Have you heard the call of the Heavenly Father as He asks you to join Him in prayer for the young ones? Maybe you are a Mom of a Prodigal yourself? I have walked that road, and I know the varying levels of pain and love that are felt inside of a … Continue reading Prodigal Mom
I must admit this has been a hard week for me with Jayber Crow. It's week 8 for the online study happening with Michele Morin, over at her site, Living Our Days. I so appreciate her hosting this group with lively discussion! But what do I do with a character who charms me with his … Continue reading Life, Life, and More Life
225,000 square feet. It seemed like an impossibly large building for only 2 people to care for. But that is just what was asked of us, barely married for 3 months, while my husband attended college. The caretaker/janitor's position opened up at the new church we had begun attending, and with youthful enthusiasm we jumped … Continue reading Who is Sufficient?
The hospital room was sterile and cold, a shivering place for a young teenager. My Mom had undergone a simple biopsy, but the time for Outpatient Procedures had not yet arrived in our 1970’s small town. So my Mom was awakening from the anesthesia and due to arrive back to her room at any time. … Continue reading A Mama’s Cry
When questions swirl hereFloat like hazy fog of mornWill my heart trust love?As I woke to a fog that covered everything in sight, I thought of the questions that faced me when this Rheumatoid Disease first struck. And I thought of the questions raised this week when Jayber decided that Seminary was not for him, … Continue reading Are Questions Allowed?
"And then an old woman I knew as Aunt Cordie gathered me up without asking and sat down in the rocking chair and held me and let me cry. She had on a coarse black sweater over a black dress that reached to her shoetops and a black hat with little white and blue flowers … Continue reading Revival
The mind has Corners and cranniesWhere hidden lieMemoriesThe heart wantsUncoveringFrom carryingThe burden Where can they meet?Heart and mindLike oil and waterRefuse to mix.Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.Hebrews 4:13 NIV A child sat on the side of the … Continue reading When Freedom Walks In
groundedhere in this sandquick sandit feelsdays run togetherwhen dutieslong stilledecho the hallschanging plansi follow thesunmete out mymomentsseeking afirmness wanting astrength ilose my clenchingfind what wasmissing seek what islosinglife laid downLORD of the moment heholds me beneathwhere groundshiftsi watch him plantseeds inmy feet standinggroundsand shiftingand life ishere bloomingwatered from wellspringing upHOLY GROUND “'Do not come any closer,' God said. 'Take … Continue reading Holy Ground
(In exchange for my review, the author provided this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising." All opinions are purely my own)"Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: 'God authorized and commanded me … Continue reading 52 Commands of Jesus for Children
The amethyst bloomson this Catmintin my gardenwere shining likebeautiful jewelsthis morning.And last night's versewas made all the morereal for me:The Lord their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock.They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown. Zechariah 9:16 NIVInto a week filled with both weariness and blessings, and an … Continue reading Jewels in His Hand