With a Big Smile

“A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:30‬ ‭ You gotta love kids and their zest for life. I mean, who else would cheer when they see a bug? Fist bump when they reach a higher bar on the playground for the first time? Shriek with joy whenContinue reading “With a Big Smile”

A Page out of the Seeker’s Handbook

“Joyful are those who obey his laws and search for him with all their hearts.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:2‬ ‭ I’m always on the lookout for classic old books. If I’m travelling, I look for a used bookstore. Then I find the classic novels section, and scan for a particular shade of burgundy leather. If I find thatContinue reading “A Page out of the Seeker’s Handbook”

Crushing It

“In your strength I can crush an army; with my God I can scale any wall.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭18:29‬ ‭ If you tuned in today for some advice in the area of military techniques, you are going to be sorely disappointed. No military prowess here. And that’s a good thing!! I’m not a bad shot with aContinue reading “Crushing It”

Chasing the Light

“Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him.”‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭ There’s no grump like a report card grump. Jaw clenched. Eyes on screen. Toes curled with determination. Body rigid. Mind completely consumed with one thought. Get. Finished.Continue reading “Chasing the Light”

He Didn’t Need Much Reason

“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice!”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭ Are you quivering with joy? Not even after looking at this photo? (I didn’t think so, but a gal wants to know for certain before she proceeds.) I had the opportunity to view a ‘joy wiggle’ today at recess – andContinue reading “He Didn’t Need Much Reason”

Craving Connection

“The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the Lord will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭22:26‬ ‭ “Do you love me?” *pained expression* Strong hands, stained with eloquent evidence of the oil change currently in progress, pause momentarily. “Yes, I love you.” Blue eyes seek mine, intent, thenContinue reading “Craving Connection”

The Kingdom is for Kids!

“But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭ I love this. As someone who works with littles every day, I get it. I really do. The Kingdom is for kids! And those who are like kids.Continue reading “The Kingdom is for Kids!”

X Marks the Spot

““The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:44‬ ‭ Buried treasure. The stuff of legends – maps and treasure chests and lost fortunes hidden in theContinue reading “X Marks the Spot”

Worth Celebrating

“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good; celebrate his lovely name with music.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭135:3‬ ‭ “It’s 2021!” “It sure is!” I agreed. “Happy New Year!” The exclamation came at me again. “It’s 2021!! It really really is! It’s 2021!” I giggled. (It slipped out. It does, sometimes.) He was just so – so –Continue reading “Worth Celebrating”

The Search

“Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him.” 1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭ I’ve always loved wildflowers. But I haven’t known much about them. Until this year. I found a new app! Everywhere we went last summer, I searched for new plants to identify. I was absolutely floored by the variety and diversityContinue reading “The Search”