Butterflies and Rainbows

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As our church family prepares to vote on borrowing money for our building project this coming Sunday, my heart is filled with hope. Sure, there are butterflies in my stomach because, let’s face it, we are talking about 4.7 million dollars. That’s A LOT of money, y’all. As I think about this journey our church has been on, my mind wanders …

Everyone Has a Story

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“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him. – Luke 8:39 At our most recent member meeting, Jeff wrapped things up by sharing a desire that we have as a church: for everyone to, at some point, share their …

Mommy, My Backpack Is Too Heavy!

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Honor and thanks be to the Lord, Who carries our heavy loads day by day. He is the God Who saves us. – Psalm 68:19 NLV “Mommy, my backpack is too heavy!” Sully complained. “You only have to carry it a little ways. If it’s too heavy, let me carry it,” I remind him as we make our way out …

For Display Only

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It was here! A new TARGET catalog. A perfect showcase of all the wonderfully, beautiful things I could own: farmhouse tables, elegant dishes, tufted club chairs, and diamond-printed comforter sets. I casually flipped through the pages while my son, Jack, looked on. “I like those chairs, mommy.” I giggle to myself. Because what the TARGET catalog doesn’t show is how …

Are You Listening?

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“I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.” – Psalm 17:6 ESV Do you ever find yourself wondering, “Is anyone even listening to me!?” I do. Sometimes it seems like my words are only falling on deaf ears. We all joke that some us have “selective hearing”–a condition in …