Another post from the drafts folder. I wrote this last year on the day Billy Graham died, February 21, 2018. One of the very first things I read, when I tuned into social media that morning, was the news of Billy Graham's passing. Despite never having met him or even attending one of his events,… Continue reading Legacies, Influences, & Billy Graham
This morning I started reading Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales. A friend of mine gave it to me when she was cleaning out her bookshelves. I have been looking for something new to read during my devotional time and thought I would give it a chance. Well I'm only a couple pages… Continue reading True Devotion
One of the things that we acquired in our move is my family's piano. My grandparents bought it in 1978 (I found the original receipt and 10 year warranty in the piano bench) for my Mom to use, and I used it when I took piano lessons as a kid. For years, I have said… Continue reading Hidden Gems
Right now our church is going through the transformational church evaluation. As we were starting the process a few weeks ago, a representative from our state convention came to talk us through what was going to happen. During his presentation, he shared something that he called the Great Commandment Matrix. It is based on Matthew 22:37-40,… Continue reading Love God, Love Others
So, there's a post drought, and then 2 in one day. Well, when it rains, it pours. 🙂 I saw this video on facebook, and just had to post it. The love in the video is just so beautiful. It breaks my heart to know that the abortion rate for babies who are diagnosed with… Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day
I have started writing this post at least three times. I'm not really sure what keeps stopping me. I guess I don't really feel like I have much to say. Or maybe I just don't know how to say what is on my mind. Friends have asked me how I'm doing, and I don't even… Continue reading Here Goes…
Although I really need to post a general life update, instead I'm going to share my thoughts on a faith topic that I've been thinking about. As you may have guessed, that topic is the Church as the Bride of Christ. I'll allow the explanation of what it means to be the bride of Christ to come… Continue reading The Bride of Christ
Today is Andy's birthday. He is my wonderful boyfriend of almost 3 years. In honor of the 22nd anniversary of his birth, you get to see lots of pictures of us. 🙂 May 2011 before our Senior 'Last Chance' Dance at W&M This is one of the best pictures of us in existence. Taken by my… Continue reading Happy Happy Birthday!