Sitting on the back deck, I can’t help but soak up God’s beautiful creation. The sun shines gloriously. Trees swaying on the gentle breeze. Birds chirping and flying to and fro. We have had so much beautiful weather lately. It almost seems like a crime to sit inside when nature beckons. Because of the time … More His Eye is on the Sparrow
A couple of months ago, as a friend and I headed to a belated birthday celebration, my car decided to act up. The traffic light turned green, but the car wouldn’t go. Thankfully, God allowed it to get back to my place (which we weren’t far away from). We got out of my car and … More “Keep Trusting Me”
I force myself to walk slower. A seemingly unimaginable task for someone who has walked fast their whole life. I close my eyes, breathing deeply. Inhaling the scent of lavender as I walk though this small lavender farm. What is it about lavender that can almost instantly put our nerves at ease? A few days … More God Can Use You
Summer is officially here. Here in TN, summer has felt like it’s been around for a while already. This is the season when I miss the swimming pool from my childhood days. Besides swimming, there are a few other sweet reminders that summer has begun. Lightning bugs, trips to the beach, tropical breezes, juicy peaches. This past … More Keep On Shining
As the sun sets, I sit here trying to read a literary classic. It’s hard to focus with the sound of a lawnmower going back and forth in the background. As my brain tries to focus on the words in front of me, I can’t help but think of how I’m spending my time. I … More As Time Slips Away…
Have you ever talked with someone after they’ve gone fishing and they tell you countless stories about what went right or wrong during their expedition? Usually one of their stories will include the fish’s size where they’ll spread out their arms proclaiming how big their fish was. Was the fish really that big? Who knows. … More How Big Is Your Faith?
Have you ever had someone tell you to embrace your scars or to cover them up so tightly that no one will ever see? In January, I shared with the world one of my greatest scars. It’s a scar that still hasn’t completely healed and I don’t know if it ever will. It’s not a … More Embrace Your Scars
The other day, as I walked into work, a thought that ran through my mind was, “What can I do today to be a blessing to others?” The thought took me back for a second because I don’t normally have that thought as I’m walking into work, sad to say. It’s something I should be … More What Can I Do Today?
Do you remember the good ole days of taking tests what seemed like every other day or at least once a week while in school? No? I wasn’t a student that LOVED school. I loved history class, lunch and recess…but that’s pretty much it. If you sat me down and gave me a test a … More Did You Pass The Test?
I don’t know about you, but I love olive oil. Take me to an Italian restaurant where they bring you warm, fresh bread and a small dish of olive oil and spices to dip the bread in and I’m set. I wish there was an option on the menu where you could just keep eating … More Crushed like Olives