Thy Will Be Done…if I’m comfortable

Thy will be done.  Saying those words produces strong feelings in me.  What about you?  Are the words comforting? Do they make you ready to run?  For me, it is both comforting and alarming.  It makes me wonder what is about to happen, but also gets me excited to see...

What Bible Time with Our Kids Looks Like

As a mom of 5, our Bible Time has looked different over the years. The last two years we have settled into a pattern that I am loving and the kids seem to do well with too. Since a friend asked what Bible time with our kids looks like, I decided I would share and...
The Bouquet of God and His People

The Bouquet of God and His People

When you look at this bouquet, some might see flowers, some might see weeds, but I just see God and his people. These flowers came from one of my favorite places on earth: Schwarzwaldeckhaus. That's a mouthful, isn’t it?! Sitting on top of a mountain in the Austrian...

Hanging on to Dollar Bills: a Mini Guide to Big Saving and Less Spending

I'm a natural saver. I blame it on my dad. From the age of thirteen (and my first official job), my dad taught me to save. His method for my paycheck savings involved putting 50% in a bank account to be "saved" and the rest I could spend however I wanted.  I later...

God Answered a Prayer that I Did Not Mean to Pray

I sit here in awe of God, once again, as I remember how God answered a prayer that I did not mean to pray! How He Answered a Prayer that I Did Not Mean to Pray What actually happened was that my heart and body called out to God because I had no idea what we would do....

My Personal Babel and Making Much of Me

I'm pretty sure I would have been the one to lay the cornerstone for the Tower of Babel. My Personal Tower of Babel I didn't always think this. In my blind pride, I used to read the story in Genesis 11 and think, "Good night moon! These people are really thickheaded!"...

Overwhelmed? Look to God!

I am going to be perfectly frank.  I did not want to write this post.  Motivation eluded me and I just could not write it.  But because writing helps me process my feelings and issues, I knew I had to write it. Feeling Overwhelmed! You see, I have this problem.  When...

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