Learning to Listen

In March I was saying, "If we can just get through April, then we will have some space to breathe."  But May brought with it the chaos of end-of-school and final exams and one more show choir production and cheerleading fittings and graduation and parties ... and then it was June.  Really?  June, already?  Wasn't it just yesterday I was finding a new longing to listen, to learn the practice of stillness?  And now, it's June.  2013 is nearing the halfway point. This past weekend Scott and I ... [Read More]

Living in the Overflow

This past weekend I was honored to speak at the Walking Wounded Conference in Brunswick, Georgia.  As the final speaker, I had the opportunity to listen to women from across the Golden Isles share about the ministries available in that area for women who are dealing with issues ranging from pornography to post-abortive stress. I thought I'd share a bit from my talk titled "Living in the Overflow." We can never live in the abundance, the overflowing fullness, until we are prepared to give up ... [Read More]

When It’s All Good

I've mentioned before this Bible in 490 Days group I'm leading.  These ladies amaze me ... I mean continually astound me with their humility and graciousness, their wisdom and humor.  I love spending time each Wednesday with women who are excited about learning more about God through studying His Word. They challenge me and they inspire me.  I'm definitely better in every way because these women are a part of my life. I say that because sometimes we find ourselves in a good place.  Life is ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 28} To Be Content

I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me.  You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.  Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am in to be content.  I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.  In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.  I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:10-13, ... [Read More]

Under Construction: Marriage

October 31, 2007 Proverbs 31 day!  I love this passage!!  Today, Lord, as I read it – show me something new. Her husband is well-known, for he sits in the council meetings with the other civic leaders.  Proverbs 31:23 Lord, thank You for my husband who is respected and honored.  What a joy to married to a man who carries himself with such grace and humility. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Daily I am thankful for my husband … for the life he lives and the testimony to God’s grace and provision he models ... [Read More]

Under Construction: Contentment

July 30, 2008 First, help me never to tell a lie.  Second, give me neither poverty nor riches!  Give me just enough to satisfy my needs. ~ Proverbs 30:8 Lord, make this the reality in my life – to be a person of integrity and contentment. Use me today – but, oh Lord, speak to me too!  Touch me – and then, if possible, use me to touch others, in Your name. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Still my prayer … to be a person of integrity and contentment.  And to be used by God … open to Him … every ... [Read More]