Deep Joy and a Friday Giveaway!

  Do you have people in your life you feel connected to, but you haven’t had much time together? There’s simply something that draws you close. Kindred heartbeats. I met a lovely lady a few years ago at a writers conference who intimidated me. It wasn’t her doing. It was all in my head. She … Continue reading “Deep Joy and a Friday Giveaway!”

A Place to Go for Strength and Joy: Word Wednesday

  I’ve noticed something about myself that I’ve never noticed before. I need to be alone. I need silence. Do you? I bet you do–maybe even more than you know. Whether you’re a mama with small children or an empty-nester like me–we need a quiet moment in the day to recharge our spirits. But not just … Continue reading “A Place to Go for Strength and Joy: Word Wednesday”

Bite of Bread: Filled With Joy

      Joy.  I think of “happy” as fleeting and surfacey but I think of “joy” as the deeper, more grown-up version of happy. Joy doesn’t depend on circumstances–not the joy God gives, because joy from God is birthed from His grace. This is how Rick Warren defines joy: Joy is the settled assurance that God … Continue reading “Bite of Bread: Filled With Joy”

Bite of Bread: The Joy of Sacrifice

My husband served in the US Army for twenty-two years. He’s been retired from the military for almost eight now, and even though we feel far removed from those days, they are etched into our hearts. As we walked together the other morning trying to get a little exercise before our day got busy, we … Continue reading “Bite of Bread: The Joy of Sacrifice”

Strength and Joy in the Standing Place of God

I’ve noticed something about myself that I’ve never noticed before. I need to be alone. I need silence. Do you? I bet you do–maybe even more than you know. Whether you’re a momma with small children or an almost empty-nester like me–we need a quiet moment in the day to recharge our spirits. But not just … Continue reading “Strength and Joy in the Standing Place of God”

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