Hidden. Holly. Holy.

We’ve been decking the halls and preparing for the Christmas season. Part of that process has been getting rid of some of the stuff we have accumulated over the course of this year to make room for the tree, gifts, and garland. Of course, it’s also prime time to purge some of the toys the… Continue reading Hidden. Holly. Holy.

Thankful

“What are you thankful for?” I asked my patients this question all week leading into the Thanksgiving holiday. This year, the answer I got most often was “Nothing.” I’d offer some suggestions I thought each may be thankful for. Reluctantly, some of them replied, “I guess I’m thankful I’m alive.” These responses just broke my… Continue reading Thankful

Meet Me at the Altar

He twirled me around one last time and said, “Meet me at the altar.” I skipped to my room to await the time when my daddy would walk me down the aisle to meet Ben at the altar. All these years later, I have a much greater respect for the altar. In my 23-year-old mind,… Continue reading Meet Me at the Altar

Hide-and-Seek

I could see little wiggling toes peeking from the bottom of the curtains. Gleeful giggles echoed through the room. “Mom, come and find us!” I called out to my children, asking where they were and pretending not to see tiny hands ruffling the curtains, feigning inability to find them. “Where’s Grey? Where’s Harlow?” “Here’s Harlow!!”… Continue reading Hide-and-Seek

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

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

Ordained to be Ordinary

I'm going to let ya'll in on a little secret: I am not a good cook. Kraft mac n cheese is a staple, right? I can follow a recipe for the most part, but it is not something that feels natural or is really even enjoyable. There are other things I'm not good at, and it… Continue reading Ordained to be Ordinary

my FEELINGS are not my FAITH

Yall, have you ever had one of those days where you just couldn’t get it together? You’re just not feeling it.  On days like this, when all the friendly faces and over-the-top pleasantries at Chic-fil-A are making me cringe, I have to remind myself that my feelings are not my faith. Can you even imagine… Continue reading my FEELINGS are not my FAITH