Color

a backdrop of sky blue a picture- portrait of You evidence how profound I sense Your presence all around I love walking and taking in all the beautiful things He has made.  The sky was cerulean blue, the air crisp and clean, and the color of the trees glowed against the autumn sky.  I woke […]

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less is more

Less is more. Even when it comes to the words we say. My husband says I’m the queen of the 3 minute sermon.  Having led worship at our church nearly every Sunday for the past 10 years, I’ve pretty much gotten the mini sermonette down to an art. Less is more. When I speak, what […]

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Distractions

I spend a lot of my time feeling distracted. Being a creative person- there’s always some song I am compelled to play on the piano, or an amazing sunset I want to take a picture of… or I am inspired to read my Bible, or write.   All of these things require my undivided attention, […]

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Windows

Separate  inside from out  behind curtains  we peek out   illumination  cannot hide the life that carries on  inside  I have been thinking a lot about windows. I have always loved glancing into windows of the homes we pass by when we drive through neighborhoods. Shakespeare said it best- “Eyes are the windows to your soul”. […]

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something to look forward to

What do you have to look forward to? For some people, it’s a big vacation coming up- or maybe a party.  Someone’s graduation?  A big work event?  The birth of a new baby? I have this thing where I need something to look forward to something to be excited about!  If I don’t have that […]

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hands

Do you ever wonder  if God has hands? And how He formed the face of this beautiful land? How He carved the mountains and the valley below? Did He hand-pick every green thing and tell them all to grow? Do you ever wonder? Do you ever wonder if God has hands? Let the favor of the […]

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hurry up and wait

hurry up and  wait-  what’s the rush?  lay down a while  and feel the lush  fresh dewy grass  beneath my feet  a  morning’s walk  nearly complete perched under a kelly-green foliage canopy that’s where you’ll  be finding me!  I remain confident of this:     I will see the goodness of the Lord     in the land of […]

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he who began a good work in you…

I am excited to share with you something awesome that happened to me recently! After taking ministry prep classes for over 8 years, this past Friday I was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene!  Aside from my wedding day and the birth of my two daughters, it was absolutely the most […]

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want a treat?

Like every other morning, I heard the whimper of a lonely dog at my bedroom door.  One dog sleeps in my younger daughter’s room (Jack thinks it’s actually HIS bedroom!) and the other sleeps in the hallway- on guard, protecting his sleeping family.  But around 5:30am, Remy will put his nose right up to the […]

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i sing

  It was just another ordinary day. I got dressed and slipped a special necklace over my blouse.  It is a silver chain with an old silver spoon pendant with the words “I Sing Because I’m Free” embossed on it.  My mom had it made for me for Christmas a few years back.  It’s the […]

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