love the one you’re with- 3 ways to show it this Valentine’s Day

Love is a choice. You may have heard that before, but this Valentine’s, may it sink in deep. We show this love by how we care for those around us. By choosing to love them, our love can be seen like an outer garment. We choose to love. How we express that love should beContinue reading “love the one you’re with- 3 ways to show it this Valentine’s Day”

what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

What would you do if you knew that ultimately you could not fail? How do you get strong enough to believe it? Love. Specifically the kind of love God offers all of us. The love that loves us no matter what, always… There is nothing I could do to make You love me more. NothingContinue reading “what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?”

home is where your family is found

I have a confession to make. I love being in family. I love family in all its quirks, black sheep, & uniqueness through the ups & downs of living life in close quarters. I have found over the years that when I have been the loneliest, I have not been keeping in close touch with family.Continue reading “home is where your family is found”

His favorite

My son & I were both changed by his grade three teacher that year. Mrs. M. had a tool in her teaching belt which caused several hundred former students and many current ones to show up at her retirement ceremony, in a school with classroom sizes averaging of 20-25. Each and every child she taughtContinue reading “His favorite”

belovered

A character in a book I am currently reading used the word ‘belovered’ by accident when trying to describe how God loves us. I like it! So being me, I decided to break it down and see what the pieces contribute to the whole 🙂 Be– God loves us with an astounding love, because ofContinue reading “belovered”

fashioned with care

We were fashioned with care. Hand made by God. Planned out. On purpose. Crafted in the secret place. On display as His handiwork, for all to see. We are each a walking creation, made in the image of our Creator. God took what He wanted us to have from each of our contributing parents, addedContinue reading “fashioned with care”

step back & behold, beloved

When we’re not so busy pushing in to belong, we step back and behold. We find we’re beloved right here with wide spaces for God to work. – Alia Joy, http://www.narrowpathstohigherplaces.com We need space in order to appreciate the bigger picture. When we hold things too tight or are too insecure to take a stepContinue reading “step back & behold, beloved”