Pause in His Presence

I took a break from social media.  It was not planned. I just stumbled across a post by Pastor Laura Lee that said “Social Media Sabbatical – 21 Day challenge”.   Just reading the word Sabbatical sounded like a vacation on a shoreline to me.  I scrolled on to the next post, but I kept […]

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Be Still and Know

My word for 2016 is KNOW, as in be still and Know that He is God. I wanted to spend time in the Word studying His character and His attributes. I studied, but it feels like I spent most of this year in a classroom or lab learning these truths hands-on. When I was absolutely terrified, overwhelmed and so very […]

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My One Word for 2016 {Know}

I found my six-year-old son’s wish list for Christmas and laughed when I saw he wanted a robot to do his homework for him. As his mom, I know better.  I know homework will help him, and will prepare him for the quizzes, tests and exams that will come.  I love him too much to let him […]

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Being Still in the Storm

The pouring rain had slowed to a drizzle. My arms were full and I almost decided to just run to my car, but I grabbed an umbrella thinking I may need it later. After just a few steps, the bottom fell out and it started raining much harder. I stood there shocked trying to load the car […]

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God Pursues

The steam was just starting to disappear on the mirror as I prayed in the bathroom for God to help me.  I woke up to an intense bad dream, startled and shaken.  A cold Diet Coke and some time in the Word helped refresh and calm me.  The humming of the hairdryer stopped and a […]

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Breathe, Relax and Be Still

When we were on our honeymoon cruise, my husband and I had a couples massage. I was so excited about our first massage and could not wait to relax and unwind. Instead, it was awful. Halfway through the massage an elbow pressed into my stiff back, and the silent tears that I was holding back […]

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personal retreat {day 2}

I didn’t set an alarm, and I woke up early enough to see the sunrise! I jumped out of bed and bundled up and drove to the top of the frigid mountain. The view was breathtaking. Get out of bed, Jerusalem!     Wake up. Put your face in the sunlight.     God’s bright glory has risen for you.  Isaiah 60:1 (MSG) I […]

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personal retreat

I’m so excited to get away and meet with you.  The car can’t go fast enough as my heart is pounding in expectation.   I sing to you to pass the time – do you hear me?  Then it is quiet again.  Overwhelmed, I feel the tears well up and spill over into my lap. […]

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The Beauty of Technology

My husband and I were celebrating 14 years of marriage and after a lovely meal we strolled into the Apple Store to check on my pitiful phone battery.  He decided to go to the book store next door while I waited and watched and listened.  If you enjoy any degree of people watching, you may want […]

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