Comfort, Despair, Love, Marriage, Missions, Thankful

The Chair: A Love Story

Jamie has disassembled and reassembled the chair many times over the years we moved around, knowing the memories I made while sitting in that chair run deep. Colicky tummies were calmed, prayers were prayed, Christmas presents have been opened while I was rocking in that chair. Now that three of my four children have left the nest, the chair keeps me close to them somehow.

Peace, Rescue, Rest

The God Who Leads

We're continuing with hearing from one of my favorite people, Mary Johnson. Enjoy today's post on God's leading. ___________________________________________ I can never Thank God enough. How can I begin to thank God for His mercy, His grace, His love? How great is our God. He alone is worthy of all praise, honor and glory. 13 Then… Continue reading The God Who Leads

Beauty, Choices, Contempt, Journey, Motives, Rejection

Behind the Times

I'm a bit behind the times I know. I could use the excuse of living overseas but with the advent of the internet, that excuse really can't get me too far. At the touch of a key on my wireless keyboard, I have the world and endless search engines at my fingertips (literally). I can… Continue reading Behind the Times

Devotion, Light, Love

The Light of Love

I'm delighted once again to share a devotional with you from Mary Johnson, may it fill your day with light! _____________________________________________ Walk in the light of His love.  What is your tone, what does it sound like? Is it covered in the light of Jesus’ love? He provides that light for us.  You can say… Continue reading The Light of Love

Correction, Family, Love, Parenting, Perspective

How Are You Sleeping?

On a side note, another innocuous change in me as a parent as I've grown older is found in my lunch offerings for my fourth child, our bonus baby. Yesterday, she had samosas (a fried slightly spicy meat pie that is the food of heaven) and marshmallows for lunch. I was tempted to feel "parent shame" until my oldest son (who I had messaged her menu to) said, "It's ok. Let her enjoy life." 

The student has become the teacher!

Choices, Harvest, Healing, Love, Uncategorized

The Dance

Inside I feel, as I suppose many of us do, the need to be understood and accepted. I easily concur with the above verse from Romans; the only debt I have to others is to love them. However, I want others to love and accept me and my natural tendency is to explain things away to gain approval.

Grief, Hope, Kingdom, Loss, Missions, Motives, Serving, Sorrow, Success, The Call of God

All Over The World

This past week a cyclone hit the coast of Africa mostly affecting Mozambique and Zimbabwe. So far, according to reports, approximately 126 people (some reports say higher) have died as a direct result of the storm. In Nigeria, 120 people have died in recent attacks in local villages. There have been shootings in New Zealand… Continue reading All Over The World