One of the things I like most about our having moved "a bit more country" is watching our kids explore nature in their own backyard. Recently, my husband took our kids through the process of making maple syrup. It started last fall with lots of research and a hike through the woods to mark the … [Read more...] about Sweetness to Come
You didn't want heaven without us So Jesus, You brought heaven down My sin was great, Your love was greater What could separate us now? Death could not hold You, the veil tore before You You silenced the boast, of sin and grave The heavens are roaring, the praise of Your glory For You are … [Read more...] about What a Beautiful Name
I could hold on I could hold on to who I am and never let You Change me from the inside And I could be safe I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home Never let these walls down But You have called me higher You have called me deeper And I'll go where You will lead me Lord ~ All … [Read more...] about Higher and Deeper or Trivial and Superficial?
"Mommy, I love you more than the history of the whole universe." This is what my six year old daughter told me as I gave her a bedtime snuggle recently. Obviously, I can't really quantify her love from these words but I know it is the deepest biggest love she can express. I have replayed her … [Read more...] about When Love is Never Second Best
She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. - Proverbs 31:25 A week before I was scheduled to go for some very invasive medical treatments last November, a friend of mine sent me a beautiful print of this verse in Proverbs 31. At first glance, this may seem … [Read more...] about Laughter Is The Best Medicine
I recently wrote a blog about purpose and happened upon this song by Ashes Remain a few days later. It's been stuck in my head ever since. Music is such a powerful source of encouragement. This song beautifully captures the truth that each day is a gift we were never guaranteed. I try to start … [Read more...] about Here For A Reason