Heavenly Minded Lifestyle, Identity in Christ

Choosing Grace in Everything

This devotion originally appeared on Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today. Crash! My stomach lurched as I sprinted into the bedroom where my 14-month-old daughter greeted me with a toothy grin. There on the littered floor, she played among a fallen lamp with a couple of scattered, small picture frames — and all the contents from… Continue reading Choosing Grace in Everything

Awaken Our Hearts, Missional Motherhood

Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.   Hebrews 4:16 “Momma, today I am going to give you a little grace,” announced my carefree, rapidly approaching  five-year-old.  She was painting a rainbow, too consumed by… Continue reading Sometimes, we just need a little Grace

Awaken Our Hearts

But it was 99% off

Let me tell ya somethin’ . . . I am a hoarder who likes to purge.  HA! -- is that even a real thing?!?   I like to think so, because like most things in my life, I live in extremes.  I am not sure when it started but remember as a little girl loving “stuff,” lots of… Continue reading But it was 99% off

Awaken Our Hearts

Keeping Up Apperances

When I was a little girl my parents used to watch a lot of British TV -- who are we kidding, they still watch a lot of British TV!   In fact, I am not sure if my mom realizes that America also makes television shows.   Nevertheless, a show they often watched was called Keeping Up Appearances.  Even as a kid I thought… Continue reading Keeping Up Apperances

Identity in Christ

I don’t think I heard you right, you don’t like french fries?

One day a friend with whom I work told me, "I don't really like french fries."  I remember thinking, "That is the strangest thing I have ever heard!"   (Let me just say -- she is pretty strange, anyways -- she likes things like cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, and baked chicken over fried.)  So, needless to… Continue reading I don’t think I heard you right, you don’t like french fries?

Identity in Christ, Missional Motherhood

Coke: The New Gateway Drug

I distinctly remember the first time my husband, then boyfriend at the time, came out of the gas station with a Coke, a REAL Coke, like the old advertisement, "The Real Thing"!  Yes, people, you are reading this correctly --  I was just as shocked as I am sure you are right now.   Well,… Continue reading Coke: The New Gateway Drug