Within the past ten days … Braedon discovered a nest where two babies lived, waiting for their parents to feed them~Braedon, Jackson and I visited often to hear their squeaky chirps and spy their necks straining upward, as if they knew there was more in the world besides dinner: While Jason and I sat out … Continue reading New Life: Part 1
Here in PA, we are expected to hover in the high 90’s all week. In this region, that temperature comes with a damp, rank humidity. On a walk yesterday morning at 8:30am, taking deep breaths seemed counterproductive. I observed birds, sluggishly flying as if their wings absorbed the moisture in the air. You can imagine … Continue reading In This Heat, Plant Your Feet
“If you hang out with chickens, you’re going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you’re going to fly.” (Steve Maraboli from Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience) Seems to me there’s a whole lotta clucking going on. Facebook and news reporters continue to spew their own spin on social … Continue reading This is the Way, Walk in It
We have all been there. We have gripped our knuckles tightly around that thing in our life that is unpredictable. Could be your budget, could be the safety of your loved ones, could be your job, could be the salvation of someone close to you, or it could be the growing family of groundhogs digging … Continue reading When We Think Our Strength is Enough
The world, that which is ruled by the enemy for a limited time only, is operating on extremes. The lines between death and life, just and unjust, between followers of Jesus and those casual about Jesus … the lines are blurred. Evil fires are burning, evil darts are flying, evil is seeking souls. When my … Continue reading Marriage: Supporting Each Other When the World is Chaotic
Paul says, “In your anger, do not sin.” (Ephesians 4:26). You can breathe a huge sigh of relief. God knows we will get angry. God created our hearts to love our children fiercely. Don’t threaten our babies, or Mama Bear is likely to growl. God created us to love our spouses selflessly, as Jesus loves … Continue reading How do we allow anger and not sin?
Some of us post prayers on social media, on blogs 🙂 … or go into war rooms, private places to cry out. … or sing as we pray. … or lift up names because He knows the need. Some of us skimp on prayer, knowing He reads our hearts. Some of us turn to friends, … Continue reading Praying Like There is no Tomorrow
If I am honest, I don’t know where to start. Any words falling out of my mouth are not lovely or noble or praiseworthy. In silence, my heart has shouted against the corrupt police officer whose evil pride murdered a man. In our country, the color blue signifies law enforcement. Blue is now blood-stained and … Continue reading When Your Broken Heart Still Praises
When Jason and I were first married, we drove from Biloxi, MS. to Huntingdon, PA for our holiday vacation. Several hours there and back … my legs quivered like I had been tased or hit by lightening. Tingly, crawly … no matter how I tried to rest or walk it out, the sensation would not … Continue reading Are You Restless?
I awoke again the other morning with sweat-drenched pajamas. Could it be too many blankets (I looove my two soft Christmas blankets)? Could it be mid-life hot flashes in my sleep? Here’s the thing … I did not wake up during the night when this sweat-fest was going on. When I opened my eyes to … Continue reading Do You Believe the Impossible?