faith · life

come away ~ part three

In come away ~ part two, I identified things in my life that create roadblocks for me in walking intimately with God.  Now I’ll look at some of the ways that I can ‘come away’ from the things that battle for my time both practically and spiritually. The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms says this:… Continue reading come away ~ part three

faith · life

come away ~ part two

I just chuckle when people ask what my role is in our church planting journey.  I honestly can’t say for certain.  In fact, I often wonder why I have been given this privilege.  I really don’t think of myself as a ‘pastor’s wife’…I’m just not qualified. In fact, when my love brought up his thoughts of… Continue reading come away ~ part two

faith · life

come away ~ part one

Recently, I was asked to speak to the wives during a breakout session at a pastor’s retreat.  The theme of the weekend was ‘Come Away.’  The idea being that we need to come away from the demands of life and ministry to grow in intimacy with God. As always, as I speak to a group,… Continue reading come away ~ part one

easter · faith · food · recipes · snack happy · special days

easter treats

I’ve been mixing up a few treats for the weekend activities. There was a wonderful Good Friday concert at our sending church last night.  What an amazing evening with a beautiful group who loves Jesus.  We listened to several talented musicians and we all united in praise to our Lord for His completed work on the cross… Continue reading easter treats

easter · faith · life · special days

deepest love

Easter weekend is fast approaching, and as we make plans for the weekend, I consider the events behind the holiday. For us it is not about bunnies and eggs and chocolate; albeit, I don’t mind indulging just a little.  It is about a love so amazing, so self-sacrificing, that its depths cannot be fully comprehended.  About a King… Continue reading deepest love

faith · family · friends · life

i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth… Continue reading i am holding on

art · faith · joy in the everyday

joy in the everyday ~ psalm 30:5

Sing praise to the LORD, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name. For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, we are using Rachel… Continue reading joy in the everyday ~ psalm 30:5