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Yellowstone: God's Creative Hand

September 20, 2017 - I did it. Finally! It took three months, but I finally did it! My husband and I spent three jam-packed days in Yellowst...
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Leadership, Strength, & Power

January 24, 2016 - A quick five minute glance at this morning's news displayed stories of struggles for power and control. Soldiers crossed...
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52 Weeks: #52 The End and the Beginning

December 25, 2015 - Week 52 is here. A year's worth of reading through the Bible, finding nuggets of God's message to share, pairing them wi...
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52 Weeks: #51 Following

December 22, 2015 - I don’t know a lot about sheep. Only once have I been among a flock of sheep in their natural environment. All other enc...
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52 Weeks: #50 The Gospel in Psalms

December 12, 2015 - Who knew? I surely didn't! I've read the book of Psalms many times throughout my life, but I've never noticed this until...
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52 Weeks: #48 Rejected or Desired

November 27, 2015 - Few moments are more precious than the birth of a child into the arms of adoring parents. The elation, the tenderness, t...
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52 Weeks: #47 Seasons of Change

November 22, 2015 - Change is everywhere. Over the past few weeks, we've watched the greens of summertime slip into autumn colors. We've als...
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52 Weeks: #46 Extremes

November 16, 2015 - In this day of multiple streams of information, stories of extremes seem to rise to the top. So I did a little research...
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52 Weeks: #45 Hide & Seek

November 08, 2015 - Who among us hasn't played Hide and Seek at some point? This classic childhood game is a mainstay transcending continent...
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52 Weeks: #44 I Know You!

November 01, 2015 - Who are the five people that know you the best...you know, the real inside you...the way you really think and feel about...
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52 Weeks: #43 Never!

October 24, 2015 - My husband and I have been married for over 30 years and have been blessed with the opportunity to participate in a numb...
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52 Weeks: #42 Treasure Hunting!

October 20, 2015 - Stop for a minute and think about this: How many movies can you think of that center their story lines on hunting for a...
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52 Weeks: #41 A Choice, a Promise, & a Challenge

October 12, 2015 - The first chapter of Genesis chronicles the events of creation. However, that is far from the only instance where God pl...
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52 Weeks: #40 Sleepless Nights

October 05, 2015 - How many times could you have said these words: "My soul yearns for You in the night; my spirit within me earnestly s...
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52 Weeks: #39 The 2700 Year Old Promise

September 24, 2015 - A promise was made over 2,700 years ago. But here is what is absolutely amazing about it: The promise was made to you...
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52 Weeks: #38 The Offer

September 18, 2015 - This is a real story, but the names are removed. Also, a warning that it describes some rather difficult events. The sto...
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52 Weeks: #37 Move!

September 14, 2015 - Movement, motion. It’s kind of funny. It can be really great or very annoying. For instance, a gentle rocking in a mo...
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52 Weeks: #36 Doing the Unexpected

September 09, 2015 - The odds are 3:1 against you. The threefold enemy is strong and united, aiming toward your defeat. What do you do? What...
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52 Weeks: #35 Against the Odds

September 01, 2015 - What would you do? Here you are, the country’s leadership has abandoned God, and in fact, has gone so far as to form...
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52 Weeks: #34 The Love Story

August 23, 2015 - Over the centuries of man’s existence, countless love stories have been written. Many transcend both generations and con...
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52 Weeks: #33 Which Way?

August 17, 2015 - Which Way? Have you ever been lost? Not just the “oops I took the wrong turn but will turn around and get back on tra...
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52 Weeks: #32 Just One

August 11, 2015 - Just One. I’ve been thinking…what are the things you want in your life, but you only want one? Hmmm. Let’s see…...
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52 Weeks: #31 Come and See

August 01, 2015 - The 52 Week Challenge readings for the past seven days have primarily been from the Psalms. With such incredible imagery...
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52 Weeks: #30 The Last Thing

July 25, 2015 - What's the last thing you do at night before you turn off the light and call it a day? If you're like me, you may have a...
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52 Weeks: #29 Control

July 21, 2015 - I've got this all under control. I have a plan: close on the house at the end of June, but we don't have to be out of th...
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52 Weeks: #28 Restored

July 13, 2015 - When my parents were newlyweds, money was tight. And as three little ones came along in stair-step fashion, that situati...
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52 Weeks: #27 Attacked!

July 04, 2015 - Pursued by the enemy, fearful for your life, death threat over your head. That's where we find young David in week 27...
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52 Weeks: #26 Chasing Bubbles

June 28, 2015 - It’s summer time! Time for playing outside, water activities, and…bubbles! Probably all of us blew and chased bubbles as...
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52 Weeks: #25 The Problem with Men...(and women)

June 20, 2015 - The classic story of Samson and Delilah is so powerful that its meaning carries beyond religious culture to infiltrate p...
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52 Weeks: #24 Seeking

June 14, 2015 - Our culture is busy climbing, seeking the next rung, next relationship, next job advancement, next thrill...the list con...
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52 Weeks: #23: Who Is Your God?

June 07, 2015 - Who is your god? To some, this might seem like a simplistic question, but to others, the choice is not really clear. In...
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52 Weeks: #22 The Heart of God

May 30, 2015 - In the midst of a book that is primarily a declaration of laws, you might not expect much discussion of the heart. Yet,...
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52 Weeks: #21 Something a Little Different

May 25, 2015 - I love to sing. The highlight of my college days was to be a part of the Freed-Hardeman University chorus under the dire...
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52 Weeks: #20 Forty-Nine Times

May 16, 2015 - 49 Times I’m a mom. I have two boys. They are adults living on their own now. But sometimes I repeat myself to my...
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52 Weeks: #19 Not for the Squeamish!

May 09, 2015 - Blood! Lots of it! Poured, smeared, thrown. Blood of innocent, helpless little ones. Sounds like the latest sla...
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52 Weeks: #18 What's in Your Hand?

May 02, 2015 - I can so much related to Moses. While the big screen may depict him as this magnificent, bigger-than-life hero, he start...
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52 Weeks: #17 I Know and I Am

April 24, 2015 - I heard about this guy once that endured sibling rivalry to the max. Now I've got a brother and a sister and we have had...
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52 Weeks: #16 What Is Your Name?

April 19, 2015 - Do you know the names of these flowers? How about this one?...
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52 Weeks: #15 What Are You Building?

April 12, 2015 - I visited Washington, DC, for the first time in 2009. I knew very little about where to go and how to travel in the city...
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52 Weeks: #14 Why?

April 04, 2015 - I have questions. Lots of them. Some of them really hard questions like “why do precious, godly people in my life have t...
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52 Weeks: #13 Amazing Creations

March 27, 2015 - Week 13, starting from the beginning, I'll simply let the Bible tell the story. "In the beginning, God created the heav...
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52 Weeks: #11 His Hands, His Words

March 14, 2015 - Last week's readings on the 52 Week Challenge provided constant reminders of the Designer's Hand in the creation of the...
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52 Weeks: #10 Amazing Designs!

March 07, 2015 - I love being outdoors! We are blessed to live near several parks and wildlife reserves. With camera in tow, we spend man...
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52 Weeks: #6 When God Said "No"

February 08, 2015 - I have to admit it up front: I dreaded this week's readings. The detailed descriptions of Jesus' agony from His heart-wr...
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52 Week Challenge

January 04, 2015 - Hey, friends. I have committed to reading the Bible all the way through in 2015. I want to blend what I am learning from...
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The Gift

December 14, 2014 - As we near Christmas, many hearts and minds are on the gift of Jesus. Inspired by an idea that my wonderful husband shar...
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Be Still

August 24, 2014 - I have recently been given the privilege of writing an article for Christian Woman magazine that will be published in th...
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