Welcome my friend Terri Webster! I met Terri during a divine dinner at a writer's conference last year. It is such a gift from God to connect with other writers who have hearts for His Kingdom. Bio: Terri wrote "Markers for Single Moms: Finding God's Direction in the Chaos," available on Amazon. She wrote and … Continue reading I Said, YES!
Welcome here! Make yourself at home, peeking around and starting conversation if your heart leads. Overall, this post is a chronicle of blessings during a stressful day. For many years, I did not know what a blessing was. Without hope, it is hard to see those things that fall smack in our laps from heaven. … Continue reading Waiting Amidst the Medical Unknowns: Biopsy Blessings
Welcome Back! Today marks the beginning of our monthly guest posts to celebrate the Year of Story. I have the privilege of introducing my friend Mara Clements, a caring leader of women at MOPS and another group called Table. Her journey of freedom in the Lord is her blessing for us today: Bio: Mara’s passion is … Continue reading It is for Freedom
Welcome! As promised, our year of the story will kick off next Tuesday with a guest post. For today, another poem. There have been more police deaths this week, which weighs on my heart as children and spouses have suffered permanent losses. In my own home, we are continuing on our journey with health-related issues. … Continue reading Extra Grace for the Weary Mind
Dear Kind Souls, First, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here, being present. As the writer, it helps to know there are actual people reading the words that sometimes come from hard places. Your witness and comments are encouraging to me. Led by God to write … Continue reading A Letter to My Readers
Was that the reindeer hooves clicking on the rooftop? Did I hear wrapping paper shuffle under the tree? That bell…I know that was from his sleigh! I wanted to believe with my whole heart that Santa was real. He was hope and light. He always had a smile and gifts for all children, which meant … Continue reading The Christmas Child in All of Us, 3 of 3
Have you ever wanted to do something crazy but stopped yourself due to self-consciousness, that infamous What will others think of me? I should qualify crazy with physically safe for all involved. I recall our Braedon who is now twelve. When I brought him to meet his kindergarten teacher before the school year began, he … Continue reading The Christmas Child in All of Us, 2 of 3
Have you ever gone on a sleigh ride? Wouldn’t it be fun????? I am talking about Santa at the helm, his eight lively reindeer pulling on the reigns, me squeezing in the back amidst all the world’s gifts and soaring through the stars in the sky. A ride fueled by pure magic… This sleigh (photo … Continue reading The Christmas Child in All of Us, 1 of 3
Aiming my arrow at the center of perfection, I told myself lie upon lie. • You need to be thin to be attractive • You should work hard to be the best • You should be helping everyone that needs help • If they saw your weakness, they wouldn’t like you Can you see the … Continue reading Do You Expect a Perfect Body?
Deceivingly creative with his strongholds, Satan seeks to grind holy seeds of faith into dust. • Over your mouth, he ties a gag, so that you may not speak the Lord’s name. • Over your ears, satan covers them so you may not hear any of the blessings, encouragement and grace given by Him through … Continue reading Satan’s Gag Order