Happy Resurrection Sunday!

The stations of the cross at Ivy Memorial Methodist Church– What a wonderful way to start Good Friday–remembering the Passover, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Cross, The Tomb…… Saturday morning we made Resurrection rolls and before we cooked them we each confessed what we wanted buried and gone so that on Resurrection Sunday we could experience new…

God is Speaking….

Closing down my laptop, I heard a song on my Iphone called Beloved AFTER writing the blog post, Dance with Me.  I’m in a public place holding back tears and rejoicing.  I can’t put into words the mystery of a man and woman in marriage.  If you hold on long enough and work through it…

Dance With Me

When I was a baby in my mother and father’s arms they danced me to sleep As I grew I would dance in swirly dresses and watch them spin–one day I would be a princess I would dance with friends at slumber parties, dances at schools, dreams of dancing with a boy who thought me…

4 Days

If you were able to catch some of The Bible movie last night you would have seen the story of Lazarus.  I love to see Bible stories on the television!  I can picture myself there and try to capture the moment and all that it brings.  I’ve always been struck by the fact that Lazarus was…

Men are Waffles; Women are Spaghetti

There is a great book out there for marriage called, Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti. Men see things in compartments and have the ability to hyper-focus on one thing, while women can be like spaghetti and work on many things with all of it intertwined and connecting.  Women go to work and…

Little bits of love and confirmation…

A reader posted an awesome verse on the post Invade 2 Corinthians 7:1 New International Version (NIV) 7 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. What an awesome verse!  Thank you! Also, the back of a daily book I’m reading…

Validation

I don’t know how God knows and how He does it–all of us with idiosyncrasies going on and yet He speaks to them?  In my Jesus Calling book today the devotional proclaimed that God knows us best and knows our thoughts, longings, and sees us through the eyes of grace. I knew this but the timing of…

Abe, Measuring Sticks, and a Challenge!

“We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.” (Abraham Lincoln) A yardstick is useful when measuring a floor for your new rug.  One inch off and you could have a problem.  My husband is excellent at eyeballing a room and estimating cost and materials.  It’s like he has this…

Awaken!

Our salvation….. Dr. Jeremiah shared a sermon this morning on Peter’s words of encouragement to us.  Peter shares from the Bible that we should “cause our minds to remember”.  Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me and often”.  As Christians communion time is a time of remembering, searching our soul and asking for forgiveness, making things…

No Categories….Only God’s People

One by one they came to share their story–each individual from a different culture, gender, and age category.  I don’t know why she made me cry tears of joy.  Her Muslim heritage and a father who wouldn’t talk to her, compelled me to count the cost for her and the tears came –I welcomed them….

Perseverance

Perseverance means you don’t quit too soon. Run the race! Walk on water! Ride the wave!

Miracles IN the storm

I wish I could remember the worship song on K-Love this morning that was talking about Jesus walking on the water in the midst of a storm.  Through the artist’s words the Spirit shared a truth with my heart.  A miracle happens IN the midst of the storm.  A storm, a conflict, a challenge, an…