Creative Balance

I was recently at a conference and my attention was drawn to a really beautiful truth and I couldn’t help but expound on it. It was a breakout session on the importance of music on the brain, quite fascinating actually.  Anyway, the the guy doing the breakout session said that most people would say that […]

Contrasts

I wrote this a long time ago, after a heartbreaking evening with a woman that I love dearly, where the pain was so evident, and so much of the pain rooted in lies she believed about herself.  I tried to speak truth to combat the lies, but as is often the case, her heart and […]

Jesus in the Middle

            Meeting Jesus in the middle, and what it means, I’ve been pondering this, my friend. In the in-between times, without the excitement of the beginning or the end. So much importance in the mundane, the daily, moments that make a life, Soothing tears and banged up knees, and silly little […]

7 Year Itch

  Yesterday I was discussing marriage with a group of fellow moms. And as I sat there, reflecting, my heart felt very thankful, and there existed within me a peace that was not there two+ years ago in regard to my marriage. Two years ago would have been our 8th year of marriage having completed year […]

A Tearing—Thoughts on Friendship

I’m a ponderer, and spend a lot of time in my mind. Which is exhausting at times (just ask my husband), but I’m starting to accept that it is part of my God-given wiring. Connected to this, is the tendency to feel deeply and intuitively sense things that are unspoken.  This can be good…it can […]

Burning Bush

A lot going on in the heart and mind lately…and this is my attempt to at least partly summarize it. More to be written later about the different facets.                 You are a consuming fire Intimately acquainted with our heart’s desire After all, you created us as Your own […]

Listening for His Heart

  “He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; He gently leads those that have young.” This verse keeps coming into my life from different sources lately, and I felt like I should write about it…especially the last part…”He GENTLY leads those that have young.” Isaiah 40:11 (NIV) I […]

Feeding our Spirit

Something I wrote awhile back but forgot to post…. Soooo….mommas.  It’s 1:00 in the morning, and I just finished a delicious bath while reading a magazine. When was the last time I took a bath? I honestly have no idea. But my spirit cried out louder than logic and I found myself starting a bath […]

Starry-eyed Mommas

Luke 11:36 NLT…”If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” When I read this verse a while back, I loved it, as it brought beautiful imagery to my mind; as well as remembrance of moments, precious to my heart, […]

When you have a Quiet Child

  I’ve been there. You watch your friends’ children skip happily into childcare at the gym, church, MOPS, Bible study, or whatever event you are attending, and you sigh…as your child clings to you and cries like you are about to throw her to a den of wolves. If you’re lucky, you might get 15-20 […]