Category Archives: personal

2-0-1-7






Two weeks into a new year, and I am still struggling to say it or write it: 2017. Wowwww. I’ve had some serious life changes in the past year. TWO of our adult children have moved out of the house, … Continue reading




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When Mercy Meets Mean






Early this am I had such a meaningful time in the Word & was brought low and overjoyed at the same time. Then in a New York minute, two short and ugly confrontations happened back to back that made me … Continue reading




Posted in burdens, Christian walk, difficult people, everyday moments, faith-filled living, forgiveness, God-strength, God's Word, humility, personal, prayer, relationships, spiritual maturity, stress, testimony, weaknesses | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Blog-Walking Season






I love to write. I love to journal & communicate. I love God talk & meaningful faith conversation. Blogging has always been such a great outlet for me, an extra way to process & sort out life. And if it … Continue reading




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Intimacy Issues






Do you struggle to love your kids, your spouse, your family & friends deeply? Are you hesitant to let others in to know you better and be closer to you? Boy, can I relate. But there’s hope for us.




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Posted in authenticity, childhood abuse, confession, daughters, freedom, friendship, God's faithfulness, impacting others, marriage, motherhood, parenting, personal, relationships, testimony, weaknesses | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

In Hiding?






Why is it I want to hide when I get to the end of myself? And I get there often. It’s big things, small things, anywhere in-between things. But I think getting to the end of myself is exactly where … Continue reading




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Pen-to-Rest






My pen may catch your interest here or it may not…the rest is between my Savior and me.




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Posted in faith-filled living, ministry decisions, obedience, online, personal, prayer, priorities, surrender, time, whole-hearted devotion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Desperately Seeking Snackfood






While enduring my workout this morning, (and enduring is a VERY weak word), I was tempted to give in. After two weeks of letting the Lord keep me strong, boom, in one minute I was ready to throw in the … Continue reading




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Shielded






The Lord was gracious to lead me to Psalm 3 for my 2012 verse, and my darling daughter put it into a beautiful graphic for me. Ready? I haven’t been able to talk about it much on my blog, but … Continue reading




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Glory Time






‎”Glory not in your own faith, your own feelings, your own knowledge, your own prayers. Glory in nothing but Christ.” ~ J.C. Ryle I read this quote yesterday and it really spoke to me. I went to look up the … Continue reading




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Silent Listen






My youngest daughter recently reminded me that “Silent” and “Listen” have the exact same letters in them. Then she added that they must be meant for Christmas, because “Tinsel” has the same letters too. 😉 I thought that was so … Continue reading




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