The scene was one of desperation. An illness that impeded upon everyday living.The pain was great and the desperation for a cure was even greater. They were looking for a miracle. They were hoping for relief from this heavy burden they must bear on a daily basis. Acts chapter five carries us to a setting… Continue reading Shadows of Healing
Think of your happiest moment. Are you picturing it in your mind? Perhaps it was the day you got that shiny, red bike you were dreaming about for months. Or maybe it was the day you shared your first kiss with the love of your life. Was it the moment you laid eyes on your… Continue reading The Sanctity of Surrender
This story begins with my daughter in a drainage pipe. Yes, you read that correctly. My six-year-old, coaxed by her ten-year-old sister, decided it a good idea to crawl through the drainage pipe at the end of our driveway. Barely small enough to fit, she and her sister got a flashlight, a rake, and a… Continue reading They Are Not Mine
In first grade, our art teacher gave us the project to make a gift for our parents out of clay. We were to form it into the shape we desired it to be and then she would place it in the very hot kiln to harden into pottery. Finishing touches were made to our gifts… Continue reading He Made It Again
I have lived in the South since 2007 and the one thing I have never understood was the love for sweet tea. I feel like I am risking life and limb here by even admitting this publicly, but I just don't comprehend why people make such a big deal about it. To base your restaurant… Continue reading Hot or Cold?
I had a sweet woman make a profound statement last week that I just could not get out of my head. The topic? Jesus having fear. I haven't been able to stop swirling it around in my brain. I keep bumping into it in my Bible, whether it's in church, family devotions, or my own… Continue reading Fear and Faith: How Do They Fit Together
It's always boggled my mind when I hear stories of great terror, despair, and anguish turn around to ones of peace, hope, and joy. Many know the story of Jim Elliot, how he was murdered for sharing the Gospel. His wife, Elizabeth, overcame this heartache of loss and went on to lead many to the… Continue reading Are You a Contradiction?
I'm a purger at heart. I love being able to get rid of the old and bring in the new. But with that comes my ability, at times, to be wasteful and not see the value in things. My husband is a master at this. We have gelato containers that I would have thrown out,… Continue reading Faith’s Container
Life is funny. I suppose funny is the wrong word. Fascinating may be more accurate. There's first breaths taken and last breaths taken all in one moment. I remember being 10 weeks pregnant with Molly and going home for my Grandfather's funeral. I was hesitant telling family during this sad time. But my Mom knew… Continue reading Beauty Among Ashes
There was a time when I would have never said it, but would have believed it deep down in my heart, that God doesn't really hear all my prayers. It's true. I walked around believing a few things. One was that my life was so insignificant, why would He even care to know all the tiny… Continue reading Worth Listening to