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Announcing: Lessons Around the Table

Announcing Lessons Around the Table! Come join me around the table at my new studio for a monthly Bible study! Last summer, while studying at The Cove, God planted in me a fresh desire to teach His Word. It's what I love to do most of all - go underground and deep...

Remembering those nights – Come to the Manger

The first one was in November with six ladies. After the readings and the music ended, nobody left. We all sat and voiced what God spoke and ways to make the Christmas season more meaningful. It was as if the dam broke and with a safe audience we could admit that...

2018 Revisited

It has taken way too long to get into 2019. It seems I am paralyzed to move into the new until I revisit the old. Here are this year's questions to take a look back to better look forward. What are the best (and worst) moments to remember from 2018?What did you learn...

Crossings retreat

          Would you like to pull away to Camp Maranatha just outside Huntsville for the day - Saturday, November 3? This day retreat is 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and hosted by Central Presbyterian Church, Huntsville.   I will be teaching from...

Sorrow is lent; joy is given.

        Amy Carmichael wrote about sorrow. I have kept this in my Bible for years and it still comforts me. In┬ádays of tragic loss when my heart is wrapped around my daughter in law, her mother, and my son, I have been clinging to these words:...

Come to the Manger

          I am just going to ask - Do you love Christmas? I don't. And it bring out my every vulnerability to admit this and makes me feel sad and like something is very wrong with me. For me, Christmas is a complete stressor. Months prior I...

Backstory to You Say

              Remember this song on repeat? It still is.   Here's Lauren Daigle's backstory to You Say. She asked, 'where do I fit in, where is my security, where is my footing? The patterns she talks about in her life somewhat...

My cup runneth over

We have been so blessed to have had four occasions since June with all seven of our grandchildren!   Enjoy this little interview with all of them:   Ben's birthday, June 2018           Camp Zannie*Beene, July 2018     My...

3 ways to gain victory over your calendar

          Teach me to number my days aright that I may gain a heart of wisdom. + Psalm 90: 12. This is the prayer I've prayed for over eight years in the ongoing battle with my calendar. What I have so desperately sought is a sense of peace...

And the winner is…

            Kerry Comer!   Time for me to send out some awesome school supplies to this lovely lady. Kerry, thank you for entering the give-away and for being a long time loyal reader of the blog. I appreciate you! Readers, stay...

4 more days

            To enter all you have to do is share. Share one of my Facebook or Instagram posts or a post from my blog, brushstrokes from God's word. All the links are on my homepage. By Friday. I'll announce the winner over the weekend....