cover lover or lover of the Word?

I love getting a new version of the Bible. There is something holy and fresh to me about holding a brand new Bible. Opening the cover for the first time, and taking a peek at the insides. As a book lover and word crafter, I can appreciate a pretty cover, fantastic graphics or eye catchingContinue reading “cover lover or lover of the Word?”

what a Word

Words have the power to bless, uproot, encourage, surgically impact or curse. Sometimes all in the same day. And when words are both your primary love language and part of your job, words can pierce far beyond the speaker’s intention. There is One, however, who knows the power of words. He not only inspired theContinue reading “what a Word”

lasting hope

I am hardwired to be optimistic. It takes a lot to get me down… usually a combination of illness/injury, eating poorly & not sleeping enough. But like you, every day something tries to undermine my hope: I am married to a wonderful man, who tends to be more of an Eeyore in nature, mostly dueContinue reading “lasting hope”

wonder at Your ways

One of the most wonder-filled aspects to being Yours is seeing Your Promises come alive in my life. I love digging deep into Your Word, because not only do I find You there, I discover just how much You have done for me! This verse jumped out this morning. And I realized it was true.Continue reading “wonder at Your ways”

When the day goes awry

Today has not turned out to be the day I thought it would. Some of my work didn’t get posted as usual, helping meditate between a child and their emotions, and the unwelcome addition of fleas moving in on my cat has jumped my stress level beyond its usual for a Monday. There was oneContinue reading “When the day goes awry”

why’s

We don’t always take a close enough glimpse at one person in the Christmas story whom I can relate to the most. Because like me, Joseph appears to have wondered at the whys of Jesus. Why, Mary? Why Mary?! Why this way, God? Why now? Why me? Why? ‘Why’ is a question we can all seeContinue reading “why’s”

eyesight: peeling back the veil

God wants us to get to know who He really is. He doesn’t just want to give us insight, but the ability to see things through His eyes, His eyesight. And that’s the focus I am trying to maintain this Advent season. To take a fresh look at the Word, and see Him through HisContinue reading “eyesight: peeling back the veil”

careless in His care

I have been an avid bird lover since I learned that penguin parents sing to their young. As a ‘songbird’ myself, that resonated deep within me. I liked that love can be shown through a song. As a child, i often wondered to myself who cared for all the wild birds I enjoyed soaring acrossContinue reading “careless in His care”

hearing what isn’t being said

The emotions are the distraction. Take a moment to hear what is not being said and proceed from there. -Melaniece Lovejoy When our emotions are on high alert, we can tend to get distracted as we listen, or think we are hearing things which aren’t actually being said. At times, we may seem like we haveContinue reading “hearing what isn’t being said”