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The Gift of Simplicity

Like millions of other people, I love Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Their show on HGTV, "Fixer Upper," is one of the things I look forward to every week.  In addition to how they bring beauty to the world through their... Continue Reading →

The Lord is this Urban Girl’s Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. ~ Psalm 23:1 There are no two ways about it: I’m an urbanite.  I grew up in the city (mostly), went to college in the city, and have lived all my... Continue Reading →

Stuck and Starbucks Chai

Most folks who know me know that I love Starbucks iced chai.  The deliciousness slides down my throat with such ease, such refreshment!  Milky and sweet, with just a bit of kick at the end.  I’m salivating. It used to... Continue Reading →

He Loves Me!

But now this is what the LORD says, He who created you, o Jacob, He who formed you, o Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” ~ Isaiah 43:1 Standing... Continue Reading →

On my iTunes Repeat

Happy Friday! I've been listening to this song on repeat quite a bit in the last few months.  For me, it has the effect of soothing my fears, reminding me of God's power and promises.  It's such beautiful music.  I... Continue Reading →

Soul Rest

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your... Continue Reading →

Bridge Ices Before Road

On a recent roadtrip up I-85, I came across a sign, warning "BRIDGE ICES BEFORE ROAD."  You know the one I'm talking about.  Yellow diamond, right before a bridge.  I was up in the Appalachains, and for a split second,... Continue Reading →

Submission is Liberation

Don't worry.  I'm not forming some kind of fascist religious group.  But “submission is liberation” is written underneath a rather unlikely passage of my Bible.  I noticed it the other day as I was puzzling over what it means to be surrendered or... Continue Reading →

Rest in a weary world

Today I am struck once again by the words of one my favorite hymns:   Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what Thou art;I am finding out the greatness of Thy loving heart.Thou hast bid me gaze... Continue Reading →

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