The parable of the lost son is one that I have known my whole life. Growing up in church, it was a part of the children's curriculum each year. I have read it repeatedly throughout the years and have seen multiple versions played out. Even Veggie Tales has their own take on the prodigal. Too … Continue reading A Long Way Off
Nomads. The word used by my college roommate when she was explaining to her husband what our family was up to. A truer word was never spoken. From air mattresses to hotel rooms, couches to guest bedrooms, beach houses to sharing beds with scrawny elbows, we have been busy hopping from one set of accommodations … Continue reading Nomads Until the Next Thing
I had to throw my head back and laugh. We have been in the bayou 10 months and the "promising" job that brought our family here was downsized. For weeks, hubby has been applying, submitting resumes, and networking. Multitudes of promising conversations and no offers. Two offers finally did come through, one risky and out … Continue reading The Hilarity of God
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him." Psalm 37:7 "Sit down" "Calm down" "Eat your dinner" "Sit up" "Legs down" "Feet toward the floor" Parenting feels like a broken record, repeating the same requests, yearning for the day where a family dinner can be completed with each child sitting upright and eating … Continue reading In Pursuit of God’s Heart – Part 4: Be Still
"Commit your way to the Lord, trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6 To pursue a Heart of God, we have to TRUST in God's provision and DELIGHT in God's desires, but we also have to COMMIT … Continue reading In Pursuit of God’s Heart-Part 3: Roll it all Away
In Part 1, we pursued the heart of God by trusting our shepherd and finding contentment in the pasture he has placed us. Psalm 37:4 takes us to the next segment of wisdom. It is one of the most over-used, yet misunderstood verses in the Bible. The first part is often overlooked because we love to … Continue reading In Pursuit of God’s Heart: Part 2 – What’s your heart condition?
The book of Psalms was mostly written by King David, a former shepherd. He is known in the Bible as the man after God's own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). His writings reflect his observations of nature, something with which he was well acquainted as he spent time in the fields. David recognized God as … Continue reading In Pursuit of God’s Heart – Part 1: Are you a good sheep?
I always laugh when I see the phrase "I don't feel like adulting today" or something similar. I have too many days like that. Life has become over-complicated and I long for the days of being 5-years-old, sitting in my backyard making mud pies, while creating various imaginative scenarios. The days of mud pie crafting are … Continue reading Whose are You?
Seven months should be plenty of time for a family to become acclimated to their new surroundings, right? I don't have to use my GPS nearly as much. I have found my "go-to" grocery stores, shopping areas, and restaurants. New routines and schedules are flowing, as well as diverse activities and events. Band, BETA Club, … Continue reading Acclimated…sort of
The text immediately drove me to prayer. Praying without ceasing was easy on this one because the news was without ceasing. "God, they just can't seem to catch a break. God, please calm this storm! Isn't enough, enough?" I felt an urging to turn to my Bible and read in Matthew where Jesus calmed the … Continue reading Calmed…within the Storm