leaning

we’re in a time  of “leaning”-  all our excess  stripped away  we’re in a time  of leaning  on our Savior   day by day This is a strange season we are in. Just a few short weeks ago I was excitedly planning Easter festivities at church, my girls were anticipating their spring concerts and trips with […]

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this much

How much does God love you? One of my fondest childhood memories is of my dad asking me and my sister if we knew how much he loved us. This much? – he would say as he open his arms a little bit. Thiiis much?  He would open his arms a little bit wider. Thiiiiiiiiiis  much!  And […]

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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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