Hungry Feeders…..

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Have you ever cut down a tree or shrub and had to deal with the shoots that sprout up all over the place afterward? They are persistent, hard to kill, fast growing and eager to help the tree survive whatever devastating event just took place. They do not whine and complain or wilt when they…(Read More)

Up To My Elbows

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Our dishwasher can be a bit finicky. There are seasons it works just fine, seasons it doesn’t work at all, and seasons it tends to melt the now-clean plastic dishes on the upper-rack. Right now, we’re in a season of having it not work at all and it’s just simply…(Read More)

The Sweet Things of God

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Autumn is my favorite season of the year! There is so much going on and to look forward to. And now, the Fall Feasts are upon us! My background is definitely not Jewish, but I did marry a man of Jewish lineage. In researching many of the most important celebrations of the Jewish/Messianic heritage…(Read More)

Driving home today, my mind was caught up in the whirlwind of different, yet MAJOR, life decisions we are in the midst of facing. Should we do this, or do that? What are the pros and cons each way? If we did this, then what would happen? And so the whirlwind spun and spun. Then…(Read More)

We were out of town, away from our kids, when my husband jolted up in bed and said he needed to get to the hospital.┬áHis weird chest pains weren’t something either one of us would take lightly. My mind was already foggy, with it being 5:30 in the morning, but somehow, I…(Read More)

The Long, Hard Road…

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Have you ever felt as if you had given this journey we are on, all that you had? Have you asked the question, “How long is this season going to last?” Or have you found your self justifying a less than stellar effort? I know I have, but I rarely hear of anyone talking about…(Read More)

This Girly-Mama

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Steve and I were beyond thrilled to find out we were expecting our first child about six years ago. We decided to go the surprise-route and not find out the sex of the baby. Now, I’ve always been more of a girly-girl. I have one sister and we never did the tomboy…(Read More)

The Expendables?

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With the new Expendables 2 movie out, I felt God prompting┬áme tonight to ask the question, “Are you expendable?” Do you feel used, abused, worthless, unappreciated, helpless, hopeless, devalued, unloved, exposed, fearful, derailed from your purpose? This could be at work, at home, at church, with your friends and family, or with your so…(Read More)

I grew up in the church. So I thought I knew the formula – I thought I knew what to expect. But I was in for a huge surprise. Studying abroad for a month sounded like a fabulous way to earn 6 credit hours the summer before my senior year of college. So, leaving Steve,…(Read More)

God, the great I AM, declares that I am now found. I am no longer lost, but many are and it is on me to to be a Proverbs 31 man. To “Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand…(Read More)

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