Christian Living · Faith · Grace · Hope

Are You a Creature of Habit?

Automatic headlights are annoying. I’m convinced they are evil. I’ve had several experiences where a car is blinding me with all the brightness. I’m not talking about cars a mile or more behind me-either. Just last night, while my daughter was driving home, the chap behind us compromised our ability to see with all the brightness. Not exaggerating…promise. Without…… Continue reading Are You a Creature of Habit?

Encouragement · Faith

Collecting Moments That Matter

In the garden of life, weeds are inevitable. Many times on my journey I’ve found myself walking in the fairy tale mentality. Are you acquainted with that line of thinking? In that place, everyone is kind, nothing tragic happens, and your life is filled with a lot of lovely, happy endings. Because this is a…… Continue reading Collecting Moments That Matter

Grace · Healing · Hope

When Life Leaves You Unhinged

I have a legit obsession with old doors and windows. When this love affair started I can’t say exactly, but it’s deeply rooted. My eyes are drawn to 8 paned windows, old barn doors, and discarded shutters. If within my sight, they are in my hands and I’m examining the paint while considering all the lovely uses…… Continue reading When Life Leaves You Unhinged

Christian Living · Community · Encouragement · Grace · Uncategorized

The Lost Art of Telling Stories

One of my favorite past times is listening to stories. I like the stories that send you in a laughing frenzy and those of heroic adventure, but I’m most drawn to those I’m entrusted with, who find a space at my table. The tenderness in their voice always draws me in a little closer as…… Continue reading The Lost Art of Telling Stories

Encouragement · Healing · Hope

Trust the Process

It’s unknown how the fire started. The house was on the market {and vacant} when the fire broke out. There’s some speculation about vagabonds and drugs, but my thoughts were consumed with the homeowners. Yes, it was an empty house, but it was someone’s house. Loss is loss. The house sat quiet, with no activity,…… Continue reading Trust the Process

Healing · Hope

Battle Scars: Guest Post by Aundi

This is the final installment in the “Hope Collective” Guest Post Series. I do hope you have enjoyed hearing the voice of some of my For the Love book launch “tribe”. These gals are some of the most courageous, loving, and inspiring women I should have never known {read about how we met here}! I consider this…… Continue reading Battle Scars: Guest Post by Aundi

Faith · Hope

Clean Out the Wound

“I have good news and bad news.” As I drove the stretch of road, I struggled to make sense of his words…the diagnosis, suggested course of treatment, and steps of immediate action. Osteo~what? I hung up the phone and attempted to sort out the information the doctor shared—understanding would have to come later. Then it hit…… Continue reading Clean Out the Wound

Community · Grace · Hope · Love

Tiptoeing Toward Vulnerability

Intimacy frightens me. Being brave–being vulnerable–sharing weakness—no.way.  Exposure is scary. Trust is required and I have not been super adept in that department. Beth Moore, in her study Living Free, refers to the “be strong, be independent” philosophy that was authored by satan. The one that sounds like, “no, I’m fine…I can manage this on my own.” Self…… Continue reading Tiptoeing Toward Vulnerability

Community · Grace · Hope · Love

A Flooring Confession

Don’t ask my friends, they will exaggerate.  They will tell you it’s 2-3 times per day, but they are wrong! I confess–I do obsess about my floors, and in turn sweep them often.  In my defense, dark hardwood floors show EVERYTHING! A few times a week I cave in and clean them. I do. No…… Continue reading A Flooring Confession