Shalom

Shalom   --------- Whether because of current events, political climates or natural disasters, Shalom is a term that has received a lot of traction lately.   --------- Shalom is a small Hebrew word with a lot of meaning. Per usual, the English language isn't able to fully encapsulate the meaning of a word when translated. …

Waiting

"Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!" Psalm 27:14 Wait. That has often been one of my least favorite words. Who likes to wait? Not many of us. This is why we shop Amazon Prime, get Fast Passes at Disney and eat so much fast food. …

New Supplies

    Confession time- I love new school supplies and school supply shopping. I love everything about it. I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and new, unused crayons. I love notebooks that are clean and have no writing in them. I love organizing new binders with beautiful dividers. Call me a nerd, I …

Home

Before I sat down to start writing and working this morning at my favorite coffee shop, I decided to take a walk around my town of Smyrna, GA to clear my head. I was immediately struck by thoughts of what the term home means to me. I love my current town of Smyrna. It has …

My Shield Still…

This Saturday will be our son Nathan's 4 year "cranioversary". Four years ago, on July 1, Nathan underwent an endoscopic craniectomy because he was born with a condition called craniosynostosis which means his head was born fused together so that his brain could not grow normally. A couple weeks post surgery, I wrote the following …

Jars of Clay

  "But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." (ESV) As I prepare for an upcoming writing conference where I will get to propose a book idea, discuss my blog, etc. there is pressure to redefine the purpose of my blog, revamp my look and define my audience. But, as I pray for direction in these areas, these verses and that chapter …