Someone Saved My Life Tonight

A friend mentioned growing up and the 70′s and music and Barry Manilow and I Write the Songs. I don’t care how old it makes me feel. I probably know that whole album by heart. I also really really loved The Carpenters. But one song that really takes me to a special place is Someone [...]

Just for POST-erity…

I just read this on FB and wanted to post it here for posterity…get it? Post-posterity? Hehe anyway, it’s so beauty-full and a great mini-exposition on irresistible grace. And I keep seeing more puns….post, posterity, irresistible grace vs. robot resistors…. Monergism Books Comment: Irresistible grace makes men into a ROBOTS Response: I never heard the [...]

How should moms, then, live?

An interesting article here about a kerfluffle of moms taking offense that someone spoke out about her own life. How dare she?! It seems as if we dare not be excited or authoritative about our own lives, our own decisions, without fearing someone, or many, will take offense. I think we have two issues going [...]

A fine tapestry

Expounding upon other thoughts about gratefulness and being content, I just had one of those pull back and see the huge picture moments. You know, day to day life is filled with so many details, so may feelings, good and bad, so many experiences, so many desires, so many failings, that it is very easy [...]

A little bit of rain

I have been struggling for my whole life with schedules and self discipline and I have been trying lately to be more steady in several things, including studying God’s word and prayer. I do it, but not nearly enough. I really believe it’s best to start the day this way, but most days I am [...]

Blessed Increase

“The heart of wickedness and godlessness is that: a refusal to glorify God. It’s the refusal to thank Him.” – Mark Buchanan “Our fall is always first a failure to give thanks.” – Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts Devotional These quotes immediately remind me of this poem: Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue [...]

A Moment

Sunset, palm trees like lace against the darkening twilight sky dance in praise of their maker as breezes caress, cool, and dry my tears and the ching-chang-ching of the chimes charm and quiet my heart. In stark relief, the struggles of this life stand out against the fierce brilliance of God and His perfection, the [...]

One Thousand Gifts

It is almost physical. I feel Him calling me and His whisper blows me sideways, I feel it so strong. Yet. There are so many little things that tug back – dogs being naughty, kids doing chores, guilt from work not done, habits that die hard like Facebook and TV and food, my go-to’s. And [...]

Thanksgiving Proclamation

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor– and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee [...]