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 →

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 →

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 →

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