HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM

mom

I miss her. More than I ever thought. My mother, my best friend, my rock, passed away on New Year’s Eve 2010. It was sudden, and totally unexpected. I still keep looking at her chair, now a few weeks later, wondering why she isn’t sitting there. She was my best cheerleader, and when I was… [read more]

Desperate-review

In this book, Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson begin each chapter by sharing correspondence that went on between them.  Sarah was overwhelmed with three little children, and Sally came alongside her, mentoring and encouraging her.  They then go on to share experiences in motherhood and how they found peace during difficult times. Well, I have… [read more]

It’s been a year

grandparents

I still remember it like it was just this morning… I had Bible study at my house, and all the girls had just begun to gather and fix their coffee and tea to drink. Bekah was late, “as usual” and we were waiting for her to get settled. Karl had run into work to fix… [read more]

Ignorance truly IS bliss

If you’re anything like me, you try and keep up with all that’s going on in the world. I mean, that’s the smart thing to do, right? Until you get so inundated with information, that it’s a misery to you. And that is what has become of me. All the info that I see on… [read more]

Common English Bible-a bit of history

What is the CEB? The Common English Bible is not simply a revision or update of an existing translation. It is a bold new translation designed to meet the needs of Christians as they work to build a strong and meaningful relationship with God through Jesus Christ. A key goal of the translation team is… [read more]

You say Tomato, I say Peach

Once there was two seeds; a tomato seed and a peach tree seed. Both of them were small, yet eager to be what they were created to be. They were planted in a greenhouse next to each other, and became fast friends. Time flew by, and each one was ready to be planted into the… [read more]

Welcome Home

Take, me, make me All You want me to be That’s all I’m asking, all I’m asking Welcome to this heart of mine I’ve buried under prideful vines Grown to hide the mess I’ve made Inside of me Come decorate, Lord Open up the creaking door And walk upon the dusty floor Scrape away the… [read more]

The Dream and The Rock

One night, a man had a dream.  In his dream, he saw a 2 ton boulder sitting in front of him.  Just behind that boulder, there was a large hill.  The man stood before this boulder, realizing that it represented all his worries, cares, and trials.  The Lord then said to the man, Check me… [read more]

Pressing into Thin Places-review”

Margaret Harrell Wills book, Pressing Into Thin Places, is a book full of stories, encouraging poems, and Scripture that strives to show the heart of God.  With each page, you are encouraged to seek, press in, and really reach to KNOW who the Lord is and the heart and love He has toward you.  With… [read more]

Revise Us Again- review

Frank Viola, will you please stay outta my head?   It never seems to fail.  Just when I have so many doubts, questions, fears, and worries about what my faith truly is, and how I should be living it, Mr. Viola is inspired to send out another book that helps answer those questions and quell… [read more]