I liked the beach better last time. It was full-sun with clean water and fresh sand. The beach was strewn with partial sand-dollars, with many nearly whole ones. It was a beautiful beach combing day and the girls had fun jumping in the waves. But this time it’s completely different…Continue reading “Working Together for Good”
Have you ever tasted perfectly ripe wild blackberries, just picked from the vine?
Their sweetness and flavor are unrivaled by anything in the grocery store. Holding this basketful encouraged me, as God can grow sweet fruit among thorny vines along cement paths. He is growing good things in unexpected places of our lives!Continue reading “Hidden Bounty”
I’ve been thinking about the sea, not only because I’ve been looking forward to an outing to our favorite beach, but because I’ve been thinking about a story that shows up in Matthew and Mark, where Jesus sends his disciples out on the sea in a boat without him. And they end up stuck in a storm far out at sea.
Is there an area of your life that feels like a storm you are stuck in, and it has been continuing a while?Continue reading “On the Sea in the Fourth Watch of the Night”
I felt like making some “lembas bread” today! If you enjoy Lord of the Rings like I do, you know what I’m talking about…Continue reading “Bread for the Journey”
If you’re going through a hard season, give yourself grace! We need rest and to take care of ourselves, and not push ourselves.
As we receive grace from God, and give ourselves grace, we are more able to extend grace to the other people in our lives.
This word, “grace,” has been on my mind. But what does it look like in my practical, lived-out life?Continue reading “Give Yourself Grace”