Behold the Lamb

Final words, “It is finished.” Trembling, creation holds its breath as His heart gently thumps one last time. His gasping chest has ceased to demand air. No more utterances or whispers from his parched and swollen mouth. Dried and crusted blood stain the ground below. Silence. All of creation had waited, anticipated this moment when those words would be spoken… that heart would make one final beat… it had been set into motion thousands of years before. With those words… “It is finished,” sin had been conquered, the wrath of God satisfied. Christ had taken on himself…for all mankind…the penalty that he did not deserve. Creation had waited for this triumph. Thousands of years earlier, Abraham, took his son, Isaac, his one and only...

To you, mom of young ones, my heart goes out to you. Not because your days are endless and exhausting and wonderful and difficult. Not because of potty-training or the temper-tantrums from a strong-willed two year old who was, five seconds earlier, a sweet, quiet angel. Not because of sleep depravation or because of your lack of adult conversation. No. My heart breaks because so many of you are caught up in the chaos of all the, “You shoulda _____, can’t believe you do or don’t _______, good moms do ____, good moms don’t_____….” You gotta compete with Pinterest. Gone are the simple bedrooms. Simple birthday parties. I know it’s great for ideas but don’t you ever get overwhelmed with all the possibilities? Creating – I love it, it’s part of who...

When you do and don’t SEE evidence of His glory

The past few months have been filled with much anticipation and honestly, anxiety waiting on sweet Evelyn’s birth. We have prayed and hoped that God would continue to protect her and we were beyond blessed when she entered safely into this world last Monday. But the  night before, when my daughter was in labor, I am going to be honest…I spent most of the night on my knees, crying out. Though God had already protected this baby when my daughter appendix ruptured in September. Though God had already protected this baby during all the treatments, infections, scans, radiation exposures, etc. Though God had already brought both my daughter and this baby through so much…I was full of fear and I continually spoke that to God that night. He didn’t...

JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS – BOOK GIVEAWAYS!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th, I’ll be giving away THREE copies of THREE wonderful books here on the blog site! So excited about these sources, the first being Nancy Leigh DeMoss’ Daily Devotional Reading – THE QUIET PLACE! Dripping with hope and a right perspective of God’s redeeming love and grace, Nancy’s book came to my mailbox at just the right moment. Earlier that day, I had discovered that most all of the stunning pictures I’d taken on our vacation (first one by the way in years) had been deleted in route to my computer! I was soooo disappointed. I don’t get away very often with my man for a time of complete rest and I so much wanted to have those visual memories…plus, I...

How long has He been proving Himself to you

How long has He been proving Himself to you

She’s been around for a long time. She’s all white – her name is Lilly. She’s an exceptional animal and I am one of those people who have an appreciation for animals of an exceptional quality. To me, the greatest wonder isn’t in Lilly’s accomplishments or in her grand ability to produce other exceptional babies…no, it’s what I’ve observed in her interaction with me the older she gests. Lilly just had two adorable little doelings the other day (that would be two females). Now, I can handle them, take them out of the stall, do just about anything with them and Lilly doesn’t even blink. She doesn’t stand at the gate and holler like the first time momma’s when you take them out to do whatever you...

May friendship, encouragement and grace abound!