There's a canvas where purpose meets potential and I find myself painting there. Blank before me the beginning of yet another chapter...one I didn't ask for. I sit on the edge of now, waiting, breathing in, breathing out, feeling the quiet as substance filling the caverns of fear. I take in my hand and my … Continue reading Masterpiece
One thing I've learned about myself over the years is that fear grows in dark places deep within when I'm not paying attention. I particularly find this in the context of relationships. The husband and I have a rough day and I turn suddenly I'm on the bridge of the Enterprise yelling "Shields up! Prepare for battle! … Continue reading Strength
I feel like the world has shrunk beneath me. I'm sitting on top of it, this little fluff of dust and I'm so big. The air becomes my only solace and I focus on breathing in and breathing out. I'm lost, suspended atop the tiny surface by nothing more than grace. Holding me, the intangible … Continue reading Giant on a fluff of dust
I was at a birthday party years ago. I'd joined a group of fellow homeschooling mom's who were discussing daily activities, curriculums and parenting choices. In the midst of the group was "that ONE mom". You know the one I mean. She talked of how organized her life was. She shared how many hours she … Continue reading The Color of my Lawn
If the night is dark, I know the light. If the world seems to be pressing hard on my shoulders, I know the one who holds it the palm of His hand. When all seems wrong, I lean in and trust. I have a defender and He carries me. If I am His then what … Continue reading No Fear!
I hear his sweet voice from behind the door. A squeaky, tired, "mom", queuing me to come near quick. He stands in the middle of the bed looking at me with those tired eyes; bed-head pointing in each direction. I smile as he runs towards me. Wobbly feet carry him along, one resolve motivates his … Continue reading The Secret to Peace
Ear pressed to chestlisteningheartbeat consumingin moments known as "now"all fades to dimbut the light of this spacethe light of eyesshining brightly with lovemovedbreathing you insweet caress of hands lost in skinin moments of you and medrifting to dreamsnestled safe in armslove reminding me that we are oneunion of souls in covenantforever combinedforever committedforever oneI'll never … Continue reading The Beauty of Commitment
Perhaps I'm easily excitable. Perhaps I am always searching. Perhaps the promise of hope makes my heart beat wildly. Perhaps... I utter simple prayers each day that God would take my selfish heart and expand it outward. I pray that I would truly love others and that maybe I could connect with another human in … Continue reading Discovering Why
Hello all! My church family has decided to release some original music we've produced. I invite you to check out this link and download our latest project. Hope you enjoy!http://restorationmusic.bandcamp.com/album/restoration-worship
What does it mean to be modest? The dictionary defines it as "behavior, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency." Churches have defined it based on 1 Timothy 2:9-10, "in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls … Continue reading Does Modesty Matter?