Fruit of the Spirit

Grey received the sweetest book for Christmas called If I Was the Sunshine by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Loren Long. Y'all, it is just captivating. The pictures are breathtaking and the simple rhymes leave us drawing deeper conclusions. I've been studying the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians this week. In light of all… Continue reading Fruit of the Spirit

Mary, did you know?

One of my favorite things about Christmas is receiving Christmas cards from friends and coworkers. Especially this year, since I haven’t physically seen a lot of the smiling faces hanging on my wall in quite some time. Moms, you did a great job getting everyone looking their best! I know the dads were there, too,… Continue reading Mary, did you know?

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

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

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