live life in community

For many years, I have felt on the outside looking in… maybe you too can relate. There have been seasons where I was missing having close sisters. That feeling where you long for family beyond the blessings you already have, Where my heart felt lonely despite a loving hubby, great kids, friends & family. HeartContinue reading “live life in community”

Sunday Psalm: time well spent

A Sunday well spent brings a week of content. Sunday. The day we are urged to rest. Connect with what matters most. Look back at what was, leave behind what needs to stay there, and adapt as we need to move forward changed for the better. Remind each other we care. Remind our souls weContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: time well spent”

community: family by choice

I am very blessed in community. I know several people who feel like they are all alone in their circumstances or situations, and the reality is: often it’s due to your choices. We don’t always reach out to show our need nor vulnerability when we can, so we essentially build a wall to block outContinue reading “community: family by choice”

Bind us together

Like the anticipation of the arrival of spring, the Word has moving, stirring and growing deeper within me in a few areas as of late, but especially His desire for unity. How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1 God is blessed when we live in community. EvenContinue reading “Bind us together”

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”

when finding your place in this world is awkward

The Christmas story is filled with awkward. What else would you expect from a family tree which includes a prostitute, foreigners, broken relationships, wars, and a king or two… A story with key people whose dreams came true, but in ways they didn’t anticipate: Zechariah & Elizabeth having John in their later years.  Not arrivingContinue reading “when finding your place in this world is awkward”

soul custody

Our souls were never designed to be in the tug of war battles we find ourselves in. They were designed to be pursued by One and pursue only One. And ever since that lie in the Garden where perfect oneness had existed between man, woman & God the enemy has continued to speak poison toContinue reading “soul custody”

alone or lonely?

Which do you feel more like: alone or lonely? Alone is the absence of people, while lonely is the absence of connection. – Camerin Courtney I have learned, the hard way, to listen to my mood within when I am on my own, and how to discern which I am feeling in a solo moment.Continue reading “alone or lonely?”

oh where is my hairbrush?

I am a put it back in its spot kinda gal. Not too OCD about it, but I like to be able to easily find my stuff. My son is a lot like me in this way. Not so my hubby or daughter. They have the ‘where it lands, there it will stay’ approach whenContinue reading “oh where is my hairbrush?”