Promise Land Living

Sure, you can sit with heart surrendered in a chair on Sunday morning, one metal-framed chair in a long line of a few hundred others and receive the Gospel. You can respond with raised hand when the salvation offer is made by the guy up front behind the microphone. True repentance. You and God alone […]

By |March 8th, 2015|Beautiful Life Conference, Jesus|Comments Off

He Saves the Choice Wine for the End

The firewood is stacked on the side of our house.  You don’t feel how cold it is outside until you turn the corner, the wind isn’t blocked  there and blows sharply across the bricks. The chill cuts deep.  Deeper than usual for the south in December.  I make a fire to warm up the porch […]

By |December 13th, 2014|I was just thinking, Jesus|Comments Off

The Sublime Studio: {Karen Appleton}

Appropriately so during this season of giving, how about an artist feature on an artist who paints beautiful presents?  Karen Appleton’s gift paintings would be too pretty to open if they were real.  Her work is unique, and her ability to capture light and whimsy will bring a smile to your face.  It’s a cold, […]

By |December 8th, 2014|The Sublime Studio|Comments Off

The Reverse Midas Touch

So here’s the thing.  I might like elementary age/middle school age parenting more than baby/toddler parenting.  This has potential to be the greatest revelation I have received in quite sometime.  I just never knew.  I always thought I was a tiny baby loving kind of mama, a chubby toddler loving kind of parent, but it […]

By |November 21st, 2014|A mother's heart, Ella, Homeschooling, We are weird people|Comments Off