What encourages you? What gives you that extra bit of energy to slog through the hard parts of projects, days, life, and races when you want to quit, when you’re exhausted, and you’re wondering if it’s all worth it? What builds your endurance and makes you believe in yourself when want to abandon the thing?… Continue reading Day 27 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Encourage!
Yesterday a friend asked me what Bible verses I love for Camron. What an excellent question! I’ve never thought of verses for my kids, my husband, my marriage, myself, or my ministry. Now don’t get me wrong, I have precious ones I turn to time and again, but I’ve never had specific ones for my… Continue reading Day 26 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: My Prayer For You
I love you. How do those words make you feel? Warm? Happy? Unworthy? Full of joy? Thankful? Uncertain? Fearful? Hopeful? Fulfilled? Over the years I’ve heard these words from people who’ve said them from the core of their being and meant them unconditionally. And I’ve heard them from others who attach a ‘catch’ onto their… Continue reading Day 25 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: I Love You
Have you ever been in a situation that feels so surreal that you have to pinch yourself to be sure it’s happening? That, my friends, was up my morning. First, I had the privilege of watching my dear childhood friend shoot Camron’s Senior pictures. I still can’t believe it’s time for this. All morning I… Continue reading Day 24 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: A Surreal Morning
I love shiny things! I love new shoes and outfits, jewelry, crystal, oiled wood, polished stone, and sunshine glittering off the lake. I jokingly tell my husband, diamonds may not be this girl’s best friend, but sapphires, emeralds, and amethysts are some of her favorite companions. Ladies, I know I’m not alone here. And, Gentlemen,… Continue reading Day 22 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: OOOOOH Shiny!
Yesterday morning I had the joy of sleeping in. It was the first time in weeks I didn’t have to get up early and hustle out the door to accomplish some early morning task. It was cold and rainy outside, and my bed was warm and cozy--offering to be my companion for the day. And… Continue reading Day 21 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus In Your Daily Life: The Simple Things
There’s something about a campfire, isn’t there? It never fails to bring a smile to my face when I walk outside on a crisp autumn day and smell one on the breeze. Its seductive fragrance entices me to breathe its perfume deep into my lungs, savor it, and then let it go. I’m always amazed… Continue reading Day 20 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in You Daily Life: There’s Something About a Campfire
Have you ever had one of those days? The kind where you have more to do than time to do it all in. You use your time wisely, you get a lot accomplished, but the list doesn’t get shorter. Actually, you wonder if it’s getting tips from the rabbits under the woodpile. That was me… Continue reading Day 19 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: You Did Show Up Today
Has God ever stopped you dead in your tracks while reading His Word? You’re reading along, absorbing, learning, pursuing—and WHAM! The breaks engage, throwing you back in your seat. Black tire marks mar the pavement, and the smell of burnt tires fills your nostrils. That was me today. Our pastors just wrapped up a sermon… Continue reading Day 17 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Share Your Story
Me Too I was a senior in high school with two boys in pursuit I was interested in both, but which to choose? Then I discovered I was being played the fool. The game they played was harsh and cruel. The winner was who could claim my virginity My heart didn’t matter nor did my… Continue reading Day 16 of 31 Days of Seeing Jesus in Your Daily Life: Me Too