To My Daughter

Many years ago a mom and dad sat in a doctor’s office watching the heartbeat of their soon to be baby girl. Her tiny body seemed to be announcing, “I am here!”, like the town of Whoville with Horton. From the point of her announcement through modern technology, until this very moment, Victoria Louise has…

Giant Meatballs

This weekend is the weekend before the big day–the wedding.  This weekend has been filled with last-minute flower shopping, just the right earrings for her and her sisters, rehearsal dinner dresses, shoes, haircuts, and an “at home” spa night with classic wedding movies! …and a daddy who wanted to make Martha Stewart’s giant meatballs. Yuummmmmmmmmmm.  The…

People Get Ready

When all areas of your life categories collide into a beautiful reminder of how much God is faithful, you are reminded of things to come–heaven.  Heaven will be a place in which all our earthly treasures, endeavors, troubles, and sorrow will be gone in an instant. No more. Nothing but Jesus, and He is all…

Love

Thomas ‘a Kempis Jesus hath now many lovers of his heavenly kingdom, but few bearers of his cross.  He hath many desirous of comfort, but few of tribulation.  He findeth many companions of this table, but few of his abstinence.  All desire to rejoice with him, few are willing to endure anything for him, or…

Line Upon Line: May, 2012- May 9, 2015

Never underestimate the power of a moment. Awaiting my daughter’s graduation from Virginia Commonwealth University, our family sat directly in front of the those graduating with their doctorate in education. A woman my age stood up to walk the stage and her courageous and confident smile, as well as her hands raised in victory, moved…

The Curtain

Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place.  Exodus 26:33 Jesus and His radiance lives within you. We may feel disconnected, confused, or abandoned, but Jesus made a way for us.  His death and…

Mary’s Song to Jesus

You were conceived by the Spirit I carried you inside my womb They crucified you on the cross You left an empty tomb Blessed am I to be a part Of God’s great plan to save us all My heart is filled with so much joy As in His presence I am called My Jesus,…