Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails...

1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Amidst Change

Times change.  People change.  Circumstances change.  But, Jesus doesn't...and His love remains.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  Hebrews 13:8

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:  “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.  Jeremiah 31:3

Much Love,

Friday, February 1, 2013

Staying Focused

Staying focused.  Wow...that can be a tall order.  I admit, I am a little ADHD, focus is something allusive to me at times.  Someone hollers "Squirrel" and my attention averts quicker than a humming bird.  I hate this.
We are powerless without the "Power Source", Jesus.  How can a light shine without power?  How can a river run without water?  How can I walk in the ways of God if I don't stay focused on Him?

  Staying focused on Jesus face, what He says to me.  Knowing what He says about me and to me, then maintaining my face forward, looking neither right or left.  Following Him as He leads.
 When I do this, distractions disappear.  Opinions of others cease to matter when my full attention is on the Savior.  Drama ceases.  Purpose again fills my life.
 When I am focused my weaknesses disappear and His strength manifests itself in me.  
 Fears move way to confidence.
Hope flourishes.  Doubts fade and Love is manifested....felt down to the toes.  God provides.
  Burdens disappear behind blinders.  Paths of hope and direction are reveiled.
 With God front and center, every need is fulfilled.  My way becomes clear.
  I am filled with peace.  He's in control.
 And, He's so good to redirect His ADHD daughter.  His grace is sufficient.  When I struggle, all I need do is ask Him for help.  He knows I struggle and He loves me still. 

Fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith...  
Hebrews 12:2

...Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.  
Philippians 3: 13&14

Do not swerve to the right or left; keep your feet from evil.  
Proverbs 4:27

Much Love,

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Psalm 62:5-8

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God;he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

   Rest is found in God alone.

Much Love,

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Moving On

  Yes, the rumors are true.  This season of life is drawing to a close.  We are selling the farm, the business and moving into the next season of life.  The past year has been a year of soul searching and  redirection.  Each season is for our growth and to experience the goodness of God in different ways.  I have loved these last years.  So much has happened.  I will hold this time close to my heart.  But God made it evident, our time at the farm is done and its time to move forward.
  Forward.  Focused.  On purpose.  One step at a time, illuminated by the lamp, our Father in Heaven.  On purpose, and for a purpose. 
   We've felt a tugging on our hearts to the northern mountains.   I am excited.  I so love the farm, but am anxious to experience God's goodness through the wind in the pines and cedars.  I am excited to teach my kids the art of huckleberry picking.  To continue in the joy of simplicity, and the beauty of God's creation. 
  There are chapters in life.  Each of us has a novel, with our names on the cover.  Some chapters in the book are short, while others are longer.  Some are joyous, while others more challenging.  My prayer: that my story will glorify God.  That God would grant me the patience, wisdom and discernment to walk as He leads......  God is big, and His love for us is unfathomable.  Surrendering it all to Him, that's where weakness is made perfect: in His strength. 
  I will always hold this place dear to my heart.  So many wonderful experiences, faces and times...but I find myself longing for the next chapter of life as well.  
  God is calling us all forward.  One step at a time.  This chapter has been such a blessing.  In whatever happens, the next will be too, because God is good. 
  Much Love,

Monday, January 7, 2013

By the Fire

 It's frosty and frozen outside.  I sit near the wood stove, the house quiet.  It's warm next to the fire.  My kids are loving this winter.  Their snow pants in varying levels of dampness, are hung to dry.   Waiting for a tomorrow of play.  The kids are not afraid of the cold...especially when snow is involved.
  Sitting next to the fire takes me back, though not far.  My childhood.  Staring into the warm fire on a quiet cold winter evening.  Frost on the windows and snow outside. 
  There is a peace that transcends a quiet winter's night.  The clear crystal snow flakes gently falling, coming to rest on the earthen floor outside.  When not covered by clouds, the winter moon reflecting its light off the snow.  The outside world... illuminated.  A winter's night....beautiful.
  I am counting my blessings.  I have been blessed.  Childhood memories transcending my present existence.  They are now completing themselves, full circle, in the minds of my own children. Winter, a time of peace.  Life has slowed down.  All is tucked in; taken care of.  It's time to watch from the window, hot cocoa in hand.  Time to sit in the rocker with a quilt, loved ones and a good book.  Reading stories that come alive while next to the crackling fire.  Imaginations awakened in little ones slipper clad in warm jammies.   It's a cold winter's night, but inside, life is tucked in snugly.  Blessing are present for the counting.  Little pieces of God's grace....there for the relishing.  When one stops long enough to see it.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.  
    James 1:17 NIV

Blessings and Love to You,


Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Merry Christmas!  It's been a long time since I 've written.  I really miss this.  Today I wanted to express my thanksgiving....for my Savior Jesus Christ...the reason for Christmas..... His love is never ending....and because of Him, I am complete.

Merry Christmas!  Accept the only peace...the true peace that's offered to anyone that will accept it....Jesus.  His hand is beckoning your heart.  Answer Him.  It's only through Him you'll have a complete life.  He loves you more than you'll ever know.  Merry Christmas!
  Much Love,

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lion of Judah

Revelations 5:5
  "Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed......."

 A Lion.  Powerful.  Respected.  Authority.  

I trust in you, Lion of Judah.  All I can say....I am without words.  I am on my knees.  I was created to worship you.  The only thing I can do.  Worship You.  Fall before you.  I am nothing, yet you walk beside me.  You protect me.   You prepare my path.  You provide.  Your presence casts out my fears.  You are my strength.  Apart from you I am nothing.  Lion of Judah.........


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