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You Meet Me Here

12 Apr
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
I love this community.

Check out what everyone’s is sharing on the word HERE here.

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Oh how I love this place.
This time of the evening when everyone is tucked into bed and the house is quiet.
And You meet me here.
After all that goes on in the day, I come to You with everything.
Some days the only thing I can do is sit and absorb the silence.
Other days I come with prayers and can’t stop the flow of words.
Prayers that I lift up to You.
Knowing that You hear each one even when I can’t put them into words.
I know that I come to this place in the morning, 
but I long for these moments in the evening as well.
I just can’t end the day any other way.
I come to You.
Sometimes so full of joy and sometimes broken.
But I know that You want me here no matter how I come.
It’s overwhelming to think that You desire this time with me even more than I do.
This place is ours. Yours and mine.
Before I lay my head down, You speak to my heart.
You tell me You love me.
And there is peace.
Goodnight, Abba.

It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening.
Psalm 92:2

How can I pray for you today, friend?

Blessings,

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Lost & Found in Jesus

5 Apr
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
This is where we come together writing for 5 minutes without editing or overthinking.
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Today was one of those conversations with my mentor that was both encouraging and challenging. After I got off the phone with her, I couldn’t get one thing out of my head.

Am I pursuing ministry more than Jesus?

You see there are times that I get caught up in the “doing” and lose sight of the “why.”
I could rattle off to you the many reasons that I do what I do, but it all comes down to one thing. The most important thing.

Jesus loves me and I love Him.

Everything that I do from mothering to ministry flows out of that love.
He has to come first in all of it.
And sometimes I fail.
I try to do it on my own, inviting Him into the place where I am 
when all along it’s His invitation that I am responding to.
And then there’s grace. 
He gently reminds me that it is only by Him, for Him, 
and through Him that any of it is possible.

I want to pursue Him above all.
To stop striving for anything more than Him.
To be so lost in Jesus that there is where I am found.
That is my prayer today.



Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.
Psalm 105:4

Blessings,

A Broken Jar Leaking Jesus

29 Mar
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
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The story of the Samaritan woman at the well grabbed hold of me this week and has yet to let go. This woman who began her day as any other. More than likely she was shunned by others due to her many marriages, so she would go to the well when others weren’t there. Hiding herself so she wouldn’t be seen. And when she arrives, there is Jesus. He does something that has to shock her – asks her for a drink. She might’ve had to do a double take thinking He couldn’t possibly be talking to her. 

Then He begins to share with her about quenching her thirst with living water. She was bold enough to ask questions of Him. Was it because she so longed not to be thirsty anymore? Knowing that nothing had filled her? Thinking that if she could be filled, she wouldn’t have to come to that well anymore?

Then Jesus tells her about her life. He sees her. There was no judgement there. He knows. Acknowledging her. She pushed Him away with words of religion. He pulled her in with words of salvation. She had heard about the Messiah to come and He said “I am He.” Imagine how overwhelming it must have been. Not only did this man speak to her when no one else would, but He saw her and knew her. There is something so powerful about being seen and known. This moment with Jesus changed everything.

She came for water and encountered Jesus.
Going into the town not even thinking of the mistreatment or judgement she could experience – that she had experienced. All she could do after meeting Jesus was tell everyone about Him and that they should come meet Him too.
She became a broken jar filled to overflow that leaked Jesus on everyone around her.
Her life the sermon.

Are you leaking Jesus on those around you?

Blessings,

I Want Them To Remember

22 Mar
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
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I have been thinking a lot lately about the legacy I want to leave for my sons. 
What do I want them to remember about me?

I want them to remember what my laugh sounded like and that I did it often even when things were hard…especially then.

I want them to remember the cuddles and kisses and whispered conversations when I tucked them in at night.

I want them to remember that whenever they were near I couldn’t resist the chance to hug on them.

I want them to remember that I made mistakes and it was only in those mistakes that I truly learned what grace means.

I want them to remember that I listened and really heard their hearts even when they couldn’t put it into words.

I want them to remember that I adored their daddy and that marriage isn’t always easy, but is always a gift.

I want them to remember that I believed in miracles and that they are possible even in the every day moments.

I want them to remember that I was head over heels in love with Jesus which made loving them so much more.

I want them to remember that I loved.
That most of all.

What do you want your children to remember about you?

Blessings,

Take Care of You

15 Mar
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
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My dear sweet momma-friend…
can I speak something to your heart today?

It’s ok to rest.

You have loved on and taken care of everyone in your life so well all week long.

You’ve gotten everyone off to school.
You’ve done lessons with your babes at home.
You’ve made beds, done laundry, shopped for groceries, cleaned house, made meals, helped with homework, taxied to dance class and ball practice, supervised bath time, read a bedtime story, and so much more each and every day this week.

It’s more than ok to rest. You need to rest.
You need that time to recharge.

Momma…
one of the most important things you can do 
for your family is to take care of you.

So friend…
Take some time today for you.
Make a cup of something hot and frothy or cold and sweet.
Curl up on the couch and read a book.
Paint your nails.
Call a sister-friend.
Have a nap.
Sit outside on the porch and swing awhile.

You deserve it.
You need it.
Love on yourself a bit today, momma.

Blessings,

Home Is Where The Heart Is

8 Mar
Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.
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Home is so much more than the walls that surround me and the roof above me. 
Home is more about the people that fill my life. 

It is these four men both big and little who bring the overflow of love and laughter with each day. Moments cuddling on the couch and dancing in the living room. Sitting around the dinner table, heads bowed, thanking God for all our blessings. 

It is the nearness of my mother after many years separated. Sitting across the table from her and talking about our lives. Hearing her encouragement given from one mother to another. Being able to laugh with her again. 

It is gathering with women sharing our hearts with laughter and tears. Wanting to know God more and diving into His Word together. Longing to be the women, wives, and mothers that God has created them to be. 

It is sitting in a circle with a group of girls as they giggle and sharing Jesus with them. Listening to their hopes and dreams and their prayers offered with open hands and hearts.

It is a group of sisters never met in person but hearts knit together. Loving each other through words on a screen. Feeling less alone and lifting each other up to Him.

Home is where the heart is.
My heart is full and my cup overflows.

Every time I think of you, 
I give thanks to my God.
Philippians 1:3

Blessings,

My Ordinary Became Extraordinary

2 Mar

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and friends for Five Minute Friday.

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It’s in the midst of the ordinary, every day moments that I live a really big life. 
You see I am a wife and mother. 
There isn’t a paycheck or a plaque on a wall that could give that justice. 

I serve my family out of a love so big. I make beds, clean house, do laundry, cook meals, and various other household duties. But that isn’t what I will be remembered for by these men both big and little. It will be the moments when I listened to their dreams and said that they can do anything. It will be the moments when I wiped their tears and told them everything would be ok. It will be the moments when I hugged them and told them how much they are loved.

They will know that I have a relationship with God that made all of it possible. They will know that the love I have for them was an overflow of His love for me. That I am able to serve them with a big love because He showed me what love like that means.
They will know that my ordinary became extraordinary because of Him.

 We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:19

Blessings,