Guiding and Providing

“Where God guides He provides” Isaiah 58:11 That simple paraphrased verse, in simple but elegant fonts is printed in white on a black, chalkboard-like background. It could be hung, but instead the plaque is propped on my desk as a reminder. It was a gift from the staff of the preschool I have ministered at […]

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7/11/2021

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Insights in Scripture

Joy. Fully.

You may not have noticed the tag line at the end of all the Walmart ads this holiday season. They each ended with a play on the word, “joyfully,” and it really resonated with me. Maybe it is the brand-new, middle school, English teacher coming out in me, or maybe my life-long appreciation for the […]

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12/28/2021

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Little Lessons

Her Lord’s Lead

Today I am 45 years and 2 weeks old. A casual observer of my life, might think I am having some mid-life crisis. I ended my 12 year gig as a church weekday preschool director. I have gone back to school, enrolling at Lipscomb University and finding myself taking graduate courses where most of my […]

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8/09/2021

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Intentionality

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What Is The Best Thing About It?

Today, my first born turns 18. Last Saturday, was her last piano recital ever. I remember when she swung her legs from the bench, barely able to keep up with her instructor. Next Saturday is her senior prom. She will dress up and wear her highest heals to date. Then, the following Friday she will […]

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Meditating and Memorizing ~ Philippians 1:18-20

I come from a long line of great “expectators.” The women in my family, including my daughters, all have grand plans that we like to see come to fruition. Not only do we want to see our plans fulfilled, we want to see them fulfilled the way we want to see them fulfilled. When our […]

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Holy Week Reflections 2021

“Substitutionary Penal Atonement” – This was one aspect of one issue that my Facebook friend and old acquaintance claimed as why she couldn’t ascribe to Christianity. She is highly educated and very well-respected. She used lots of big, long words to prove her points and to elevate our give and take. She ended the discussion […]