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 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

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

art · crochet · family · knitting · life · pinteresting · projects

busy hands for little ones

I have been madly trying to work on some projects for my new grandlittles.  They’ve actually been in the works for some time, but I’ve stalled here and there. A friend mentioned once that she prays for the recipient of the things she makes.  I thought that was an awesome idea, and began doing this myself.  I… Continue reading busy hands for little ones

faith · family · life

new grandlittles & joy tests

We finished up our Bible Study 101/Psalm 119 study and started a new topic in our Ladies’ Bible Study.  We decided to use the Pure Joy Bible Reading Challenge from rachelwojo.com as our springboard. We’ve only done two weeks and my joy has already been put to the test.  My Northern boy and his lovely wife just had… Continue reading new grandlittles & joy tests

faith · life · special days

faithful and full of faith

Home again, Home again, Jiggedy jig. When my Alberta girl was little she loved to read a book of rhymes at my mom’s home. She particularly liked “To Market, To Market” and would often happily repeat “homey, homey” (which was her version of the home again line) when we’d pull into our driveway after traveling. We… Continue reading faithful and full of faith

faith · life

the big but

But,  people. Not butt. Don’t you be thinking junk in the trunk. *insert finger wag* Seriously, though… I am so guilty of limiting God.  Underestimating His love, His care, His promises. I know He can…but…will He…? :: I know He promises that he will provide for my needs…but… Sometimes I get caught up in the here… Continue reading the big but