I Have A Date // The Weekend Brew

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The early morning quiet greets me most mornings at 5:00 AM. The darkness is still an inky black and the only light comes from the bedside lamp I turn on to start my day. There is a complete hush of quiet broken only by the throwing back of the comforter and my footsteps padding into the other room. All of these pieces work together to create my favorite time of the day. A time to renew, restore, read and center. You see - I have a date! This one is so important to me that my day is not … [Read more...]

Share // Five Minute Friday

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// Share// My kids don't like to share. Even the teens, they hold on for dear life to what they feel entitled to, to what has been told is theirs. My life is much like that these days. I hold on to so many things. I hold them close to my heart, not wanting to share, not knowing how to share, not sure they are worthy of sharing. But in the holding on, I am robbing someone else of a blessing. I tell my kids they will be blessed by sharing their things, their lives, with others. And the … [Read more...]

A Matter Of The Heart // One Word Check In

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I knew my word for the year was going to present a challenge. I knew that it would not be easy to allow God to show me what it truly means to live a life of contentment, considering I find myself deep in a valley with no motivation to crawl out. I've had to do some hard evaluation over the last couple of weeks, and what I've uncovered is a heart filled with discontent. Sure I've had my fair share of disappointments over the last few years, but I've allowed those disappointments to root deep … [Read more...]