Category: Faith

Life Goals

Life Goals

To be more preoccupied with my internal beauty than I am on any physical beauty that is fading quickly. To be captivated and controlled - heart, mind, and spirit - by the Holy Spirit. To put my hope in God and His promises rather than any human authority or leader. To be authentically and aggressively compassionate. To offer encouragement, hope, and counsel based on God and His Word. To be filled with grace, yet bold and direct. To be fearless as I move ahead in my God given callings. To...Read More
Finding Calm in the Chaos

Finding Calm in the Chaos

We sit at my kitchen table, big mugs filled with steaming coffee. She is 10 years ahead of me, and I am relishing the time I have with her.  I pepper her with questions, and she  humbly shares her heart. There's something about the calm, tempered words of the mature believer that makes me stop and take notes. I love my times with women who have been tempered by time, experience...and God. The words she speaks fill me with life and hope. As I have peered into the new season...Read More
His Dreams

His Dreams

So many hopes and dreams. They started as small seeds planted. Anticipating. Dreaming. Praying -- almost losing hope. Now I am older and they are still there -- those same dreams. Yes, they are still there. Some have come to fruition, some are in process. Confusion sometimes enters in, then the dreams seem distorted and out of place. A storm swirling, blowing those dreams away. And there is fear -- fear that if I let go I will lose control. Fear that if I share my dreams, if they become...Read More
15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

1. There is rarely a time when a mom feels like she knows what she is doing as a parent. 2. There will never be a time that a mom won't need to ask God for wisdom. 3. The older we get the more clearly we see that we really don't know very much. 4. When older people say, "The season of having small children passes so quickly!" --  they are right. 5. God's grace really does carry you. 6. It is God  - not a parent - who does...Read More
The Worship Service

The Worship Service

People slowly make their way into the church sanctuary and find a place to sit. Sleepy babies are dropped off safely in the care of waiting nursery workers. The pastor makes his final adjustments to his sermon, the worship leader tunes his guitar,  people eagerly greet each other as they make room for their family or friends. We stand to our feet as the music begins. Young children sit, mindlessly staring at those around them, playing with small toys their parents have allowed them to bring. A little girl decides...Read More
Self-Supremacist or Christ-Supremacist?

Self-Supremacist or Christ-Supremacist?

Whose fault is it - The President, politician, reporter, social media, our culture, white people, African Americans?  Would things be different if we had a different president?  I'm appalled.  You're appalled.  We vent on Facebook about how sad it is and how ignorant people are.  We are saddened. Scared. Angry - and maybe a bit self-righteous? Look in the mirror. I have a question for you - and be honest, okay? Have you ever passed someone on the street, in the grocery store - in your church - who looked...Read More
Skincare Routine for Younger Looking Skin

Skincare Routine for Younger Looking Skin

When I was in my mid 40's it hit me that the 50's were closely looming around the corner and I started reading a few blogs written by "mid-life beauty experts".  That is when I learned about things like exfoliating, retinol, peptides, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, and CC creams. I started trying things - one tube or pump at a time - and created my skin care routine for younger looking skin. As long as I can remember I have had an interest in fun clothes, playing around with makeup,...Read More

Just Give It To Me Straight!

I have been working out, off and on, for several years. When you have a sports medicine-guy husband, a personal trainer son, and a daughter who played volleyball through high school and college - and disciplines herself to work out several times a week no matter how busy she is - you make time to work out! I love to do cardio! I love walking, running, and I own a rowing machine. I do a little bit of strength training, not because I love it, but because I know it's...Read More