This week, we have had some major thunderstorms in the Ham! Major rain, winds, lightening, and thunder that shook our house like jello on a plate! Wow! We had some friends over and by the time they ran from their car to our front door, they were completely drenched! Now think about this: let’s say […]
The Best Way to Keep Your WORD before you every single day!
What you may not know about me is that God has given me a Word for the Year for several years of my life now. One year, my word was discipline. One year the word was balance. I believe God has given me those yearly words to keep me focused on what He wanted to do that year in my life.
My Grandparents, Nannie and James, lived on a farm. I learned a lot about farmers, seeds, soil, planting, etc. from watching them work the farm. One thing I learned is this: “The most fertile soil is in the valleys.” I believe this is true of our spiritual growth. The most fertile soil of our soul is […]
For the past 10 days, Dale and I have been in Texas, helping our son and his wife restore a 1968 house. This will be their very first home together. We packed up every tool we had and ventured out with the confidence that if Chip and Joanna can do it, so can we. WHAT A […]
Joy suckers. They are all around us. Circumstances suck the joy out of us. Flat tires. Bad Traffic. Unexpected expenses. Death. Loss. Work stresses. An “unhideable” zit on the end of our nose. People. People also suck the joy out of us. The BMW’s: the bitter, moaning, whiners. They are always negative. Always complaining. It’s too […]
Today, Dale and I were riding down the road and the Christmas music was already playing on just about every channel on the radio! I said to Dale, “We haven’t had Thanksgiving yet!” I’m one of those that has ALWAYS put my tree up the day after Thanksgiving and tried to watch “Elf” or […]
This past weekend, the Living Deeper Lead Team went away to be together and grow together as we prepare for what God has next for us in ministry. We went to a dear friend’s lake house not too far from home. When we got there, we noticed that some of the lights were blinking and […]
So I don’t know about you, but I heard my fair share of the phrase, “Straighten up!” I think it went like this, “You better straighten yourself up right this minute or I am going to tear your behind up! Do you understand me?” How many of us heard those words? How many of […]
This month, I have blogged about generosity. (To see previous blogs, click HERE) I just believe that we need it so desperately in our world today. What unity would come in our country if we simply gave, and gave generously to those in need?! The world would certainly be a better place! So, today, I […]