this only do I seek

It might sound a little strange, but I think a lot about heaven and what it will be like. I can’t even wrap my mind around it, but I know the joy I experience when I spend time in His presence… and to experience joy like that for eternity- well, that’s going to be nothing short of AMAZING!! But you know what else I’ve been thinking about? How desperately I want EVERYONE I know to experience that same joy.

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these are the days

these are the days of loud music blaring in cars girls belting tunes as if they were the stars these are the days of selfies and laughs dabbling in makeup and perfecting the craft these are the days when emotions run low… and high these are the days that too quickly will pass by I […]

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no turning back

I have always loved hymns, and in particular, learning the stories behind how they were written.  The story behind I Have Decided to Follow Jesus is one that I found particularly moving… “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus” is a Christian hymn originating from India. The lyrics are based on the last words of a man […]

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He holds the sky

He formed the clouds within His hand  He holds the sky and sea  The very hand that holds the world- it cradles you and me  And when the distant storm clouds bring  the threat of thunder and rain In the shelter of His mighty wings we can find peace  once again  He who dwells in […]

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One thing remains

I think back on the days when the girls were little and I lament over how little sleep I had, and how very much I felt pulled between working part time while I stayed at home with them.   I remember the momma guilt I had when I hurried them to “get in the car because […]

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take the picture

 blink too fast  and before you know it  the moment is gone  with nothing to show for it  tick tock ticking-  time’s passing me by  so I’ll keep my camera  close to my eye  I had the joy of spending the entire day with my oldest daughter this past weekend.  It was a perfect day.  […]

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I almost missed it

lost in wonder we sat under  a tree- pensively waiting thoughtfully gazing  we were both praising  the Lord- and anticipating the silent display  a heavenly array  we beheld a glorious sight  while the world kept on spinning  the two of us grinning-   we watched Him turn day into night  One evening last week, I […]

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being “present”

The moment I seek and desire His presence- I find He is near Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near.  Isaiah 55:6 Twilight is my favorite time of day.  It is a time of two-fold expectation for me- expecting to see something beautiful in the sky, and […]

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adulting

My girls went back to school yesterday. It brings me JOY.. and it also makes me a little bit sad.  I remember all those years I dreamed of having a baby, and in my own naiveté, I thought those toddler years would last forever.  But I blinked, and my girls have grown up overnight. We […]

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remember the “green lights”

I began dating my husband when I was 17 years old.  We worked together at a movie rental place inside of a grocery store for about a year before he asked me out on our first date. My parents had recently separated and I was a little bit jaded about the whole idea of  marriage, […]

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