shades of gray…

As we enter a new year, I'm reminded of new beginnings, fresh starts, and adventures yet to be experienced. As we press forward with hopeful, resolute hearts, I know one thing is for certain. And that certainty will always remain. It is the indelible, unwavering Word of God. I like to think of it as... Continue Reading →

pursuing peace…

Back on the blog, with a monthly dose of Candor. I am finally able to blog after months off. What a whirlwind 2018 has been! This year has been a mixture of busy and calm, overwhelming and rewarding, pressured yet incredibly beautiful all at once. But through it all, there is this astounding peace that... Continue Reading →

Say What You Mean To Say….

John Mayer wrote a song with this title.  And while this has nothing to do with the song, the title resonates with me and so goes the blog.... Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.  - Proverbs 18:21 Oh, what our tongues can do - make or break, lift up or bring... Continue Reading →

Ebb + Flow

The ups, downs, the contented in between. The highs, the lows, the bitter and the sweet. The pulling back, the pushing ahead, the good times and the not so good moments. These are all a part of life. Where does your current situation fall in the grand scheme? Are you happy and joyful or sad... Continue Reading →

On Purpose…

As I write this, I am inspired. Inspired by the One who created me, saved me, loves me, and knows me better than I could ever know myself. He came to do one thing and that was to die! To die for me. For us. He was intentional about His purpose and carried it out... Continue Reading →

Be that friend…

Friendship is a sheltering tree.~ Samuel Coleridge Be that friend! A friend who listens well and one who discerns when no words are spoken. A friend who is honest and tells the truth not behind their back but straight to them in love and helpfulness. A friend who is forgiving and not offended easily. A... Continue Reading →

Back to Square One…

Happy New Year!!!! Ahhhh, a brand new, super fresh, beginning of a year! Resolutions are in full swing! Are you ready? OK, so every year, I challenge myself to personal goals and Mark and I set family goals as well! Here are a few: • More God time - delving into His word more, reaching... Continue Reading →

“Smiling’s My Favorite!”

Ohhh, it is that time of year - the time for Christmas cheer! Decorations are going up, shopping is underway, Christmas movies and music is filling our homes and cars, dates are being set, the kiddos are making their lists and anticipation is climbing! But with all of the hustle and bustle of the holiday,... Continue Reading →

Falling into Humility…

Micah 6:8 says... And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. It's funny because I think many feel that having humility and being merciful is synonymous with weakness.  But I don't think that is the case.  I think that true humility... Continue Reading →

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