“‘“The Lord bless and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’” Numbers 6:24-26Friday afternoon my boys and I met some friends at the local pool. It was the first time I’d been to the pool all… Continue reading "Son-kissed"
Okay, so this is probably “cheating” in the blogger world, but once you read it you’ll understand why I had to post them. These are the lyrics to MercyMe’s new song, “The First Time”. (For those of you who may not know this about me, they are my MOST FAVORITE BAND of all time –… Continue reading The First Time
“He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103:12 I’d done it again. I’d opened my big mouth without using my “filter” and hurtful words spewed forth. I was embarrassed and ashamed. I know no man can control the tongue… but really? Again? Ugh. And that’s… Continue reading Loser
“Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as God forgave you.” Col 3:13 “Are you kidding me? There is no way I’m going to forgive her, not after what she did! She doesn’t care about me. She only cares about herself. She’s so selfish and self-absorbed. She… Continue reading The Drive
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10 Independence Day. The 4th of July. Fireworks, BBQs, potato-macaroni salads, Red-White-Blue desserts, friends, and family. There is something special about our nation’s birthday - it’s one of the few… Continue reading Freedom
”God, my shepherd! I don't need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.” Psalm 23:1-3 (The Message) How many times do I run myself ragged trying to… Continue reading Rest
“Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character hope.” Romans 5:3-4 “Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.” (from The Velveteen Rabbit… Continue reading Does it hurt?
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12“What is real?” asked the Rabbit… “Does it happen all at once like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”“It doesn’t… Continue reading What is real?
“Jesus replied, ‘The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” Mark… Continue reading That’s the Way Love Grows
“But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.”1 Cor. 12:18 I have never liked my feet. My pinkie toenail is too small and my second toe is longer than the first big toe. They just aren’t pretty. I always wanted to… Continue reading Pretty Little Toes