Peeling Back Pride

Walking through breast cancer I deeply and passionately longed for one thing, to prove faithful to God in this. I promised to be true to every emotion, not to ever remain in a dark or difficult emotion but to embrace it, work through it and move forward with Christ at the center of it all. …

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Cast Your Care

Exhausted, longing mom of three Knows He loves them more than she. Raising single, unnatural indeed No Godly man for them to heed. Her Father knows the seeds she's sewn With sisters, friends, church.. not alone. Imperfections He does not record or measure But by His grace and blood they weather. Grateful to our Lord …

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Arms Wide Open

Flooding my mind this morning is a memory from years past. It was a Sunday at Celebration Church at the Anderson Mill campus and they needed help with the little ones. My dear friend Pamela was the lead teacher in that room. She had the children sit cross-cross, quietly for prayer time. Being a good …

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Grateful …

Grateful for a day of purging. I haven't been well enough in recent months, and if I may be completely honest, I think it's actually been many years of difficulty that found me procrastinating and pushing things aside. " I will do it later." "I just don't have the energy or the heart." Two divorces, …

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I Don’t Pray For Patience Anymore …

I don't pray for patience anymore. I haven't for many, many years. By God's grace I have developed great patience in a lot (not all) of circumstances. Recently I have been getting compliments from customer service agents thanking me for my patience, being friendly, understanding, and having a calm attitude. The inflection in their voice …

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Abundance

Words escape me in describing the abundance of our Lord over the last seven months and especially the last seven days. Some might think Christmas 2014 was ruined when I had to tell my boys a week before Christmas I had breast cancer. As I reflect back on all God has done in these short …

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More Precious Than Rubies

Pitch black, struggling to move in a depth that must be 90 to 120 miles beneath the surface of the earth. Surrounded by insurmountable pressure, at least 650,000 pounds per square inch. The temperature, an intense 1700 Fahrenheit or hotter. Trusting in the Lord’s perfect plan, perseverance, moment by moment until one day the earth …

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