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
Traffic isn’t bottle necking in the usual spots on my way to work this week. My office is quiet with a skeleton crew carrying out duties and many others telecommuting from their homes. Kids have never went back to school from spring break and who knows if they will or not. People are stock piling,
I honestly cannot remember one time where the next right thing that God was calling me to, was something I wanted to do initially. Maybe you all are better natured than I. Maybe you surrender faster to His will. Maybe you are not as strong willed, or opinionated, or you don’t get as caught up
Ok y’all, I’m the biggest fan of Christmas time. Putting up the Christmas tree, all the lights, finding special presents for loved ones, enjoying family moments together, baking, and celebrating the birth of Christ. However, this Christmas season, wasn’t what I expected. Yes, there were absolutely beautiful moments I will always treasure. I am forever
Two years into our unexpected journey of self-employment, simple answers have felt just out of reach. God’s never left us or forsaken us, although there are days we have felt a bit lost. Like we are wandering on the back side of a wilderness and we can’t find the pathway out. Doubt can settle in
I’m a fan of pumpkin flavored anything near fall. I made my coffee with milk, a few drops of cream, honey, and sprinkles of Pumpkin Pie spice on top. I heated up my homemade creamer in a mug and poured the coffee in. I headed to the car to be on my way and began
What we repeat, we remember. We all tell stores. Our lives speak. I used to write it all down when I was angry or upset. Listing out all that happened and why I was justified to feel the way I felt. Now I have no desire to read those journals and all of those words.
The suitcases are ready. Hot coffees in hand. And we’re off on an adventure. A road trip to a new destination. The freedom of being free. The surprise. All things are new. Running wild and free under His protection. Isn’t this what we long for? Freedom to run our race WILD and FREE within our
Sitting and hoping for food to appear is absolutely ridiculous. Yet, you and I often do this exact thing when it comes to what we say we want to experience in our lives. When things are extremely busy or I’m working on interesting projects, I forget about eating. On days that are slower or involve
My husband traveled with a play company in Australia as an actor, dancer, and makeup artist in his early twenties before we knew one another. Actors create believable characters. They memorize lines, portray another’s mannerisms and characteristics, and cause us to believe in another time, place, and narrative. Their intention is to tell us a
The worst part of not knowing, is not knowing. Time can be our greatest gift and our greatest test. When my husband was laid off from his job two years ago, nothing I was reading in Romans jumped out at me until I read Romans 4:16-25. This portion of the Bible became life and breath
Some things are unexplainable, they look crooked and difficult, and seem impossible. God Can Use The Improbable And Impossible Seeds Of Our Lives! As a baby, my son screamed if a man he did not know tried to hold him besides his father, grandfathers, or close family friends. As a toddler he balled and balled
I sat the pumpkins out in the kitchen and my “Happy Fall Y’all” wooden sign on the fireplace mantel, even though outside it’s hot and humid and the temps are reaching over 90 degrees. I’m ready for the seasons to change from summer to fall, and in a few days the calendar promises it will.