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Browsing Tag: Devotion

Between My House and My Mailbox

Every day at about 1:30 pm I step outside my front door, walk over the dirty baseball cleats on my porch, and navigate myself through the landscaped jungle to my mailbox. My big kids are either outside playing or watching a movie on a rainy day. My baby is still singing in her crib to keep herself from napping. With everyone occupied, I go to check the mail. On the sunny days I let…

When God Does the Work for You

Life has been a bit crazy busy lately. A good crazy, but it has left little time for “extracurricular” activities. To be honest, I have enjoyed the pace. The past few months have been productive, intentional, and fulfilling. Yet, last week I hit a wall. I was tired. Life gave me a breather, and I was thankful. Resting, sleeping, and hanging out with my crew at home has been my rhythm. I LOVE…

In with the Old…Kindness.

I know I am a bit late to the party, but is it too late to say Happy New Year?! I can not believe that it is 2016. Where are the years going? I LOVE the beginning of the year. It always feels like a new start of a great adventure and a new season. I love dreaming about what the year will behold. This year, I started daydreaming about all 365 days I have…

Heaven’s Opinion: An Appeal to Pray

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to…

Jumping Out into the Waves: Moments of Bravery

My absolute favorite place on the earth is the beach. When I stand on the warm sand and look out into the waves that sail across the earth as far as my little eyes can see, my heart becomes full with wonder, simplicity, and peace. The vastness of the ocean, the crisp smell of the saltwater, and even the scurrying sounds of kids building sandcastles around me have their way of bringing me into a…

“Get the Junk Out”…Busy Life, Busy Mind Detox

Every year at the beginning of summer, my husband allows me to take some time off and rest. It has now become a tradition that I am so grateful for. Let’s just say that I count down the days for quite some time. In all honesty, I look forward to these trips not because I want to escape anything. I am not looking to get away from my husband or kids; nor is…

Re-Writing or Embracing Our Story?

I can sigh a sigh of relief.  It is the end of a long day, a good day, but a long day. I am finally alone, in my quiet room, and doing what I love. It is crazy how much you realize how much you were made for something when the opportunity is taken and your heart begins to long. The past few months I have longed to write. What I wrote didn’t…

What is your Panacea?…(Do you know what that means?)

Panacea is my new word. Maybe you don’t have any idea what that word means. If that is you, don’t beat yourself up. I just learned the word last night while my husband was reading in his Graduate school book. It is always fun to learn a new word, and this one is a good one. We looked it up and the definition is as follows: A remedy for all ills…

Quiet. Be still. 

“Shhh. Quiet. Be still!,” says my heart to my mind.  Over and over I have been repeating this phrase to myself like a little curious child that will not stop talking. Do you ever talk to yourself? Hopefully I am not the only crazy one. One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 46:10,  “Be still and know that I am God.” Still and quiet moments have been a necessity in…

When spending time with Jesus is hard…getting my kids to sleep past 5am

The neighborhood is quiet. The sun is still hiding. The birds have not started chirping. Here I am sitting in my dark kitchen listening to my kids in the next room as they attempt to play quietly as I have asked. This morning was supposed to be my morning! I woke up bright and early excited for another day. I made my coffee and sat down ready to dive in the Word. About 5 minutes…