Let me set the stage for you. It was our third year living in Mexico and our children’s school was celebrating Grandparent’s Day. We were packed into a large auditorium with all the other multi-generations of family members. We had already sat through the 3 year old and 4 year old classes. Our cameras were charged, … [Read more…]
Soothing a Troubled Heart
How does one describe the voice of God? God speaks to us through His Word…a silent probing of the heart. He witnesses to us through His creation…as the heavens declare His majesty and the oceans resound with a steady applause. But what about the unexpected glimpses into God’s heart as He soothes a troubled soul … [Read more…]
What’s the Condition of Your Soil?
Spring has sprung and it’s planting season…ready, set, grow! It’s the one time of the year where we run “to” the dirt and not “from” the dirt, and Home Depot wins out over Home Goods! At our house, we get a little crazy with planting…like the one time the hubby made a run to the … [Read more…]
“They made the bronze basin and its bronze stand from the mirrors of the women who served…” Exodus 38:8 It doesn’t seem like much, but most of us women own a precious item often buried deep within the recesses of our pocketbooks. And often adorning our vanities and walls as decorative accessories. In our homes, … [Read more…]
Satisfaction. Everyone is searching for it. What does it look like? We try to find it in a lot of places: Spouses, children, jobs, money or material possessions, achievements, friends, sex, traveling, partying, even religion, and the list goes on. The reality is that God created those desires within us. Throughout Scripture we see mankind … [Read more…]
A few weeks ago, my husband and I traveled to North Africa with the Manuel’s and Brian Zimmerman. This week, my mom returned from her second jaunt to Haiti with the Long Hollow Women. Both trips were full of relationships. Both were challenging physically in their own ways. Both were wonderful trips. Both were heavy … [Read more…]
It’s not something you did that you can be proud of. Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives. ~Ephesians 2:9-10, NIV Everything about Haiti plays like a continuous loop from my head to heart. … [Read more…]
In-operative Words, Non-Working Hands
“In-operative words, non-working wands” (Matthew 12:36 TAB) “A man’s heart determines his speech” (Jesus…Matthew 12:34 TLB) “It’s not working Nana!” “Maybe it needs new batteries”…Words spoken by our two year old grandson. Such words of wisdom: recognition of a problem and a solution at the same time. Oh that we could be so quick to … [Read more…]
Guarding the Wellspring
Starting at a young age, our children are taught to celebrate their hearts. Our culture is full of references to the specialness of this part of us. It’s everywhere. And, I’m not just talking about things like the Valentine’s holiday, but the more subtle, “Do what makes you feel happy” expressions of our times. So, … [Read more…]
Empty Tomb, Whole Hearts.
“Thus says the Lord, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go. If only you had paid attention to My commandments! Then your well-being would have been like a river, and your righteousness like the waves … [Read more…]