tending tuesday: five tips for practicing prayer

Welcome to Tending Tuesday! This week I want to introduce Denise Prosser. She is a wife of 22 years and a mama to 4 daughters from central IL. She has experienced several facets of motherhood including various health issues and international adoption. God has taught her many lessons over the years, and she enjoys sharingContinue reading “tending tuesday: five tips for practicing prayer”

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”

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 prep the soil of your heart

My little garden is in the back end of our yard. It’s tiny but inviting. As I stroll towards it in the morning, I feel the release of the noise falling away and the draw of peace as I near it. The little bench remains on one end, inviting us both, Jesus and I. IContinue reading “how to prep the soil of your heart”

learning gentle rhythms

{five minute friday: gentle} Gentle was the word that erupted from the young woman’s mouth as her young son reached his hand out to pat our excited pup. I wasn’t sure whether it was a command for my dog or her son. Maybe both. We demand gentleness from others but so easily fail to offerContinue reading “learning gentle rhythms”