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.
The Mountaintop and James Study
A glimpse into the next few months for the blog, and my perspective on the mountaintop post that's trending today.
My hope for this morning. And I'm not usually hopeful in the morning. 😉
Eve – ezer, not after thought
Often the message to women is that we only exist to complete men. Gods purposes are much greater than that!
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.
Power in Weakness
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.
The Daughters’ Inheritance – on Job’s daughters
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.
What do you do for Christmas?
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
A look at Philippians 4 to help focus us on true peace.
The SAD Days
A day in my seasonally affected life.
No more baby phase: part 2
I thought our family was complete. Does God intend more?
The Woman, Wisdom Proverbs 4:1-9
Wisdom is a Woman in proverbs. And so is folly. What does this mean for us?
No more baby season
Who knew it could be so hard?
Unforgivable, by Giosue Petrone
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 →
What is a Woman?
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 →
This is the last chapter of Hosea, and so full of hope! God is represented as dew and shadow for the budding spirit within us.
Another glimpse into Gods wrath against sin. We have a chance to hope in God, or turn on Him in our suffering. What will we chose?
Is my investment of time and energy (and stress) worth it? Some hope from Ecclesiasties.
Not from Hosea
Just a word of encouragement for those in the trenches.
A moment of pause
A simple praise from the 1600's to bring some perspective for my day.
Kind of a confusing chapter. When you dig in you can really see the beauty of Hope in God. Our strength leads us where we shouldn't go.
Summer Solstice …
Half way through year and what do you have to show? I'd wager, more than you know!
The Rose of Sharon
The Shulamite is a wonderful example of the romantic depth we can have as humans, and the beauty of Christ's passion for the church.
The focus of this chapter is the love of the Father for His children and the wieght of their sinful acts.
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.
Hosea is a book of warning of judgement of sin, yet throughout you see the message of hope that God has for all that would "break up the fallow ground".
Worship in the Word
I'm so excited to have this guest post from Kristen Carden on Worship. Our idea of worship can so often be skewed.
I guess this is what happens when you go on vacation. Even with the best of intentions you end up two days late on your posts!! So here it is. Chapter 8, two days late. As has been with Hosea the text is talking about judgement and retribution. But, as I have so far, I'm... Continue Reading →
A Peace of Spring
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 →
There are some really great analogies that point us in a good direction for our faith every day.
God continues to warn of judgement and prove His faithful passion for His people.
This chapter points to the different ways we encounter God. And, most importantly, how He wants us to come to Him.
A silly and sad attempt at poetry, I'm afraid. But from my heart none the less...
Lordship and Self Identity
Our identity is derived from the identity of God. John Frame is a helpful resource for God's Lordship and our identity.
Hosea: chapter 3
So, after the last chapter we are left with a little puzzle. How do we get from condemnation for unfaithfulness to wooing and healing of relationship? How do we get from Not My People, and No Mercy, to My People and My God? It seems like an abrupt leap. I would warent that it's intended... Continue Reading →
A short (and probably terrible) attempt at poetry.
Rejoicing in Gods sufficiency in Holy Week and his blessings to us to let us be a part of his work, now.
On life… True Womanhood?
A rumination on being a woman.
A right view of one of the primary characters of the book of Hosea.
Hosea: I will
Gods statement "I will" is the fist emphasis of Hosea.
Hosea and Gomer
Join me to study Hosea.
A Word on Life: The Depressed
Phillipians has some practicle words of advice while dealing with depression.
Hannah: Grace and favor
Hannah's love of God overflowed onto the destiny of her unborn child. May we remember this for our own little ones!