The Lord said to Samuel, “How long are you going to mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go. I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem because I have selected a king from his sons.”1 Samuel 16:1 Mourning is necessary for healing. But like anything else, too much… Continue reading How Long are You Going to Mourn?
How do you measure your life?
The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive. Proverbs 27:6 CSB I've been quiet this week with some people. Not so much with others. I'm aware. I'm processing something. What I've noticed all week long is how many friends I have and how much value they add… Continue reading Friends
What I wouldn't give for an
unplugged morning and
a long winding walk
with the squirrels for companions.
This is the start of my grandparents 70 year love story. So beautiful!
My life has been a long game of hide-and-seek with God. If you don't want to know my whole story, you should skip this blog. But if you want to find out why I love him so much, this is where you'll find out why.
I grew up hearing my parents say, "You have to separate the precious from worthless."
Stephanie was literally wearing her spaghetti sauce. I got looks from other patrons as spaghetti and sauce was everywhere, Stephanie was laughing like crazy about it, and Katie needed to "go", so I took their little hands and found the ladies' room.
While the crowd roars with laughter,
While elephants parade in
Bright blankets and bare skin,
I wait for the spotlight –
I ascend the rope ladder, silently,
My favorite book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. It's based on the Bible story of Hosea. The main character is a little girl named Angel who is abandoned, abused, and sold to a pimp at a very young age. When she's in her 20s, a farmer, Michael Hosea, answers a call from God to… Continue reading Redeeming Love