Gather Manna

This morning I felt lost in my bible study. No, not the kind of lost where I lose track of time. The kind of post where I keep looking at the time reading a passage for the second time and still not actually comprehending what I just read. I know you have these days too….

Quiet amid the fireworks 

We’ve had a quiet weekend with a short trip to a farmer’s market and a walk to the field where we let the dogs chase balls and catch frisbees. Lots of laundry, ridding the garden of June bugs, and watching movies has happened. We’ve heard fireworks but have not seen them. And I am content. …

Embracing Shadows

We are not made for the mountains, for sunrises, or for the other beautiful attractions in life- those are simply intended to be moments of inspiration. We are made for the valley and the ordinary things of life, and that is where we have to prove our stamina and strength. Oswald Chambers In case you…

Grace, Gift, or Joy?

As I read One Thousand Gifts, I’ve noticed the author uses grace, joy, and gift interchangeably. It’s a bit curious, but after reading the quote at the bottom of the post, I think you’ll understand how these three words are so closely knit. By the way, I love how Ann looks deep into the Greek meanings of…

Puny Perfection

Is there anyone who doesn’t like perfection in some way or another? It may not be that you desire a super organized office, your clothes folded a certain way, or that you require perfection of everyone around you. Maybe, like myself, you desire to have your life already figured out. Maybe you require perfection from…

Unwelcoming 

I have two dogs and a cat and a husband, and a job. My house is not as clean, or organized, or decorated, or as livable as I would like it to be.  I have tried cleaning schedules and calendars to know which day I vacuum and which days I mop and do laundry. It…

Awkward Auntie

It’s been a little over a week since I flew into town to spend time with my sister’s family for my youngest niece’s birthday party.  After I arrived, we stopped at Target for a few party and home supplies. While there I was left alone with my (almost) 2 year old niece during a restroom…

Blaring Restlessness

This morning as I sat down to my scheduled “Meeting with Jesus,” my mind ran over the list of things I wrote down last night that need to happen this week. No matter how many verses I read or additional resources I attempted to soak in, my concentration was just not there. My body was…

Worry changes nothing

Less than 12 hours ago I had decided that I would be content in my current circumstances until He has decided that my time is up. It’s sad how quickly anxiety can creep in even after making a resolve like that. I worry. My grandmother was a worrier. As much as I would like to blame…