The one who “sees” you

Ever had to do an assignment in which you were asked to think about your funeral? Never. Well…I had never been either, until reading through the next chapter in the weekly devotional my husband and I have been completing together. Full disclosure: We are on our second round. Really our first and less than half. [...]

The truth about love and lists

I am here to be real. To be straight up. To share the messy. The truthful. And if you remember, I had some issues about love and what it meant for me a couple months back. All because I was tasked with making a list. I shared a little about that assignment and how it [...]

For those who seek Him

Stories. We all use stories to make a point. Stories are a more interesting way to get a message across to people. A way to help others understand a concept that may be a little hard for others to grasp. Stories keep audiences engaged. Everyone loves a good story. Well, most everyone. “Why do you [...]

Love that chooses you

"You didn't choose me. I chose you." John 15:16  My husband and I have a back and forth banter when we talk about our engagement. His comment is that I married him. My response-"Well, YOU asked ME. I simply said yes."  It is a humorous reminder that he pursued me. Chose me to be his [...]

The spirit of love

"For the whole law can be summed up in this command: Love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:14 It has been said when discussing the act of finding love, that the secret to loving another person is to love oneself first. Some may see this as selfish, but when looking at the command "to love [...]

Love that simply gives

"I filled it up. There are more left, but I stopped at 316." 316? "Yes. 316 mints." A jar. Filled to the top with 316 mints counted out by my daughter. "You know. For John 3:16-For God so loved the world He gave...and you are giving." Or so I thought. They, however, were never given. [...]

It’s OK…He gets me

I'm fully known, and loved by you. You won't let go, no matter what I do.  -Tauren Wells, "Known"   I have been blessed to have some fantastic friends who have been placed in my life. The kind that just seem to get me. Who know what I need at just the right time. And, [...]

He didn’t “deserve” it either…

"Does it really even pay to be nice?" This is how the conversation started with a fellow, empathetic friend of mine. Going over the many times we have felt like doormats in the last few months. You know what doormats are, right? They get stepped on. That's what we had felt like. We had given [...]

Letting words speak encouragement

Critics. We all have them. Some more than others. For some, it seems that no matter what you do, what choice you make, how you speak...someone is always on the fringes, just waiting and looking for a chink in your armor. It is enough to make a person crack under the pressure. To turn and [...]