Undone

I have a song in my head and in my heart lately…Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.  I have been overcome and overwhelmed by Jesus’ love for me and I am undone.  It is difficult to even pen words that adequately describe the depth of emotion that I have … Continue reading

Holy Humor

I heard a speaker recently talk about God’s sense of humor.  He made the comment that God is the most funny and joy-filled being there ever was.  I agreed with him, but somehow that comment struck me as odd.  Over the last several weeks I have pondered why that statement struck me so profoundly. Then … Continue reading

Lessons Learned

A few weeks ago I read a thought-provoking blog entitled 50 Lessons Learned in Ministry.  It was written by a fellow church planter’s wife whose blog I follow.  As I read her 50 lessons learned I could identify with each one.  I actually saved the email with her post and it is still in my … Continue reading

Winds of Change…Again

I’m sitting out on the deck with my computer and my sweetie enjoying a June evening, and basking in the joy of having accepted a nice offer on our home today.  It’s such a nice evening, but every once in a while the wind kicks up and my hair blows all over the place.  Living … Continue reading

The Cry of a Mothers Heart

Did you know that God has a soft spot in His heart for mothers?  He even likens himself to a mother several times in scripture.  My favorite one is in Isaiah 66:13.  It says “As a mother comforts her child, so I will comfort you”.  Sorry guys, but mothers might just have a bit of … Continue reading

Tornados and Trust

Sometimes life can feel like a whirlwind.  There’s no other way to say it.  I feel like I have been caught up in a whirlwind…actually, maybe a tornado…the last few weeks.  Three weeks ago we launched our new church.  It was a great weekend, but an unbelievably crazy busy weekend.  We saw an attendance of … Continue reading

Outrageous Grace

I started writing this blog in my head three days ago and didn’t have time or bandwidth to actually write, so I scribbled some thoughts down in a notebook.  I’m finally getting to sit down in some peace and quiet to gather my thoughts.  This has been an unbelievably busy week getting ready for the … Continue reading

The Need for Attention

Last Saturday I spent the day at my 12-year-old son’s first baseball tournament of the season.  It was a gorgeous spring day and we enjoyed spending the day together as a family.  When we got in the car to leave for the game that morning I remarked to my husband that I forgot to bring … Continue reading

Confidence or Arrogance

I recently listened to a Bill Johnson message on confidence and it got me thinking about the difference between confidence and arrogance.  Personally, I have struggled with a lack of confidence both in myself and in what the Lord wants to accomplish through me, so this message really intrigued me.  Bill made the point that … Continue reading

Joyful Anticipation

You know that feeling of having butterflies in your stomach when you are really looking forward to something?  Lately I have experienced that feeling quite often.  That feeling of joyful anticipation…of not knowing exactly what the future holds but knowing that it will be a thrilling ride.  The feeling of being on the brink of … Continue reading