Tag Archives: surrender

a beautiful example of abiding

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.

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39 is just fine: {a 52 weeks of gratitude post}


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.

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seasons change: what season are you in?

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

when things don’t go the way you’d like || in the wait


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

nothing more and nothing less


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

gratitude challenge: {seven} a beautiful offering


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.

{via amazon.com}

In A Beautiful Offering, Angela works through Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.… read more

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