In the Word – Deeper

Creating space was difficult, but like most aspects of life, needed to become a habit. Over the course of time I worked out what it meant to meet God daily. It was hard, necessary, and life giving. I found truth and peace as I was digging into my Bible each day. Hope was sprouting, maybe…

In the Word – The Beginning

When my youngest was an infant I was tired. Really, really tired. This exhaustion seeped into every aspect of my life from the most important to the mundane. Tired. One Sunday morning, where I was sitting through my only “me” time of the week, my pastor told the auditorium of worshipers, “If you are only…

Break My Heart

“Break my heart for what breaks yours.”* My hands were raised, my heart was open and moved – I was ready. I prayed these lyrics as they were sung, hoping God would answer me in a huge way. As in most instances, I was not prepared for the answer the Lord would give or how He…

A Soft Whisper

A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire….

Questions to Ask

It seemed like the very thing I promised myself became null and void. I gave myself permission to not stress about the holidays. I wasn’t going to run myself ragged, give task lists which exceeded my strength, or gnaw away on worry like it was chocolate. I wish it was chocolate. Yet, two weeks before…

Just In Case Faith

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to the king. “Nebuchadnezzar, we don’t need to give you an answer to this question.  If the God we serve exists, then he can rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and he can rescue us from the power of you, the king.  But even if he does not…

Hard Questions

What a summer!  I stepped away from writing as I felt God calling me to be more focused on my little people and husband…and the garden.  The amount of blessing poured out of my “truck patch” this season astounds me.  Plus, all three kids were able to partner with me in some way to take ownership over…

Catching Up

Summer is flying by!  Here is your update from the farm!   This sweet girl found her way to our house somehow. Whether dropped off or she ran away, we are now attempting to include her in our flock.  I’ve been giving her lots of garlic and attempting to restore her feathers with layer food…

A Typical Week…

Friends, there is a slow squeeze happening on my time.  So, this summer you will see what I am doing rather than read what is happening!  This week there were lots of planting, growing, and everyday beautiful!  Just the type of small moments God chooses to work in.

Busyness 

God had been attempting to get my attention for several years now.  Time, or lack of time, was the barrier in hearing from heaven.  I was racing by, onto the next project, event, or chore. “Busy is better,” was clearly my motto, and had been since high school.  I wanted to be in clubs, chase…

Even If

I stared at the empty chairs and wondered if I should just cancel the rest of the study.   I had known it would be a small group as spring sports and busy end of school year shedules were crunching time for many ladies.  Something inside whispered to keep going. Numbers were small, but this…

Difficult People

Some people get on my nerves. It feels so “un-Christian” to write those words or say them out loud.  There are those people who have a special gift for unnerving or creating an intense emotional response in us.  I struggle with individuals who require additional patience, gentleness, and care.  At times my solution is a…