Do you have a tool I can borrow?

Do you have a tool chest? Is it full or are you continually adding new tools to it? My husband bought a Craftsman tool chest because he had outgrown his smaller toolbox and needed a place to store all of his tools together. We all have tools we use in life. Some of us have tools like a paint brush, a guitar pick, a computer or even a chef's knife. What kind of tools do you use in your line of work? Last night I hosted a new Bible study in my home. We are using the book The Circle Maker by Mark [...]

What can I do?

Brooks Bello and President Jimmy Carter Have you ever sat in a room where you instantly felt like you crashed a grown-up party, no matter how old you are? I felt that way this week. Monday and Tuesday I had the honor and privilege to attend the World Summit to End Sexual Exploitation held at the Carter Center. Ambassador Swanee Hunt There were 31 states and 11 countries represented at this Summit. Some of the early pioneers in this fight, like Linda Smith of Shared Hope International, Rachel Lloyd of GEMS, Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and Melissa Farley, [...]

“I see the moon, the moon sees me…..”

Have you noticed the moon the past few nights? It's been beautiful. I love a full moon. It makes the night sky look so picturesque. One of my interns took the picture with the moon inside of the heart she drew on her window. It reminded me of a song I used to sing when I was a little girl, I see the moon, the moon sees me. The moon sees the one that I want to see. God bless the moon, and God bless me. God bless the one that I want to see." Are you familiar with it? [...]

By |2015-05-06T06:03:51-04:00May 6th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

STOP IT!

Photo credit: Jennifer O'Neal Are you a magazine reader? I find that I usually only look purchase magazines when I'm traveling by plane, because they're mindless reading. You know what I mean, the kind of things you read more as time fillers than for content. I also find that I glance through them in the nail salon. One of the biggest reasons I don't frequently purchase magazines is because of the messages they send women. What message could that possibly be, you might ask? The one almost every cover seems to convey, Your worth is wrapped up in [...]

What does tax day mean to you?

Did you get your taxes done? April 15th has a way of making people stressed out and a bit nervous sometimes. It's that dreaded day when the government, both state and federal, expects a full report of your financial situation. They want to make sure you're giving them their cut of your earnings. April 15th holds a different meaning to me. Eighteen years ago on this day, we said see you later to a very dear woman in my life, Ann Payne, known to all who loved her as Mama Payne. Mama Payne was not related to our family in any way [...]

By |2015-04-15T09:52:48-04:00April 15th, 2015|Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

How do you love?

Why do you do the things you do for others? Do you do so because you think God is keeping score? Or maybe you are? Or do you do what you do out of devotion? This morning I stumbled upon a beautiful picture of love and devotion. It was a video of a husband and wife who clearly love one another. The wife enjoyed demonstrating her love for her husband in the simple tasks of life: making his favorite omelet or making sure his clothes are crisp and clean. Her world came tumbling down when she learned she was going blind. [...]

By |2015-02-23T08:30:55-05:00February 23rd, 2015|Christ Follower, Human Sex Trafficking, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment

Yes or No?

What are you doing for Valentine's Day? Are you going somewhere special with a special someone? Are you staying home alone? Are you hanging out with friends? Valentine's Day, typically called the day for love, can be a hard day for some people. There are those who say Valentine's Day was created by Hallmark and chocolate companies; however, you can find out the real history of the day here. Whether you have a significant other in your life or you're flying solo, there is One who seeks to be your Valentine every day of the year. His name is Jesus [...]

By |2015-02-13T08:01:52-05:00February 13th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

What many have lost since their youth……….

Do you ever wish you were younger? Do you miss those days gone by when life was carefree and you didn't seem to have a worry in the world? Yesterday was my birthday. My husband has taken my birthday off ever since we've been married and spent the entire day with me. This year, however, he had to be out of town on a business trip that was unavoidable. I took the opportunity to spend time with both of my children on their respective campuses. I spent the morning with my daughter and her friends, having breakfast together and laughing until our [...]

By |2015-02-05T09:17:35-05:00February 5th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|2 Comments

He can’t wait………

Do you have children? If so, are they living at home still or have you experienced the empty nest? This school year my husband, Mark, and I became empty nesters. Just yesterday I saw a meme of a bird perched on the side of  an empty nest with a worm in it's mouth and it read, Now what am I supposed to do?" I can honestly say I haven't had to ask now what because the Lord has kept me occupied, but I miss my children. I miss sitting on the sofa with them for hours on end, laughing and talking through [...]

By |2015-02-03T06:53:49-05:00February 3rd, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|0 Comments

Ewwww! Kill it!

  You get a picture of this because I wasn't pausing to photograph the bug. How are you about bugs? Can you handle them or do they freak you out? I am a little better now that I'm older. I can handle them if they're small. But when they're big ones, I turn into a three year old little girl and start to freak and run around screaming. Have you ever seen a water bug up close? They are huge, like the size of a baseball or something [not really, more like a half dollar]. I walked into [...]

By |2015-01-29T08:27:33-05:00January 29th, 2015|Christ Follower, Women, Young Adult|1 Comment
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