Inaguaration Inspiration

No matter what side of the aisle you happen to fall on, this truth remains: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. -Psalm 33:12 As a Christian it is my responsibility to first and foremost uphold and promote the Lord’s precepts and commands. Secondly, as an American, I should uphold and promote the … Read more…

A Southern Winter

I really dislike winter — the season. (I have to clarify because my oldest child is named Winter. Her name was actually supposed to be Autumn, but her birthday is in February. My husband suggested the name Winter. At first, I wasn’t sure about it, but it grew on me, and I thought it would … Read more…

Love is Not Self-Seeking

31 Days of Marriage Guest Series: Love is Not Self-Seeking I am so excited to be participating in the 31 Days of Marriage Guest Series with Jordan Harrell. Read this thoughtful and helpful series and sign up for the 31 Days of Prayer for Your Marriage.   I roll over with a groan and silence … Read more…

New Year, New You?

I’m the worst at New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe you’re like me. I have high hopes and lofty aspirations on January 1. Then, slowly but surely, life gets in the way and my resolve fades. My resolutions are pushed down the to-do list until they drop all the way off. Part of the problem is that … Read more…

Perspective: What do you see?

I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. –Psalm 27:13 I saw this verse posted a couple of different times on New Year’s Day. The wording of it just struck me as soothing and hopeful, perfect for the new year. I opened my … Read more…

The Long Awaited Messiah

“This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he … Read more…

Because of Jesus

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. —G. F. Handel, Isaac Watts This classic Christmas carol majestically heralds the birth of the Savior. To me it … Read more…

Unity in Christ

“We are your church, and we need your power in us.” ~Rend Collective, lyrics from “Build Your Kingdom Here” Sometimes it’s difficult to separate the concept of church from the idea of a building. But the church is not a building; the church is people. The early church didn’t have a designated building. Believers gathered … Read more…

Enjoying the Everyday Life

Since I began blogging in earnest a year and a half ago, I have been trying to do it the “right way.” I try to do all the “bloggy” things like have a social media “presence,” write fairly consistently, and have the active verb tagline. Sometimes it is a bit overwhelming. I just want to … Read more…

On My Bookshelf: Where Hope Prevails

I love historical fiction, I am a fan of When Calls the Heart on the Hallmark Channel, and I have read several books in the Canadian West series by Janette Oke. Therefore Where Hope Prevails, the third book in the Return to the Canadian West series, by Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan piqued my … Read more…

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