I only wanted to get a few things done in the garden before the kids started in on each other. I thought I would be witty and put them to work with me, but their attention span at two and three proved them ill-equipped for the monotonous task of weeding. I gathered materials for them to do a small activity and returned to plucking green patches of grass. The final squabble between my two toddlers sent me over the edge. After angrily gathering everything up and barking a lot of things at them I would regret later I sent them off to an early nap. Then the guilt settled in.....
Is this Abundant Life? Small plants in the garden peer at me through the window pleading for the stray weeds to be plucked so they might grow to their full potential. Interestingly enough the window is placed directly over the sink where the dishes of three little people and two bigger people linger endlessly begging… Continue reading Where is Joy in the Daily Grind?
Before I knew Jesus I was a slave to sin and generational curses in my family. My parents didn’t take us to church. I grew up very poor and was raised in a trailer park in Macon, Ga. I didn’t know that there was any other way to live except what I was being… Continue reading My Testimony
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied, 'You must love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind.' My fingers tapped across the screen rapidly as I responded to her message. I had been feeling this familiar unease creeping back in, and it led me to reach out to a friend.… Continue reading Loving God with Your Mind
We were slaves alright. Slaves to the master of our generation. Student loans. If you're already groaning and fussing under your breath, I get it. However, there is hope. So let me share with you the path to freedom. We knew immediately that we didn't want the stress of that debt looming over our marriage.… Continue reading So you want to be debt free?
Do you remember the story from grade school about the little boy who had the no good, rotten, stinking day? I was thinking about that after I had what seemed to be a really rotten day not too long ago. It all started at Target. Which is crazy right? Like what mom can have a… Continue reading It’s All Good.
It's a new year. Then new year brings this sense of a fresh start. Who doesn't love a fresh start? I'm a little early to the new year resolutions as I really made 2019 a year of personal growth. It began with an long, overdue overhaul to my health. Through that journey I gained a… Continue reading Priorities
Anyone find it peculiar that the first sin was something that Eve ate? Many of you probably know that in the last several months I've gotten serious about my physical health and well being. I'm also a believer and I'm realizing more and more each day how intertwined it all really is. I think as… Continue reading Faithful with a Little
I am so loud. I yell more often than I would like to admit. I yell to get my toddlers to get their act together. I yell to get my point across in a disagreement with my husband. I'm a yeller. Better yet I am a recovering yeller. Maybe you can relate? Maybe you have… Continue reading Still, Small Voice
I have felt the weight of weary. I have felt the weight of carrying on and marching forward even when I wanted to quit. Maybe that resonates with you this morning, and here is the encouragement I hope to offer you. It is okay to get tired. You are a human being. It is okay… Continue reading Weary Still Wins