The Love of a Father

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When I was 16 or 17, my dad caught me trying to sneak out of the house. I had the window of our living room open and just as I was getting ready to make my move… the sound of his feet coming down the creaky old steps of our home sent me running forRead more

Jesus and Friends

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Jesus, and friends (and GREAT coffee). Alright, Alright – strike the coffee (chalk that one up to an added bonus, but that’s not what we’re here to talk about, let’s FOCUS) -> Jesus, and friends. I packed these words in the suitcase of my mind as I walked away from coffee this weekend.  I packedRead more

A long wait, and a Christmas promise

Isaiah 9:6, ““For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” These words are overwhelming to me. A prophetic gift handed out 700(ish) years before Jesus Birth. Can you imagineRead more

How an outward focus leads to unrealized opportunities

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I have this plant in the landscape around our home… My husband knows my love for flowers so for Mother’s Day this year, off to a local garden center we went. There we loaded up on gorgeous plants possessing exquisite pops of color that were just what I wanted to spice up our landscape. UponRead more

My Husband Had A Vasectomy and Now I want a Baby

Sooo, I know the title of this has kind of a shock appeal that may lead people to think I’m sharing too much information, wondering what does this have to do with Choosing Him and is she really telling people this about her husband? However, I assure you this does have to do with GodRead more

Redeemed

I don’t know about you, but I have a love for words. I can pinpoint the moment when my love for them began. It was years ago, I was talking with my boss at the time, and laid out a common saying. I could tell what I said took him by suprise as he lookedRead more

A threefold cord

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells us, Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together they keep warm, butRead more

False Perfection

‘If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content’ – LeoTolstoy Perfection is defined by Merriam-Webster as ‘Freedom from fault or defect’. It can be demonstrated through the appearance of our home, the clothes that we wear, the yard that we keep, the car that we drive, our work ethic, and various other ways, butRead more

One table, many views

Sitting in a planning session recently, I was intrigued by the five women that sat gathered around the table with me. Taking a moment to step back and process our time together identified the vast differences that existed in our group ranging from; appearance, size, personality, communication style, background, approach, thought process, etc – yetRead more