Give us THIS day

This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it!  Psalm 118:24 I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. Song of Solomon 2:1 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his…

Mint Jelly

Today was a beautiful day of cutting the grass (yes it takes us two days) and trimming branches.  My husband asked me to “tend to the mint”–he seriously sounded like Pa on Little House on the Prairie.  I smiled.  What to do with so much mint? Prep: 15 min. + standing Process: 10 min. Yield: 88…

As the deer…

Shortly after writing the post, “Wholehearted Parenting” my teenager and husband joined me in the living room for a morning chat before the busy day of VBS and cutting grass. Looking out the window, for the first time, we saw a mommy and baby deer in our front yard!  God you are faithful to confirm…

Wholehearted Parenting

Brene’ Brown in Daring Greatly shared advice that she received years ago and has wholeheartedly applied to her parenting. …a beautiful thing about the messages that we get about who we are is when a child first walks into a room…..It’s interesting to watch what happens when a child walks into a room.  Does your face light…

Connecting and Worshiping a Faithful God

Past and present are intertwined and the future held by God alone.  All time is in His hands! Finding my way to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, I look to the left and see my past.  Parking in the deck and meandering to my little table to worship, reflect, and create, I sense my future–prayers…

Jesus and Women

Jesus had such a special place in His heart for women. The woman condemned to die because of adultery was given grace and mercy by Jesus–He saved her physical and spiritual life.(John Chapter 8) In my doctoral studies I was deeply reminded in my cultural diversity class of the over-sexualization of adolescent girls and women….

Song to meditate on as you consider HE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU!

Tenth Avenue North-By Your side   Why are you striving these days Why are you trying to earn grace Why are you crying Let me lift up your face Just don’t turn away Why are you looking for love Why are you still searching as if I’m not enough To where will you go child…

He is always with you…

“I know the Lord is always with me.  I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.” Psalm 16:8 After reading Psalm 112 with my 9-year-old that proclaimed “I will not fear bad news but trust in the Lord!” this verse solidifies even more that God is always with us. He is with you in…

The Word of God is Power!

Continuing in our family Bible study time last night after some yummy peach cobbler, we found beautiful treasures in God’s Word! I hope you will consider purchasing the CD and booklet for your family.  I love Sharon’s approach of detail in God’s Word, personal examples, and to the point.  My children were captivated by the…