Captivating Trees

A tree is a tree is a tree…how can you tell?

I took all of these pictures at my husband’s softball game a few weeks ago. All trees, although they all look completely different! Tall, short, spindly, bushy, green leaves, red leaves, needles, straight limbs, convoluted limbs…but all definitely trees. What makes a tree a tree? Continue reading Captivating Trees

One Alone, or One of Many?

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Here you are!

You believe in God, you believe that His Son, Jesus, came to die for your sins, and hopefully you are living “a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Ephesians 4:1). In living to please God and allowing the fruit of the Spirit to grow (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control~~Galatians 5:22-23), you become inviting to others who may be searching for meaning in this life. But you are not meant to be a lone ranger. Continue reading One Alone, or One of Many?

Who Am I?

My youngest son is recovering from his surgery quickly, astounding the doctors and nurses. This picture is obviously not from the past few days, as his head was shaved for the procedure, but I wanted you to see just how handsome he is!

As mothers, we never want to see our children in pain, trouble, or difficult circumstances. We would much rather take those problems on ourselves than watch our children struggle through them. Continue reading Who Am I?

Come Closer!

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What do you see? Come a little closer!

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Hmmm…more than moss and bricks….come a little closer!

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Do you see the beauty now? The mossy brick walkway creates a charming view, but there’s much more to be discovered the closer you get. The details are striking!

As I sit in the hospital waiting for news from the surgeon operating on my son, I am reminded of the verse that says, “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). Coming closer to God opens my eyes to more of who He is, and calms my heart to trust him with my circumstances. I am so thankful for His calming presence right now!

Are you facing a daunting situation? It is not insurmountable for God, nor has it taken Him by surprise. He is fully capable of carrying you through it. He has promised, “Never will I leave you,  never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5).

You are never alone! Come a little closer….