Joyous praise lifted as Jesus entered Jerusalem. Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” He (Jesus) replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out” (Luke 19:39-40). Jesus affirms for us here that all of creation praises Him. Rocks praising. People praising. Pharisees complaining, … Continue reading Beach in the Storms: Part 3 Seashells
For most of June and July, Jason and I talked about canceling this beach trip. Between Covid and the protests in Ocean City, MD, we did not want to do anything that would add stress considering one of the reasons we get away is to relax. By late July, Ocean City protests were over, and … Continue reading Beach in the Storms: Part 2
When I was a young believer reading the Bible for the first time cover to cover in a small group, a woman asked the preacher, “Is it because Julie is new that she is on fire?”. Honestly, I forget how he answered. I am here today to encourage you and correct that thinking. Passion for … Continue reading Passion for Christ, Yours and Mine
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?
In terms of morning routine, Braedon and Jackson have enjoyed an extended break. No alarms. No homework. No reason to get up at 6am. Over the past couple weeks, each boy began to sleep later and later. This mama noticed sleepy eyes as they walked with rigid limbs and shuffled their socked fee to the … Continue reading Time to Awaken
Welcome to all readers here, including a special hello to those who are new. For all of you who have prayed for my back, I am mending! Praise the Lord. Prayers are not to be taken lightly … ever. If you request a prayer from a kind, trusted soul, believe with your whole being your … Continue reading Thank-full Thoughts During the Pandemic
We as believers know Jesus suffered tremendously, punished as a criminal He wasn’t. In Hebrews, we get the sense all the suffering He endured was to get Him to the joy afterward: “… For the joy set before Him, He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of God. … Continue reading Where is Joy as We Walk to the Cross?
I don’t know when it happened. During my walk this morning, I noticed all but one leaf gone from this tree. Its barren branches took their place against the sky, alone with spaces of nothing in between. Fall begins by enticing us with deep, vibrant colors … only to fill us with chill. The temperature … Continue reading When Your Marriage Gets Quiet
Looking up at the trees I am in awe of His majesty Reminded of He who weaves a tapestry Of lives Yours, mine A divine intersection With His image His reflection Found in the never-ending Beauty No matter where we look We see the God-Man they deemed a crook For He is grace Evidenced all … Continue reading Seek and You Shall Find: A Poem