsville Botanical Gardens. It was extraordinarily hot and humid, but we enjoyed our time there in the beauty of the gardens and in the company of some of our favorite people.… read more
I think it’s so easy for us to wonder why God allows certain circumstances to come in our lives and to question His plans. I’ve learned, and continue to learn, that there are a couple of things I need to remind myself of frequently, like pretty much daily, and especially in hard times: