Like Clay

Near our home is a wide creek, and along its shores, under the rocks and around the dirt, lay clay. It’s a little difficult to dig out of the earth with bare hands but unlike the dirt and sand nearby it doesn’t crumble or fall through your fingers. It sticks together, building, growing, and becoming... Continue Reading →

When Trials Come

I know it's hard right now, I know the attacks are relentless. I know it seems like the trouble and the pain are never going to end. It may seem, by sight, that God is distant; that he has turned his back on you in this difficult season. But what seems to be true isn't... Continue Reading →

Wanting More

Sometimes what you think you want and need is not at all what you want and need. Ten months ago we moved into what we thought would be a forever home; a beautiful log cabin with amazing views of the countryside. But four months ago God started stirring in our hearts that our time here... Continue Reading →

Faith Over Fear

I don't think anyone has ever said that walking by faith is easy. We like control, and we like to know how it's going to go. Faith throws all of that out the window. God doesn't necessarily show us the end, just little glimpses along the way to keep us moving forward. And when we... Continue Reading →

A Good Way to Begin October

I had another encounter with God this morning. I woke up in a fog like fear. Upon waking, it descended upon me ever so lightly. I went to make coffee and an old song came into my head. As I sang it's lyrics, my fear was replaced with joy. In chapter 3, verse 17, of... Continue Reading →

You Are…

When you look at yourself what do you see... Is it good, or true, do these thoughts about you bring you peace... Because who you are isn't always what your eyes and mind tell. You see, created in God's image, you are a wonderful piece of art, inside and out you are beautiful. I'm over... Continue Reading →

Going into the Unknown with Hope

It's 5:13 a.m. and I've been up for 2 hours already. I just checked the time for today's sunrise, I've never done that before, but I'm anxiously awaiting for dawn to appear (and a more appropriate time to wake everyone up with my loud coffee brewing). We left our home last night, and are waking... Continue Reading →

Reminder to Me

Sometimes our attempts at encouraging each other fail, and we need more than perfectly placed words on a page. Some days I find myself searching for encouragement, that perfect word or thought... but many times my seeking fails to lead me to what I am really longing for. Ultimately, I am looking for one thing...... Continue Reading →

My Best Friend

Honestly, I don't know how people do life without Jesus. Maybe I'm just weaker, or a bigger mess than those that seem to manage without God. Or maybe what I see isn't reality. Maybe people have a more difficult time than they let on. Quite possibly, it's a little bit of both.... I just wanted... Continue Reading →

Mending

As a society we are completely broken. Like a piece of shattered glass- racism, fear, division, injustice, lack of compassion, pride, ignorance, and selfish motives have left us...broken in our wrongness. My heart breaks. God does not look away from those that cry out to him; the oppressed, the needy, orphaned, widowed, trafficked, abused, wrongly... Continue Reading →

A Recipe and a Legacy

Sitting inside a wire basket on my kitchen counter are bananas I had brought home from the store last week. Their resemblance has changed though, no longer bright yellow and green, they now look like something you would find rotting inside a wastebasket, and if I hadn't known better that's where they would be going,... Continue Reading →

You Are Loved

In celebration of February 14th, the day dedicated to all things love, I decided to make heart shaped pancakes this morning. What I didn't expect was to see God in the midst of my breakfast plans. It's just like God though, to show up when we're not expecting him. After the first pancake was cooked,... Continue Reading →

Insecure and Unsure

Every morning for the past week, awakening in the dark I walk out of my room in the early morning hours and glance to the empty bedroom with two empty beds; each adorned with pink comforters. And immediately the questions come... With all but one home study in the bag and the anticipation of two... Continue Reading →

A Helpful Reminder From The Past…

Sitting here in the quiet of the morning, a light illuminates over my cup of coffee and I try this writing thing once again. It amazes me that all of a sudden I can’t find any words to put on these pages... And it looks like this is as far as I will get today,... Continue Reading →

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