However, a house is only so big and there are only so many places to collect shells and pictures and things that mostly collect dust…. not something I am fond of collecting! … More Self, what do you love to collect?
Many people collect things -salt shakers, seashells, accomplishments, awards. I’m not a collector of things but I am a collector of encounters in the middle of life circumstances with Jesus. … More Saturday Share: Ruth Snell – Seeking to Live in Abundance
In my imagination, I can see you (if you’ve stuck with me this long) nodding your head. We all practice self-talk, whether we are aware of it or not. In fact, if our self-talk is not redeemed by Christ, we are probably our own worst enemy. … More Self, how are you doin’ today?
Who is Randy Brittain? He is my husband of 29 years, best friend, and lifelong partner on our zig-zagging, adventurous journey with Jesus! He’s also one of the most intelligent people I know, father of our two robust seeds and successful manager over our homestead. He comes equipped with a generous heart, which he protects with … More Saturday Share: Randy Brittain, SunTanned Feet Man
My first thoughts were of physical comforts, but they are all temporary. And then I thought of this picture of my dad, which he sent me this week in a text. My dad is 75 and he does not usually take selfies. Nor does my dad usually shave all of his jet black hair off his head. Unusual! … More FMF: Self, where is your comfort?
Good Shepherd, my Shepherd, You prepare for all Your lambs the best foods – no matter the pasture land. And I get to come to Your banquet table to dine with You in Light, Peace and JOY because You Shepherd have commanded the enemy to stand at bay while we feast together. … More A personal thought on being His lamb
Because we belong to Jesus (we are His and He is ours) we are able to meet overwhelming circumstances face to face with confidence and bold JOY. Jesus is our example. He encountered crowds of physically, emotionally and mentally broken and hurting people who pressed in on Him everywhere He traveled. We carry God’s compassion, just as Jesus did; so we don’t have to duck from any person in distress. … More …What I have I give you
Trying to control everything has been wearing me out. If you ever struggle with this you will know what I mean. It’s tiring. It sucks the life out of you. But Jesus came to give life, and every single day is a choice to accept the life he gives, every single day is a choice to follow. You don’t have to worry about it, you can always wait for it. You can always stop what your doing, you can always give it up, give it to god, and wait “patiently” for him. It restores your soul and builds a kind of faith and trust in the Lord that no one can ever take away from you, no matter what happens. … More Saturday Share: Brad Milford – the miracle of a captive set free
And so with the limited vision of standing at the beginning of something new, I am determined to let go and follow Jesus wherever He leads. I feel the security of remembering His past faithfulness. And yet, I am fully aware of the ambivalence of knowing not the path nor the destination of His leading. … More Drop what you hold…
I grew weary of the wrestling and spinning and the voices and the questions and doubts. Honestly, I love that place of surrender! As difficult as it is for me to get there sometimes, it is the best feeling to drop all the baggage I’ve agreed to carry and crumple at the feet of Jesus. … More Trust is the anchor holding me in the boat
I’m sitting today, quietly reflecting on the magnitude of the last four days. There’s joy in my heart, and a deep, satisfied soreness in my muscles and a tired feeling in my bones. It’s the kind of tired soreness you feel with a great deal of satisfaction after you’ve experienced a victory in an arena … More Community: We want it, but how does it happen?
It’s fascinating, isn’t it, if we think about Abram as real man who lived with his father’s household, had a wife and people working for him, who tended livestock for a living, and that one day God leaned into Abram’s world with an assignment.
Can you imagine? … More That one day
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt;
you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach,
the restorer of streets to dwell in. Isaiah 58:12 esv … More Ruins to Historic Landmark
My most vivid memory of sharing ministry time with Chloe is that she carried a pocket-sized artist pad of paper and an artist’s pencil. She sat quietly on a stool in the dressing room crowded with more flesh than clothing and sketched a picture of God’s love. There was a specific woman she felt Holy Spirit was guiding her to bless with her picture. … More Saturday Share: True Gold Magazine with Chloe
“Mom, I want to play the piano.” Well, we didn’t have a piano, but my friend next door had one. I loved to sit with her on the bench and watch her fingers move over the keys creating a beautiful melody to fill the air. I wanted to be able to play too. … More A Joy to Know You Tried to Play