Foster care and adoption are different things. Fostering to adopt is a real thing, and a myth, at the same time. When you foster, the focus is reunification.
We have been working through some tough stuff at our house. Bottom line, we need better boundaries with people we thought we could trust. By the grace of God around the time that this all came to a head I also heard that Esther Hosea had finished her book on biblical boundaries. I am friends... Continue Reading →
Truth, in purest form That soft touchless caress reaching from somewhere within my reach, and yet beyond What are your secrets of color of line your view on struggle your endurance in time What can I learn when you give me the vision see when you give me sight Too far? Too much? When the... Continue Reading →
There are issues like writers block, time constraints, or even "the cat knocked my coffee on the computer" dilemmas. These are my top 5.
A post on prayer. Through the worst of my struggle I have learned about the power to move the tallest mountains. The ones within myself.
I have felt like giving up on this writing thing since I don't know what to say in my trials. This is a start. A step one to understanding what I'm walking through.
A beautifully written article about Jobs daughters from Anne Mackie Morelli. Job gave his daughters a legacy much grander then simple economics and mere beauty. He sought to emulate his God and celebrate their innate worth.
There is scripture that speaks to how we celebrate the coming of the messiah. Could this relate to Christmas?
Perhaps it's the caffeine talking (I never drink coffee and did today) but I am ready to face the world today! Brace for JoyMonday's are overwhelming. Sometimes just life in general. Yet, today I have a word of encouragement for those of us who need it most. Trial and PeaceI'm in the middle of some... Continue Reading →
I'm feeling a little burned out over blogging everyday. I'm glad I committed to it though. It's exposed some of what I need to "lay aside" to "run the race" better. Hebrews 12:1
That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it... Continue Reading →
The Story A lovely African woman is cooking outside her home. It's mid afternoon and she calls after some children running by. She begins to tell us a little about her family, her ethnicity, and a piece of her life struggle. That's when you notice her movements are a little odd. She seems normal in... Continue Reading →
When you are wondering about if you are doing what you should be in life, we can look to scripture to keep us pointed in the direction of truth. I had written this post (and never actually posted it) some months ago and was very encouraged when I read it again. Hopefully it will bless your day as well!
This spoken word performance by Jackie Hill Perry is stunning! You should take the time today to listen to what she has to say about the identity of women. What is a Woman? It all comes back to God, and what He says we are. Praise Him!! Image from Genius with her music, which is... Continue Reading →
I like this old post from March and was wanting to reshare it today.
So, I have a lot inside me tonight. And I will write because if I don’t create I go mad. (Can I get an amen from anyone!?) And so, I ruminate here.
I have struggled recently, for the first time I must admit, with being a woman. I am faced with what might be considered a mid life crisis. (Although, I hope not being I’m barely 30. That doesn’t bode well for my longevity.) I am past the point of baring more children and all the difficulty that consumes your life along with that. And, thus, am looking into a future beyond these little years and wondering, “what will that look like?”
Average questions, right? These are things to ponder relevantly at most junctures. The difficulty is that as I have pressed into these questions, hoping to answer them with opportunities for growth and quality investment, I have met with…
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What a gorgeous morning! The sun poured in my windows and skylights like the beacon of a lighthouse with the honey glow that only the morning gives to it. I'm not normally a morning person, but when the sun greets me with its happiness after several long days of rain I feel ready to bounce... Continue Reading →
The struggle is real! I really want to spend more time in long form content and have some great topics, but I cannot seem to find the time! Summer is winding to a close and the school year is revving up. I don't have all the books I need year and really need to focus... Continue Reading →
Matthew 11:25-30 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.[g] 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one... Continue Reading →
I love old books! One of the things I look forward to is passing them on to the next generation, chock full of their knowledge...
I'm fortunate to have experiences that lend themselves to understanding this time we live in and the social justice frameworks that are being laid out. I hope that this can be the beginning of an ongoing conversatioon about the importance of perspective in racial and cultural issues.
I feel odd not having posted again until this. I have been hard core wrestling with the developments in the SBC and how that relates to women in the church. I promise, I will have something new soon. I really need to greave right now over what it means to be a woman in the... Continue Reading →
My post for today is actually over at Barefoot in a Holler. You should check it out! Spiritual Calling Calling is more than desires. It's all the little things....
I'm so excited to have this guest post from Kristen Carden on Worship. Our idea of worship can so often be skewed.
Family Vacation I used to have this anticipation of relaxation. That my husband would take the kids some mornings, and we could have fast food, or convenience food at least. Fairly quickly I learned to live without this dream. Vacations with children are not relaxing. I end up doing more work and getting less sleep... Continue Reading →
The sounds of the spring evenings are a musical minagere of spring peepers, whiporwhil, and crickets. The air is slightly chilled. No Bugs! And the heavy scent of apple blossoms is all encompassing. I love spring! It's been so long in coming this year. The year winter would not end. I find myself counting the... Continue Reading →
Why do we make such rigid rules for things like being in God's word? Are we comfortable thinking outside the box?
This chapter points to the different ways we encounter God. And, most importantly, how He wants us to come to Him.
Our identity is derived from the identity of God. John Frame is a helpful resource for God's Lordship and our identity.
I had a strange conversation about abortion lately. Why do we need to have certain freedoms that make us less free?
Living convictedly is a challenge in all areas of life. Daniel 1 has some helpful insights into what we eat and drink.
Hosea's prophecy if a beautiful moving masterpiece of prophetic symbolism. The passion of redemption in chapter two cannot be overlooked.
Come on tell me your favorite! I just saw this on another blog and what a great way to expand you knowledge of what God does through His word. So tell me, what are your favorite passages!
Rejoicing in Gods sufficiency in Holy Week and his blessings to us to let us be a part of his work, now.
Gods statement "I will" is the fist emphasis of Hosea.
In Genesis we read about Leah and her struggle with a loveless life.
Tips for facing burn out!