Slithering Serpents

We are big on going for walks around here. We walk to the pond. We walk to check on the cows. We walk to the mailbox. We walk to visit family. We also discovered that, apart from the educational value our walks have, this exercise also serves to expend some of the energy from our… Continue reading Slithering Serpents

God, You’re So Good

Yall, I've been complaining all week. I know you've been there. Too much to do, too little time. I thought about just throwing my hands up and calling it a day. It's just not in my nature to do so. Our kids turned 2 and 4 this week! We had a sweet little party for them,… Continue reading God, You’re So Good

Tethered to the Teacher

You've heard the saying when it rains, it pours. If that rings true, we're on flood watch at this point. We've had to make lots of tough decisions lately, and I have watched my sweet patients in my nursing home finally succumb to the coronavirus. There have been more than enough showers around here, even… Continue reading Tethered to the Teacher

And if not, He is still good

If you don’t get the job. If you don't get to go. If you don’t see success in this season. If the miracle doesn't come. If the diagnosis doesn't change. If the circumstances don't get better. He is still good. That’s not to say that this doesn’t cause a lot of fear. Fear what we… Continue reading And if not, He is still good

Peace

This is what my brother-in-law Josh used to say all the time. It means something like, goodbye or stay cool. Contentment.  Isn't this the thing we long for the most? Nothing that rocks the boat too much or makes people think you are different.  Luke 10:4 says, “Do not take a purse or bag or… Continue reading Peace

Why’d You Start A Blog?

I will only sing your praise. I wrote these words on my hands. I wrote this on little scraps of paper I carried in the pocket of my scrubs. I reached into my pocket and felt the words resonate in my soul while the waves of anxiety rolled over me. I wrote it over and… Continue reading Why’d You Start A Blog?

Martha, Martha, Martha

I’m just working for the weekend. If I hurry up and get it done now, I can relax later. If I don’t do it, who will? Have you found yourself thinking these things lately? In a world of go, go, go, and do, do, do – it becomes a badge of honor we wear proudly.… Continue reading Martha, Martha, Martha

Parenting 101

Don’t you love how everyone is the expert on parenting before they have children? Regardless of our own upbringings, we have idealistic views on how we will raise our own children. Children that will never misbehave, will have access to the best education, and would never dream of making messes. And then, our darling angels… Continue reading Parenting 101

Lay it all Down

“Pick up your cross and follow me.”  Sounds easy enough. Try to act in a way that appears to be in compliance with what God wants and adheres to the rules of morality it seems like Christians keep. Is that all it takes? The literal cross that Christ died on represents far more than just… Continue reading Lay it all Down

weeds and pecan trees

Weeds and Pecan Trees

Are we there yet? Not so much in the sense of being on a trip and asking the driver over and over regarding reaching your destination. More so in living in the tension of what's already happened, what’s happening around us, and what’s still to come. Are we there yet? I know right now it… Continue reading Weeds and Pecan Trees