As I mentioned on Instagram, this past week was the annual missions conference at our church. This week is always a highlight and, as I hoped, my heart has been stirred. Not simply about the tremendous need for worldwide missionaries and how I can better support and love those who are sent, but I was… Read More Three Thoughts from Missions Conference
“Into each life some rain must fall.” I don’t often quote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow but this quote came to mind several times this past weekend as I tried to mentally deal with the rain. All the rain. So.much.rain. I’m trying to have a better attitude – replacing my complaining with thoughts more positive. I’m not… Read More A Much Needed Umbrella
Recently, in my weekly Bible study class, someone asked, “How can I know God’s path? How can I be positive which path He wants me to take?” It is a question that has been filled the hearts and minds of Christians in every generation. Every age and throughout the world. We want to know not… Read More The Wisdom of Wise Friends
Easter week. For a Christian, such a meaningful, powerful and, as well, an exciting week. It might be the highlight of the year. Without a doubt, some of my best memories from the years when my children were little include celebrating Easter. We always traveled to my parents…and, now that they are both in Heaven,… Read More Take Time to Survey the Cross
We are already into the second week of April and I have not taken a “look back” at March. April is always a full month around our house and, it seems, I have just moved full steam ahead…embracing all the spring and looking forward to all the fun events on this month’s calendar. I’m okay… Read More Two Highlights from Last Month
Last Saturday…it was spring! Yes, technically spring arrived back in March but, around here, spring was in full glory just three days ago! We opened the windows, ate lunch on the patio, and even enjoyed spring cleaning and sprucing up outside. The weather simply made all the chores enjoyable! As far as I was concerned,… Read More Spring – But Not Quite
Two weeks ago, I was waiting. Waiting for the forsythia to bloom. I do not always wait well. Truth be told, more often than not I do not wait well. In fact, I usually quit waiting. I give up and, if I’m honest, sometimes I even forget about the very thing I was so eagerly… Read More The Forsythia Bloomed!!
If you saw me on Instagram, you had a little glimpse into the ladies’ conference – and its theme – I attended this past weekend. “When God Writes Your Story.” A challenging thought but, at the same time, very convicting. As women, we not only want to (as in enjoy) author own stories but so… Read More Faith Over Fear – Even in the Deep
I am waiting for the forsythia. Waiting for even a hint of those yellow buds and the first hint of color they bring. Those buds have not come out yet…but the pansies are starting to come back to life:) I am waiting for the forsythia – because my dad always said they were the surest… Read More Learning to Wait – One Tip to Try
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. I have never, specifically, “observed” Ash Wednesday in the traditional sense of receiving an ash cross or observing Lent. However, I certainly think it is wise to turn our hearts and thoughts toward Easter. We do not reflect on the cross – and God’s gift given to us there – nearly… Read More What is My Purpose?