Weekly Devotional

A Talk with My Mom

Last week, my parents came to visit us in Florida. It was such an encouraging time together as a family. We shared laughs, memories, and some late nights. We were so grateful to hear my Dad preach and my Mom share at our church's ladies' banquet. They both are so...

I’ve Got…What?

Today sent me in a little bit of a tailspin with work, projects, and just jumping back into the daily routine after the weekend. But as my thoughts raced to figure out how to try and finish out this day I honestly began to get irritated and started complaining in...

Looking for Answers?

The past few months have been a roller coaster for me. Ever since I had multiple surgeries (some years back), it has been tricky trying to balance my hormones. If you're a lady, you can understand this is not an easy task. I almost feel like I have to figure out...

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

I was introduced to making hay in my mid-teens on a hot summer day in Indiana. It was by far some of the hardest work I had done to date, but it will forever be etched in my mind as a really good memory. I was reading in John 9 and verses 4-5 really challenged my...

Sunshine & Comparisons

I love the sunshine and often tell the kids that the sun makes me happy! Typically, there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t spend at least a few hours outside, usually on the hammock, while the kids are frolicking around together. Here, I often find myself in...

Not A Fool

I don't believe anyone knows for certain where the idea of "April Fools" came from, but as I made a mental note of what today was I remembered a quote from a man's journal: "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim...

My Need

Do you ever recall the line of a song that you learned years ago? This happens to me quite often, especially when the songs are timeless hymns with rich truths. Yesterday, I was reading in 1 Corinthians 10 about God making a way of escape in temptation: "There...

One Act of Kindness

Last week was a hard week. The two little ones have been under the weather, which makes sleep difficult. Emotionally, I felt drained by some things that had come up, and it was a struggle to get everything done each day. Last Sunday, after a long week, I was given...

Irresistible Future

"Let the past sleep, but let it sleep on the bosom of Christ, and go out into the irresistible future with Him." - O. ChambersThis statement grabbed my attention out of the devotional book "My Utmost for His Highest." If we are not careful, we can be overwhelmed...

Together

She tugged on my skirt, eyes wide open and full of anticipation as she eagerly awaited my response. “Mama, want go wit you!” Her eyes sparkled like the bluest ocean. As I quickly grabbed my purse, I couldn't resist her sweet little cheeks and sticky hand holding on...