1/25/2019 Devotional

So the Lord was with Joshua, and his fame was in all the land. Joshua 6:27 My dad once asked me what he could have done differently as a parent. My answer: nothing. I don't think that question is something that can be given any answer because in the heat of the present moment, you… Continue reading 1/25/2019 Devotional

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1/24/2019 Devotional

And there was no longer manna for the people of Israel, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year. Joshua 5:12 My 2019 will be the 2019 the Lord has planned. I can feel it. The course of something great coming along, and I truly believe it's why I've been… Continue reading 1/24/2019 Devotional

1/23/2019 Devotional

...so that all the people of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is might, that you may fear the Lord your God forever. Joshua 4:24 I chose joy yesterday. I talked to God with my husband. I met a new friend. I enjoyed the rhythm of my Tuesday. I ignored the… Continue reading 1/23/2019 Devotional

1/22/2019 Devotional

He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He kept him as the apple of his eye. Deuteronomy 32:10 I've been struggling. Hard. Depression is a very real thing in my life that I've known since I was sixteen. It's an… Continue reading 1/22/2019 Devotional

1/21/2019 Devotional

And there you shall serve other gods of wood and stone. And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword among all the peoples where the Lord will lead you away. Deuteronomy 28:36-37 A lot of people have a problem with the God of the Old Testament. I am not one of those… Continue reading 1/21/2019 Devotional

1/20/2019 Devotional

The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. Deuteronomy 28:12 I think my worst sin is making my past my audience. I do this thing where I imagine everyone I've every known or… Continue reading 1/20/2019 Devotional

Cuter than a bucket full of baby chicks.

Like, no. I'm writing with the purpose of publishing my work and achieving my dreams. This is insanity when you think about it. I had a short stint of blogging and getting somewhat popular with the whole blog thing and publishing a book with a publishing company and being a small time big star on… Continue reading Cuter than a bucket full of baby chicks.

Everything must go.

Not everything. Clothes are probably a must. But I don't know. We (my husband and I...just assume from here on out that "we" refers to me and a man I tricked into marrying me ten years ago and stays because I've hidden his keys...in the ice maker...shhh...) love watching Naked and Afraid. At first, I… Continue reading Everything must go.

The lost art of listening.

I can feel the Lord talking to me. A lot of times I make myself too busy to hear it. Dishes and laundry and teaching a nine-year-old and car washes and grocery pick ups and gymnastics classes and homeschool co-ops and field trips and family time and hurt and love and pain and laughter. And… Continue reading The lost art of listening.