Thrill of Hope

I exhaled slowly, considering my response. I’ve been asked this question approximately 23 days in a row. “But where are the lights?” As I shuttle Harlow to school each day, we pass by the park. During the Christmas season, its halls, errr, pine trees, were decked with lights as far as the eye could see.… Continue reading Thrill of Hope

Hooked

On what must have been the windiest day of the year, we loaded up our jeep with fishing poles, snacks, and chairs. We made our way down to the pond, fishing line whipping in the whirls, tangling into itself. As we shooed the cows enough to make room for our set up, we were met… Continue reading Hooked

Merry Christmas from Salty but Sweet

Thank you all so much for your love and support for Salty but Sweet! I pray that you are encouraged and inspired by the words that you read or listen to on the blog/podcast. I hope that the spirit moves you as you reflect on your own experiences and when you pray bold prayers. We… Continue reading Merry Christmas from Salty but Sweet

You are a river

“I realized I’m not a lake, I’m a river.” I heard this on a podcast recently. I backed it up and replayed it. I was intrigued by this idea and have been thinking about it ever since. Each summer, my family travels to north Georgia to spend the week together in a house overlooking Lake… Continue reading You are a river

Mama said that it was okay

We just finished celebrating homecoming week! The ideas and traditions around homecoming have changed over the years and vary from place to place. For me, it invokes memories at my high school alma mater. As a cheerleader, I would spend weeks hand painting spirit signs to hang up at the football game and around our… Continue reading Mama said that it was okay

Give Thanks

“Hit it, Harlow!” Every day, we pray together on our ride to school. We start out the same way, “Good morning, Jesus!” Depending on which kid is doing the praying that day, I facilitate the prayer or just listen as Grey or Harlow talk to Jesus. If you know Harlow, you know she’s a ham.… Continue reading Give Thanks

Breathe

I hugged the preacher’s neck and commented on how his words and the lyrics sung by the worship team cut into the fears of the current state of the pandemic. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve suited up, taking ragged breaths through all of the gear meant to keep me safe, and walked… Continue reading Breathe

Andrew UMC

I was blown away by the hospitality shown to us at Andrew UMC this Sunday! We had so much fun being with this congregation and were blessed by the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with so many new faces. Thanks to all of you who tuned in online and those who drove many… Continue reading Andrew UMC

WORSHIP AT ANDREW UMC 7/25/21 @ 10AM

Yall! I am so excited to be speaking at Andrew United Methodist Church next week and want you to join me! Whether you have a home church or have never been to church in your life, we want you to come be a part of our Salty but Sweet community in Kathleen next Sunday. Here's… Continue reading WORSHIP AT ANDREW UMC 7/25/21 @ 10AM

Provisions

I didn’t grow up on a farm. I take that back. The place I grew up was once a working farm, but by the time I came along, it was no longer in use. My brothers and I spent our days imagining castles and hacking out trails through large, shady trees. We picnicked near the… Continue reading Provisions