“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) I’ve been spending a lot of time lately praying for […]

  Well, here I am again, after a long silence! I apologize for my lack of posting lately. Life has been incredibly crazy (and I only foresee it getting crazier as baby #2 joins our lives sometime in the next few weeks), and I have been longing to […]

Recently, I was visiting my mom, who read me the following quote from a devotion she has, written by the faithful Puritans of the past, and it really stuck out to me: “Your sins shall never provoke Christ to give you a bill of divorce.  They may provoke […]

This is less of a blog post today, and more of a musing…and a challenge… “Delight yourself in the Lord….” Delight.  It’s one of those words we can so easily skip over, mentally substituting it with “love” or a vague feeling of affection.  But we miss so much […]

  I don’t have a normal life.  In fact…my life is incredibly crazy.  I don’t usually like to write much about myself, but here’s just a little peek into our lives, as just a little bit of background for what I’ve been thinking about today. We travel a […]

It happened again this week – a childhood friend had enough of life, and ended his. It wasn’t the first time it has happened with those I have known. But it doesn’t get less painful, or less heartbreaking…and distance of friendship over time doesn’t change a thing. It’s […]

  This is a journal entry of mine…and I hope it is a blessing to you! It can be so easy for us to go through our lives, just trying to be people’s friends. Giving them a big smile and some cheery small-talk, and hoping it will change their lives…somehow. Hoping […]

Valentine’s Day.  That blissful time of year when all of your “non-single” friends get chocolate, and flowers, and romantic candlelight dates.  That dreaded time of year when you hide out under your covers, eat lots of chocolate (that you bought yourself), and avoid everything pink, red, or even […]

  Surrounded, it seems, on every side – The darkness presses in Grabbing with its wiry arms Enticing me to sin.   How can I stand against it When it leers from every store, From every window, every shelf, And lurks ’round every door?   Surrounded? Yes, but […]

  [If you are encouraged by this post, don’t forget to share it!! Easy share buttons at the end of the post below!] It happened again this morning. I got upset. My heart felt thin and cold…and I lost patience with my daughter, and those around me. It wasn’t […]