Planting and Promises

With our house on the market, my husband three months in to his new job, and relocation to Tennessee on the horizon, it seems silly to be planting spring bulbs this fall. Still, that is exactly what I did one beautiful, sunny day last week. We've been in this house 5 years. Almost every year... Continue Reading →


When the load feels heavy

There are seasons in life that feel carefree. Then there are others where I feel so weighted down. I tend to be a person who carries loads that are not mine to carry, whether they belong to someone else or whether they are to be carried by my Savior. Either way, the weight of the... Continue Reading →

Whisper of Hope, Expecting Great Things

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning, I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 For any parent who has raised a strong-willed child (look to my parents and my in-laws), there are days where the battle feels relentless and hopeless. Add to a strong-will things like high sensitivity, intelligence,... Continue Reading →

Without the Answers

Before I place a word down, I feel like I need the answers. I can sometimes vomit emotions and irrational thoughts and fears into my journal, but the perfectionist in me feels the need to find the solution before I can put the problem down in words. I am afraid of sounding negative, needy, desperate,... Continue Reading →

An Abundance of What?

I often slip into the life of warp-speed where everything we do has to be done fast because we have got a LOT to do, people! I'm never sure of when it was that I crossed the line from a schedule that is "full" to one that seems to be demanding my very life from me.  Life with... Continue Reading →

A Word on Suffering

Today I was listening to Christian radio and heard theses words by Oswald Chambers regarding suffering: {Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings. —1 Peter 4:13} "If you are going to be used by God, He will take you through a multitude of experiences that are not meant for you at all, they are meant... Continue Reading →

John Denver and the Holy Spirit

We went to a John Denver Tribute concert last night with some friends.  We obviously have awesome friends who would attend this show with us--as it turns out, besides one or two other couples, we were by FAR a generation younger than all the other attendees!  It was an enjoyable concert, as you would expect... Continue Reading →


What does it mean to be renewed?  To be made new?  To renew something....  Is it simply a fresh start?  To start again?  To begin where one left off?  Whatever it is, it's time for me to begin this blog again.  To start up where I left off or at least to just simply start... Continue Reading →

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