Great Provider excerpt from When God Draws Near devotions

Sharing one of the devotions from When God Draws Near: the story of redemption.  Free download ... go ahead and get your copy now! Great Provider Reading: Psalm 23 We have a seven-year-old nephew and, as my husband says, “His want-er isn’t broken.” He can open any catalog, watch any commercial, or walk down the aisles of any store and share the litany of all his wants. Of course, most of our want-ers are broken either, are they? We’ve got our own Christmas lists. They may not be full of ... [Read More]

On Gratitude

This month, we'll be a little more intentional about speaking (and writing) our gratitudes.  My prayer is that I will allow my gratitude to become my gr-attitude ... and that it will last long before the listing of thanks ends on Facebook status updates. Thank God! Call out His Name!  Tell the whole world who He is and what He's done! 1 Chronicles 16:34 MSG ... [Read More]

{Top Ten} Ways to Use a Silverware Caddy

Sometimes you get something and it's just too cool to use exclusively for its intended purpose.  Ya know?  That's how I feel about the Give Thanks Wooden Caddy I received recently from Dayspring.   It's absolutely gorgeous ... and so I decided to figure out some ways to use it beyond the obvious.   I did find quite a few! 1.  The Obvious image from 2.  A Cornucopia 3.  Candles 4.  Dish Rags 5.  Art Supplies 6.  Facecloths 7.  Flowers 8.  Bookend 9.  Remote Control ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 26} Rejoice in the Lord Always

  Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  let your reasonableness be known to everyone.  The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7, emphasis added Some days it is just hard to rejoice.   The dryer breaks, the children fight, the rain ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 18} Put No Confidence in the Flesh

Look out for the dogs, look out for the evildoers, look out for those who mutilate the flesh.  For we are the real circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh. Philippians 3:2-3, emphasis added Yesterday, my flesh was a mess.   We had a rough Monday morning ...and by "we," I mean my 11-year-old.  Nothing went smoothly for her ... and, I hate to admit, but this momma did not help matters at all.   Rather than patient, I was ... [Read More]

{Joy Day 17} Rejoice in the Lord

Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord.  To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you. Philippians 3:1, emphasis added It's Monday ... I have a love/hate relationship with Monday.  I love the fresh start Mondays bring but I hate the looming "to do" list that Mondays also brings.  So, today, I choose to rejoice in the Lord ... to keep my list of all the blessings and gifts of this day.   This post will be updated all day long. Many join in the counting of ... [Read More]