A whole lot of Jesus

print can be purchased here Friday’s are a great.  Last day of the work week/school week.  The weekend is finally here!  But Friday’s can also be a drag.  Lack of motivation, tiredness and maybe just a hint of annoyance at the week. A bit of advice?  Grab your coffee, or tea, or pop!  Take some … Continue reading

God’s Goodness

I often have a skewed idea of what God’s goodness is. I easily equate it with happiness and getting what I want. However, God’s goodness is far bigger than me being happy. God’s goodness is His love, mercy, patience, justice, sacrifice, and much more. I think there is far more comfort in the actual goodness … Continue reading

Bind My Heart

  source Come thou fount of every blessing Tune my heart to sing Thy grace Streams of mercy never ceasing Call for songs of loudest praise And teach me some melodious sonnet Sung by flaming tongues above I’ll praise the Mount I’m fixed upon it Mount of Thy redeeming love Here I raise my Ebenezer … Continue reading

A Broad Place

Often times when I think of the grace, stability and comfort that God provides, I fail to think about how certain his security is. I’m not talking about security of salvation- I’m talking about not being let out of his protection. We can’t enter into his safety, hide under the shadow of his wing, and … Continue reading

Hazel Scout • A birth story

Just to warn you…this is a story about a baby being born.  I won’t get into gross details…but nevertheless, a baby was born, so you have been forwarned! Thursday, June 20th, I was 39 weeks and 2 days pregnant, and was so ready to meet my baby!  I had an appointment with our midwife, and … Continue reading

His Love Endures

source The love of the Lord endures If there’s one thing I can be sure It’s that the love of the Lord endures • Joy Williams I found myself singing this song the other day, even though I haven’t heard it in years.  At times, I feel very overwhelmed.  Sometimes I am overwhelmed by God’s … Continue reading


  There is a loud and powerful thunderstorm moving through our area at the moment.  And while I love a good storm, you have to know to respect them as well.  You can’t carelessly wander about town while it is hailing or during a tornado warning…it just isn’t wise. In life, we are forced to … Continue reading

All Surpassing

When I think of someone who is wise I tend to think of that person as mature, intelligent, put-together, quite serene, and maybe even a little hard to understand. Wisdom is an attribute sought after by many and achieved by few. The ultimate example of wisdom comes not from man, or even Yoda, but from … Continue reading

Counting it JOY

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2-4 Being joyful in icky situations is not something I am very good at.  For some, it comes naturally, but … Continue reading

All Glory to Him

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31 As I have been getting the baby’s quilt ready for the little nursery, I was thinking to myself, ‘Man, this is looking pretty good!  I am pretty proud of myself!!”  And while there is … Continue reading