Tending Tuesday: taking time to tend

Welcome to *Tending Tuesday*, our opportunity to hear a fellow writer’s voice, one who is seeking to encourage others in their walk with Jesus while tending her own life by the Word of God. Meet Joy Marker… Joy Marker is a hope*writer who reflects on ordinary everyday moments, as well as unexpected and difficult journeysContinue reading “Tending Tuesday: taking time to tend”

who are you holding onto?

{five minute friday: hold} It was a beautiful spring evening in April when the tragic realization hit me, I had no power to hold my marriage together. Somehow in the back of my mind for the previous 15 years, I had convinced myself that indeed it fell to me and my manipulation or control somehow.Continue reading “who are you holding onto?”

Tending Tuesday: tending in disappointment

Welcome to *Tending Tuesday*, our opportunity to hear a fellow writer’s voice, one who is seeking to encourage others in their walk with Jesus while tending her own life by the Word of God. Meet Melissa Dyer… Melissa is a writer and podcaster who has lots to say about courage. She believes that all womenContinue reading “Tending Tuesday: tending in disappointment”

who else is easily distracted?

I did it again this morning. I let distraction come before time with the Lord. The buzzing and chiming of the distractions calls to me like the ring to Gollum. My Precious, and my eyes widen and focus on that which is not worthy of that kind of focus or attention. Meanwhile my bible remainsContinue reading “who else is easily distracted?”

help in the unstable places

{five minute friday: help} Instability has come for us in fresh ways in the last year, hasn’t it? Seems every area of life has been shaken by uncertainty and instability. Plans have been cancelled, money lost, children sent home and fears have become reality for many. How can we possibly find help in the midstContinue reading “help in the unstable places”

Tending Tuesday and *a giveaway*

Welcome to *Tending Tuesday*, our opportunity to hear a fellow writer’s voice, one who is seeking to encourage others in their walk with Jesus while tending her own life by the Word of God. Meet Leah Adams, one of the first bloggers I met on my first blogging go round many years ago… An anointedContinue reading “Tending Tuesday and *a giveaway*”

how to have enough

When have we had enough? Enough to eat? Enough to drink? Enough to buy? When have we reached the point of actually being content, satiated and having had enough. The waiter stands over me, cheese grinder in hand, perched over my salad. “Tell me when it’s enough” Can you ever really have enough cheese onContinue reading “how to have enough”

how to breathe in the truth

{five minute friday: breathe} Our minds and our breathing are interestingly intertwined. When we are fearful, we take shallow breathes, even leading to panic attacks or hyperventilating at times. When we are sad and weeping, we often take breaths that reflect that. Even in our tiredness, our breathing is affected as we yawn. If we,Continue reading “how to breathe in the truth”

how to practice grace through communing with God

When my husband and I began dating 25 years ago, we called one another every day. We visited each other’s apartments and we would spend hours talking constantly. We would even run errands together. No one had to tell us to spend time together or talk with each other. The more we talked and spentContinue reading “how to practice grace through communing with God”

when His thoughts aren’t your thoughts

{five minute friday: your} It is too easy to let my thoughts and my ways follow my feelings and my own distractions. I have never been one to feel just a little bit. I kinda go all out when I do things, for the good or for the bad, it’s who I am. I feelContinue reading “when His thoughts aren’t your thoughts”

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