l Ever concerned about anything? You haven't even taken it to the point of really worrying about it, but you are just concerned. Thinking, mulling, pondering over a possibility. Trying to play out all the scenarios and wish God to pick the one that is yourgreatest dream?Lately, to be honest, I've been, well, concerned. Praying about opportunities, longing for God's plan, but concerned that … [Read more...] about That Which Concerns You
With about 18 inches of snow in the past two weeks, and possibly more this Saturday, the talk has been nothing but the weather! I have to agree that I'm ready for spring as much as anyone, but this old hymn just kept ruminating in my mind this week. Trust me when I say that I needed it! (Don't ask Matt.) Anyways, the story behind the hymn, Sunshine in My Soul, is that the author, Eliza Hewitt, … [Read more...] about Sunshine in My Soul
Which one is not a word? If you guessed "embetter," you guessed it right. I had to retype it because the program kept autocorrecting the spelling! (Crazy computers these days; think they are so smart.) Anyways, this week I came across the word "embitter" and it arrested me. I know, you're thinking, "What kind of freak are you? A word arrested you?" But I've always been a word freak. … [Read more...] about Embitter or Embetter?
On Monday, my Tristina and I headed off to her afternoon kindergarten class. It's a five minute drive, but she loves the attention of that little drive. The two of us have girl chat and it is usually about whatever topic she desires.This week she chose a whopper of a topic. "So why was Daddy crying when we were watching the video on Saturday?" Now you have to understand that her grandparents … [Read more...] about Hard Questions
"There's no sweeter sound than to hear your baby say "DA-DA"." This was my husband's facebook status last week. I replied that I thought "MAMA" might be sweeter. We have yet to hear "Mama," but the dada song has been going all week. I think the little one has him wrapped around that pinky. In fact, she probably did the moment she was born. Our other sweet girl, Taylor, hasn't been able to … [Read more...] about Sweet Sounds
I remember one time someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said, "A truck driver." At five years old, it seemed like a fun job to me. The truck was big and gave you a feeling of power when sitting behind the wheel. Believe me when I tell you that I'm definitely not qualified to drive a truck.This picture is of me and two of my younger siblings. One of my older sisters (there … [Read more...] about When I grow up…
Just came back from worship ministry rehearsal and it was fantastic, as usual. Our worship pastor reintroduced a song we did years ago. Nine years ago, in fact. Back then, Matt and I sat on the opposite side of the auditorium and I sang soprano instead of playing keyboards as I've done for the last ? years. I remember the Sunday that we praised the Lord with this particular song, even though it … [Read more...] about In the Presence of Jehovah
Ever read that book? Trust me, we are asking that question all the time at our house. Over the weekend, I quickly threw the diaper bag over my shoulder and caught the scent of sunscreen. Immediately a smile came across my face. Read on and you'll understand:Last summer I took my three youngest kiddos and the baby to the free Tuesday morning movies at the cinema. It's no small task to take … [Read more...] about Who’s Making that Smell?