We all need people! Loved ones, friends, piers, even those we disagree with, mentors near and far, and those that we influence. Our family didn’t toast glasses of sparkling cider at midnight like usual this New Year’s Eve. I love traditions like this as they somehow connect us to the past, present and future all
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Loving people we disagree with isn’t easy, and yet, I feel God convicting my own heart all over again. God calls us to love others and live unoffended, and not give others control over our emotions or how we live out our future. Learning to love others well, when it’s hard, is God’s best for
Friends show up as strangers, it’s up to us to make friendships. Forever friends keep showing up in all the seasons of our lives. Sitting in the quietness of my friend’s finished basement with a pumpkin spice coffee, is a huge gift to my heart. Her guest room is welcoming and a familiar place like
Who couldn’t use more LOVE and less of everything else in their life? I don’t know when this dream started in my heart as a young girl. I had envisioned my grandfather, a minister, praying over my future husband and I on our wedding day, for as long as I could remember. Fast forward to
The first year or two we lived in Mississippi I pretty much skipped my favorite season, fall. I was waiting for the cool crisp, sunny weather to arrive before I decorated, or dressed for the season. Shorter days came, school was in full swing and others put out their fall decor.I waited. It was a
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Irrational fears may be silly, or embarrassing, but y’all they are for real. I know they are no joke because of how many times I find myself angsting over or paralyzed by one. I bet you’ve experienced this in one way or another in your life too. The first and only job I was ever
Nothing prepares us for lightning strikes stripping the bark off of trees during storms or seasons of life where it’s hard to focus, as our life takes on new shapes and forms we’ve never seen. Maybe we have less time, or too much time. We may find ourselves pivoting from the path we’ve known. A
I sat in my grandfather’s lap and easily convinced him to get hearing aids when no one else could. Not my mom (his middle daughter), or my grandmother. They may have tilled the ground, and prepared the soil of his heart and mind. But, it was his brown haired, brown eyed persuasive granddaughter, who had
It’s easy to let things go and get stuck in a rut like the groves on a spinning record. We live in Mississippi and because of the “Yazoo Clay” or shifting soil the foundation of homes slightly move over time. This can cause cracks in the walls, and doors that no longer close with ease.
If I don’t write things down, I will often forget. Whether it’s what I need at Walmart, the things I need to accomplish at work, or the bill that needs to be paid by tomorrow. It’s easy, right? We have so much happening in our lives that keeping track of it all can be challenging.
It’s so quiet and yet noisy all at the same time. Traffic is charged up on the internet roadways, while diminishing on our physical highways for a time. Some of us get vocal trying to find our way. Others of us pull back, and observe, while looking for firm footing to stand on, as we
We all go there. One thing happens. Then something else happens. The underlying drama in our lives begins to surface. Our prayers feel like they are hitting up against a brick wall. Then… That thing your husband did not do the “right way,” turns your mood south. Your kids fussing with one another adds to the
Our family lived in Colorado for three years at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Within a few months of moving there, our first major snow storm came in early October, the 5th of the month to be exact. The snow storms continued coming on and off through May of the following year. This was