I was a young girl with big dreams. In my pre-teen years I had dreams of being a missionary in Kenya, Africa. I even had an African-themed 14th birthday party, complete with gifts of a stuffed giraffe and an African safari jumper. My best friends were these girls. We bonded while we ran like crazy … [Read more…]
This Christmas season started off rough…Thanksgiving was simple but stressful, leaving me wonder how I was going to make it through the holiday season. I found myself decorating my Christmas tree in tears, only to be softly spoken to by God and reminded that joy can still be found in the darkest of times. I … [Read more…]
Celebrating the birth of Christ this year has been not only a natural response, but the ONLY response I possibly could have to God after all He’s done for me this year.
This is the seventh year that I am celebrating Christmas after NOT celebrating at all for four years. And this year, I celebrate the birth of Christ with all of my heart.
I wasn’t planning on blogging today. But after an exhausting day working on Christmas projects together, I found myself sitting down to write. Russ had just taken our two year old son away…to I don’t know where, and I didn’t really care. I had been up since 6 am, and had already done quite a … [Read more…]
Peaceful morning. Ezra woke up around 0745. I stumbled out of the bedroom to brew coffee. While the water was heating, I found my Bible. Buried in a bag in the corner of the kitchen. After yesterday, I wanted to start the day off right. I set the Bible on the top of the dishwasher, … [Read more…]
Note: If you have not read my post from earlier this week, Embracing Grace: My PWOC Story, please do so before reading this post. It really gives some more insight and background into what PWOC is and what it has come to mean to me. I think I have finally been able to process the multitude … [Read more…]
I’m sitting in front of my computer almost on the verge of tears…tears of joy, tears of awe at both the goodness of God and the miraculous power of His timing of events in my life. I could probably (and most likely will) fill multiple blog posts about all that God did for me during … [Read more…]
That’s why the title of my blog and it’s accompanying verses are so important, because it’s not just some cutesy title. It’s the theme. It’s my mission statement.
I’m always amazed by how God works in my life in the ways I least expect. The simplest words uttered by my son have totally transformed the way I viewed God’s mercies. “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength…” (Psalm 8:2) I am still nursing my son, who just turned … [Read more…]