Monthly Archives: February 2014

Renovation Project


It just occurred to me that God doesn’t allow major shakedowns in our life in order to do us in, but to solidify us in our convictions. He hates ‘warm’ remember? And there is no such thing as ‘good enough’ in the spiritual realm. Sometimes there are severe cracks in the foundation and a bulldozer needs to come in…but it’s all part of the renewal project. He won’t leave us like that…all torn apart and seemingly destroyed…He’s just building a castle where a broken down hut used to be. Will we let him?

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Long Spoons

Long Spoons in Heaven and Hell–author unknown

A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, “Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.” The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man’s mouth water. The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, “You have seen Hell”.

They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking. The holy man said, “I don’t understand.” “It is simple,” said the Lord, “it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other, while the greedy think only of themselves.” When Jesus died on the cross he was thinking of you!

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Who is MY flock?

My flock are the people in my life that I am required to serve. Plain and simple!

Original post –>. Who is MY flock?.

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I just downloaded this free book on to my iPad kindle, and am choosing to encounter God and His will for me through it. Because it is a choice…right? It’s not so much about the ‘tool’, in this case the book…as it is our willingness to be reached.

Lent is two weeks away and I’m very antsy to get started…so who says that you have to wait for a designated time to walk in obedience? Hopefully no one.

So here is day 1!


Lord help me to not be anxious

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Love? But who, Lord?


I started this blog three years ago. A lot has happened since then that has resulted in what I hope is immense growth. It is fun to take a peek back and see what types of things I was wrestling with at that time…has it changed? Perhaps not as much as what I’d like to think. But maybe I can now glimpse at it with eyes capable of going deeper.

So…who are we to love? Go read the original article. 😉

Originally posted on 1/20/11—>Love? But who, Lord?

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I must have done something right…


This article, When you get it right and when you don’t had me thinking that I need to start noticing the blessed moments of my life more.

So…here are just a few that are still fresh on my mind.

I must have done something right…
*when we walk into a store and my 10 year old son reaches out for the door and says “here mom, let me get that for you” and the other patrons smile as they walk by.

I must have done something right…
*when my 11 year old daughter reaches for my hand as we leave the store, and we walk hand in hand until we reach the car.

I must have done something right…
*when I make an incredibly simple breakfast and my daughter says ‘oh, this is delicious”.

I must have done something right…
*when my son makes coffee for me and serves it to me while I’m sitting at my favorite spot in the house! reading Facebook. 🙂

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There’s a whole lot of painting going on…

Hubby is helping me get my photo studio ready, I’m so darned excited I can barely think straight. I’m so grateful for all of his support.image

While daddy works on my studio, my daughter decided to repainted her doll house.


Awesome work guys! 😉

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Happy Valentine’s Day


A day set aside for love…seems a bit redundant to those whose life mission is to love…like a day set apart for breathing. And if you’re feeling a teensy bit grumpy as I was this morning, then all the sugary sentiments might even seem a tad over the top. But then I got an invite from my sweet children. They had been planning this day for weeks. Their excitement was contagious and allowed me to get a glimpse at pure joy, and it sucked me in.

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Changes are taking place. Lord give me the grace to keep cooperating.

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