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A Step In Obedience

I must admit, it is more than a little intimidating to be publishing a post for the first time in 13 months! For many years, this space was where I came to share my heart, to process the goings-on of my daily life and to (hopefully) inspire other women. Then, for a myriad of reasons, it became increasingly quiet here. Eventually, I didn’t know how to break the silence, nor did I have a desire to. I even contemplated saving my favorite posts and just deleting this ole blog, as I felt I had run out of things to say.

The reason I didn’t just delete the blog and close this chapter of my life was the nagging nudging of the Holy Spirit, continuously saying I wasn’t yet done here. I could list the reasons I stopped writing, but it would just be an attempt to justify my disobedience. When I started praying for my One Word for 2016 back in late November, I had a few great contenders in my mind. But every time I took those words to God in prayer, He would give me the same word right back. You probably guessed it by now. My One Word for 2016 is Write.

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Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

Write the study on Isaiah 58 that I began in *cough* 2011.

Write devotions for teen mamas.

Write down our foster care journey.

Write God’s truth in my heart and in the hearts of my family through my thoughts, words and actions.

Write words of encouragement for women living with chronic illness, women believing the lies Satan is whispering in their ears, women feeling too far gone to ever be noticed, let alone loved by Almighty God, women who are feeling discouraged in their marriage, women overwhelmed by their life stage, hurting women.

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. II Corinthians 3:3

This post is my first step towards keeping my promise to God that 2016 will be the year that I return to writing.

Oh, that my words were recorded. That they were written on a scroll, that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever. Job 19:23.

I would be honored if you would join me on this journey by reading along this year, as well as praying for me and holding me accountable!

Potpourri

I always feel like I need to apologize when I haven’t written here in a while. So, I’m sorry I’ve been absent the past six or so weeks.  Life has been a bit hectic.  The best part was welcoming our new grandsons to the world.  Zaeven Michael {our daughter Shayla is his mommy} was bornContinue Reading

Typhoon Relief- Easy Ways to Help

My mind has a hard time comprehending the devastation caused by the catastrophic typhoon that occurred in the Philippines.  In addition to our fervent prayers, there are things we can do to assist in aiding the tens of thousands affected by this natural disaster. Here are some links: Compassion International World Vision The Salvation Army-Continue Reading

A God Sized Dream Update

  I will be on a train to Florida in three days. Three days!  A dream that has lay dormant in my heart for YEARS is coming to fruition. When I invited y’all on a God sized dream journey with me this year, I was referring, mostly, to my speaking and teaching aspirations.  While those areContinue Reading

Worth the Wait

  Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 Have you ever prayed for something for such a long time that you started to wonder if God was listening?   The longer the wait, the shorter my faith. Shame on me. It was 17 years agoContinue Reading

Sacred community

She had left her body about an hour earlier. Twelve of us stood around her hospital bed, hands clasped, lips forming the words to Amazing Grace. Scriptures read, stories shared, tears shed. It was one of the most sacred experiences of my life. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-   I had unknowingly entered a sacred sisterhood.  A band ofContinue Reading

When You Need a Real Life Friend

Today, I had a medical procedure that caused me immense anxiety.  I asked for prayer on Facebook and was touched by all those that responded.  But, I needed more than the reassurance that someone, somewhere was praying for me.  I needed someone to look me in the eye, tell me to calm myself down and to prayContinue Reading

I have a {God-Sized} Dream

A few months ago, I hit send on an application to be a part of Holley Gerth’s God-Sized Dream Team. I didn’t expect to make it through and literally squealed when I was one of the 99 women chosen. The program has blessed my socks off over the past few weeks and we are just gettingContinue Reading

I’m Not a Runner…..Yet

I have many friends that have taken up running. And, they LOVE it. Like, it has changed their life, their health, their physique for the better and they can’t imagine not running type of love it. They post pictures on Instagram and Facebook. Sweaty happy faces after running a 5, 10 or 15k.  Running inContinue Reading

When Worlds Collide

Many of my blogging friends (or should I say friends that blog?) are participating in 31 days of… the brain child of popular blogger, Nester Smith.  I had every intention of participating via In Be’Tween Moms, even had a cute little graphic made. But real life happened. My husband and I went on a 10Continue Reading