The Power of a Smile

Picture this. Your child or husband glances your way or walks in the door—and smiles just at you. It's a moment, fleeting yet formative. We love our family most, so it makes sense that their smiles are of greatest value to us. So, this means that our smile is of greatest value to them. It's…

The Greatest Inspiration to Obedience

Love is the greatest inspiration to obedience. I look over my life and see plenty of disobedience - toward my parents and then also toward God. I loved my parents and I knew they loved me. I love God and know he loves me. So, why did I disobey as a child and why do…

Peeking in Prayer, Glimpsing Glory

Images of all sorts provide memory of the days surrounding Terrell's heart attack. Thankfully, powerful evidences of God going before us all along the way eclipse the scary images. One beautiful picture imprints my heart. Before our kids left the hospital for the night, we gathered around Terrell to pray for him. Kneeling and standing,…

Passionate Pursuit {day 1} : Knowing God

I'm kinda scared to be a mom.   I didn't handle that too well. I hope I survive this. I really feel alone among my friends who are moms. I had no idea this could be so hard. Being a mom IS hard. And being a mom is FULL OF WONDER. We didn't make ourselves…