finding the healing we crave

I’m sick. Terminally and eternally ill. Unfortunately so are you. The sickness of sin permeates every person, regardless of culture, race, nationality, financial standing or popularity. There is no remedy apart from Jesus, the Son of God, who lived, died and was resurrected as the eternal remedy for that sickness that leads to death. OnceContinue reading “finding the healing we crave”

small steps towards slow growth

I got my second gardening magazine in the mail last week. It made me giddy! Flipping through all the fun veggie plants and gardening tools inspired my mind as I built an entire farm from a garden in my mind. I only ordered three jalapeno plants from the catalogue though because that is the realityContinue reading “small steps towards slow growth”

tending tuesday: a connection with Papa

Welcome to Tending Tuesday! This week I want to introduce you to Pamela Henkelman. Pamela is an enthusiastic encourager with a passion to speak, write, and coach. She believes all of life flows from our intimacy with God. She helps weary, discontent, Christian women build a deep bond with God and understand their identity inContinue reading “tending tuesday: a connection with Papa”

pausing to take notice

The brisk morning air in spring carries a hint of warmth with it and invites me into the garden. It is a sweet time to water the newly growing plants and I always love to spend time examining every little new flower or small sprout that has formed. In so doing, I won’t miss anythingContinue reading “pausing to take notice”

permission to pause

{five minute friday: permission} The alarm jingles, the phone starts buzzing, the kids have needs, lunches need to be packed and the day spins to a start. Noise and demands and distractions press in. I escape to the garden. The one place I can’t rush. The small yellow petals of the tomato flower have givenContinue reading “permission to pause”

how to read a love letter

A letter written by my great great grandmother to my great grandmother was put into my hands by my grandmother a couple years ago. It’s a letter written nearly a hundred years ago in Cuba. My son and I poured over it, translating it with fascination. We didn’t want to miss a single detail. DetailsContinue reading “how to read a love letter”

tending tuesday: tending in the quiet times

Welcome to Tending Tuesday! This week I want to introduce you to Debra Wallace. She is a writer who is passionate about helping women who’ve experienced husband’s same-sex addiction overcome shame and secrecy so they can pursue hope and healing. Ten years into her 22 year marriage, she became aware of her husband’s same-sex attractionContinue reading “tending tuesday: tending in the quiet times”

how to release the pressure

{five minute friday: pressure} My Instant Pot makes hissing sounds when it finishes cooking and releases the pressure within that it used to cook our meal. Thing is, I also hiss when I have pressure built up within me. The pressure of time demands, the pull of the phone, the responsibilities, anxieties and even theContinue reading “how to release the pressure”