Grateful and (a little) Stressed

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  Romans 15:13 This morning barking dogs disturbed my semi-peaceful slumber…at 4:15 am.  Sometimes I wonder why sleep remains so elusive for me. I found myself asking God,… Continue reading Grateful and (a little) Stressed

This Place at This Time

I was shuffling through my bookcase – reorganizing and deciding which books I’d like to keep and which books I’d like to donate – when I found a book that a friend had written and sent to me a few years ago.  It’s called “Walks with Rich” by C.W. Hambleton.  I opened up to the… Continue reading This Place at This Time

Are You More than Just Living?

I’ve been studying 1 John this past week.  There are a lot of verses that grab me in that little book.  And there are a lot of verses I want to grab hold of too.   God has used those words to convict, confirm, and mostly comfort me this past week. My study has brought… Continue reading Are You More than Just Living?

Somebody Save Me Please

What if this life is about more than surviving?  Have you ever heard that saying about thriving instead of just surviving?  I don’t know what I think about that quote right now. What is thriving anyway? Is that even possible? I don’t use the word thrive very often…I don’t even use the word survive very… Continue reading Somebody Save Me Please

Whatever It Takes

I’ve become a late-night person…through no design of my own. I desperately need more hours in the day…more days in the week…and more sleep in my bed. Last night as I lay my head down on my crazy configuration of multiple fluffy pillows, I began to pray for friends and family, for my children and… Continue reading Whatever It Takes

A Moment of Still

A long wooden farm table, enough to seat a quiverful and some friends, tea in the cup my oldest daughter chose for me while at the beach with friends, a highlighted, underlined and well-loved Bible open before me, and quiet…my perfect morning. God has blessed me this morning with this beautiful moment of still. A… Continue reading A Moment of Still

Spaghetti Girl

My quiet time is happening rather late in the day, but I’m so very thankful for it whenever it happens. Last night I was blessed to spend time with all 5 of my children to celebrate Peter’s 14th birthday!  My oldest drove down to spend the evening with us.  It was so nice to have… Continue reading Spaghetti Girl

Day 5 – What Will the Neighbors Think?

I have often joked that wherever we go, we are kind of like the Beverly Hillbillies.  I should just blare that music from our car when we enter the neighborhood. I’m looking for a house right now.  I think maybe we should move out into the country! We are loud and busy and just a… Continue reading Day 5 – What Will the Neighbors Think?

It’s Monday…A good time to rejoice

Day 2 (woohoo!) Last night I attended a Bible study on Deuteronomy – I’m loving that book!  I wouldn’t have ever thought that I could get so much out of that book – but Jesus is everywhere in Scripture!  It is such a cool thing to seek and find Him! Last night we talked about… Continue reading It’s Monday…A good time to rejoice