Uncategorized / 09.07.2010

"O Triune God, who commandeth the universe, thou hast commanded me to ask for those things that concern thy kingdom and my soul." ~The Trinity from Valley of VisionI've heard all my life that God is not a genie to grant my three wishes or Santa Claus waiting for my list. Having grown up in the days of "health, wealth, and prosperity" messages, I've lived well aware of these falsehoods and abuses of the message of the Gospel. But, in my passion not to exploit God's goodness and generosity, have I stopped asking?The invitation, really command, to ask comes in...

Uncategorized / 08.07.2010

This beautiful tender ache. My soul hurts and flourishes in the being of this place and all its mortals. My friends, my sisters, mothers, brothers, fathers, and all of these. The sin-sick abides with the God image. One moment brilliant with reflection. The next blackened by the deceiver. War all around, but so many blind and ignorant. I will laugh. I will cry. I will war.I will love....

Uncategorized / 02.07.2010

I love you, O Lord, my strengthmy God . . in whom I take refuge.I call upon the Lord,who is worthy to be praised,and I am saved from my enemies.In my distress I called up on the Lord;to my God I cried for HELP!!!!From His temple He heard my voice,and my cry to Him reached His ear.(and now comes the show!)Then the earth reeled,mountains trembled,smoke poured from His nostrils,fire from His mouth.He came on the wings of the wind,covered in darkness,preceded by hail and fire.He thundered in the heavens as He spoke.He sent arrows and lightning.He revealed the depths of...

Uncategorized / 29.06.2010

The day awaits (and has been for some time). Like the impatient taskmaster it is, my planner sits open, toe-tapping, incessantly nagging me to attend to all its demands. Demands that reflect a confused mix of my own ambition, duty, desire, diligence. And fear. Written here so I won't forget, they hold seem to hold some delusive power just because they've been penned. Just words.And then I open Yours. Words of truth and power that's real. Words that remind me how my heart may plan my day, but you order my steps (Ps. 16:9). Words that, in the face of...

Uncategorized / 29.06.2010

18. workday calls home from my love just to check in19. children who value their parents' wisdom20. realizing there's so much to learn from my children21. naps22. fresh cherry cobbler23. BIG breakfasts22. more books than time23. daisies24. grace and forgiveness that strengthens and beautifies relationships25. the security of God's sovereignty and lovingkindness26. AM date with coffee, bagels, my oldest son, and a pond27. the desires of my heart and knowing Who put them there28. husband and children who desire relationship with God, each other, and me29. new love, weddings, old love, and memories...

Uncategorized / 26.06.2010

Twenty years old. Two weddings in a week. Faithful friend and cousin, honored to stand as witness to a monumental rite of passage into manhood. My son.Even as the grooms say "I do", my heart swells with the notion that his turn will arrive one day soon. After two decades, a mom knows the sober, sometimes sad truth that "time flies".Twenty and a man. Soon to honor His God, family and country and set sail on a ship. I yelled at him yesterday, like he was twelve (he was running and throwing a basketball in the house, inciting all...

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