Brand New Year. Same Incredible God

Same Incredible God

Happy New Year, dear friends! Here’s to welcoming 2014 in with loads of love.

As you ponder all this new year might hold for you, the good along with the challenges, I just want you to keep one thing in mind…

Yes, it’s a brand new year… But we still worship the same incredible God. And  His awesome and Almighty powerful self can do ANYTHING.

Even more than we can imagine.  [Read more...]

Hidden Ah-Ha’s: Arise & Shine

Arise Shine

We are standing on the precipice of a new year.

In just a couple of days, that ball will drop, we will place new calendars throughout our house and welcome 2014 with (hopefully) open arms.

Beautiful and exciting thought, yes?

But then… after the confetti is cleaned up and the tree is taken down, it’s back to the grindstone. Same old stuff.

Or is it??? [Read more...]

A Lifestyle Fashion Statement

Hmmm… Ok… Should I wear my favorite blue shirt? Or maybe the one with pink stripes? If I do, maybe I could go with the hoop earrings? Or should I be dressier? Ok, let’s do the blue shirt with silver dangly earrings and my cross necklace. There. Decision made.

Oh wait. My blue shirt is in the dirty laundry. Sigh. Let’s try this again.

I am certainly not the most fashionable person on the planet—far from it, actually. I dress decent enough to get by, and if I really need to, can groom and clean up reasonably well. I’m not a girl who has to wear make up every time I leave the house and if you see me at the gym wearing mascara, you can assume that it is leftover from an event earlier in the day. [Read more...]

Faith to Forgive

“YOUNG LADY! You march over here RIGHT NOW and tell your sister you are sorry.” 

Shuffle…shuffle…stomp. SIGH. 

“Mmsrry.” 

“Oh no, that’s not good enough. SAY IT LIKE YOU MEAN IT!”

Sigh. (Again.) FINE. 

“I’m sorry.” 

How is that two little words can be so difficult to say? [Read more...]

Gotta Love the Shiny

In the airport, moments after my beloved gave the ring... I have never felt more bright and shiny. And if you are curious-- I said yes.

Do you know what my favorite thing about April is? Go ahead, guess…

The warmer weather? Naw. April showers bringing May flowers? I do enjoy it, but not my favorite. The fact that April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich month? Oohh close, but not quite. Do you give up?

I love April because it is my bi-annual ring cleaning month. (I will give you a moment to stop laughing… or rolling your eyes… or however you reacted.) [Read more...]

In the Bottom of Your Sink

What's at the bottom of YOUR sink?

Who would you say that your everyday hero is?

Perhaps it is your spouse? A parent? A child? A mentor? Maybe it’s the law enforcement officers or firefighters or soldiers (or maybe if you are lucky like me, it is your soldier spouse…)

In addition to those awesome hero’s listed above, my hero is any person who had the courage to clean out the drain in the bottom of the kitchen sink. [Read more...]