Sausage and Gravy with Drop Biscuits

  When I was in high school I enjoyed cooking.  A friend of the family purchased a Betty Crocker Cookbook for me to begin my cooking adventure! Marriage came in 1988, and the faithful cookbook of my teens made its way into our home.  This treasured book from my youth has travelled with us to Glouster, VA,…

Bittersweet: Vulnerability and Obedience

Bitterness made sweet.  Priscilla Shirer continues in her One in a Million book discussing emotional healing.  What happens when the unthinkable occurs and you can’t get control of your emotions?  What if a decision you’ve made, or a direction that God is leading you brings unbearable circumstances? The Israelites were dying of thirst.  Moses cried…

Power Ups: I bet you are doing them! Celebrate it!

Our society has placed emphasis on self-care and the consequences of compassion fatigue.  Our fast past, just do it, strive and stretch pace have caught up with us.  We attend workshops and read articles on how to better care for ourselves so we can reach our potential while helping and serving others.  The proverbial balance….

Freedom

God’s promises are like the promises from the Old Testament of “Milk AND honey”.   He promises us “spacious places” and “freedom in Christ”. If you find honey, eat just enough– too much of it, and you will vomit.  Proverbs 25:16 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your…

Thank you Parish

So sweet and loving to have a note from Proverbs 31 after writing my post.  God is good. Thank you girls for a yummy breakfast. Worshiping this morning the one who gave us our first breath! Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Matt Redman I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;    your works are wonderful,    I…

First Breath

Your first breath You came into this life– a beautiful soul knitted by the very hands of God in my womb You opened your eyes and searched for me “Here I am sweet girl.  We’ve waited in anticipation of this very moment!”  I am forever changed because God has entrusted me to be your mother….

Nurses Give Hope

God’s work in my heart yesterday was confirmed when I saw a beautiful lady out and about.  She came up behind me and gave me the biggest surprise hug.  And, it was a bear hug.  A hug that made me say, “Oh, lucky me!”  Our joy could not be contained even in a public place!…

God margin + yielding = God’s glory in your life

THE story. From Genesis to Revelation. “Let My people go, that they may serve Me.”  Exodus 8:1 God instructed Moses to tell this to Pharaoh repeatedly.  Pharaoh being the symbolism of the enemy who keeps us in slavery, and the deliverance from Egypt to the Promised Land, our journey from slavery to freedom in Christ…

Nurses! You Rock!

I remember when my singing, dancing, and acting daughter told me she wanted to be a nurse.  Here she was a Junior in a specialty school for the arts, and she went medical on me!  As she applied for colleges it was interesting to see her formulate essays based on her desire to be a…

Mentoring Moms: HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

On May 3, 2014 at Swift Creek Baptist Church, Victoria and I were given the opportunity to share in song and testimony on motherhood and mentoring. We had prayed for more opportunities to share Jesus’ love, and God provided through a work friend–Krista. The night was a time of laughter, joy, healing, and sharing.  The…