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Sometimes we think we are near the end of a thing and we get there and God says not yet. That’s where I find myself today. More waiting, which is not what I wanted. At all. I’ve been pouting over it all week, because honestly?
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Therefore, my brother, who would learn to abide in Jesus, take time each day, ere you read, and while you read, and after you read, to put yourself into living contact with the living Jesus, to yield yourself distinctly and consciously to His blessed influence; so will you give Him the opportunity of taking hold of you, of drawing you up and keeping you safe in His almighty life.
I’m 39 now. And it’s ok. It’s good. 39 is just fine…
and I’m convinced that 40 will be just fine as well. Exciting, even, because who knows what is yet to come?
Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life– gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life.
The falling of the leaves, the cooler temperatures, the relentless turning of calendar pages — they have me thinking. About changes and seasons of life. About expectations and disappointments.
It seems that we are always looking to the next thing: tomorrow, the weekend, the next vacation or holiday.… read more
Without going into much detail because, believe me you’d rather I not, I had outpatient surgery early last week. Not a huge deal, but was something I’d been waiting to happen for a while to relieve some discomfort. The procedure had already been rescheduled once, so to say I was eager to get it done and behind me is a big old understatement.… read more
So there’s this locally written blog about all things family-oriented Nashville and mothering. Recently they opened up applications for contributors and I thought, hey, I love Nashville and I’m a mom and I love to write, so why not? To be honest, there was a tinge of hoping that contributing there could lead to more readers here, but I also thought it could be fun and a good way to hone my writing ability while sharing Nashville.… read more
Have you ever felt restless because you have this aching desire to do something BIG for God?
And in that desire, have you ever felt like the tasks He’s given you to do, at least compared to others, are worth little?… read more
Sometimes it seems that the bible contradicts itself.
For example: how can Christ be spacious, yet the door to the kingdom of heaven is narrow?
I think instances like this are an invitation to dig in deeper, search harder, seek further and pray for understanding.… 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