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Two Important Lessons I Learned at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Two Important Lessons I Learned at the Country Music Hall of Fame

I’m not a country music fan but I have season tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame. I’ve been wooed across the state line twice in 5 months to wander the halls with fans from around the globe. In case you’re wondering what would […]

Just the Good Stuff #1 (July Highlights)

Just the Good Stuff #1 (July Highlights)

Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22 NASB The past month was filled to overflowing. I’ve been neck deep in July and end of summer break stuff so it’s taken […]

5 Ways to Find Joy in Corporate Worship

5 Ways to Find Joy in Corporate Worship

I’m troubled by the trend among Christians of critiquing the church service—the form of corporate worship— as if we’re all judges on America’s Got Talent. But here’s the thing: Corporate worship isn’t a spectator sport and we’re not there to be entertained. I’m not saying […]

Sisters, 80’s Hair, and the Desires of Your Heart

Sisters, 80’s Hair, and the Desires of Your Heart

Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 I’ve had some trouble with that verse over the years. It’s a love-hate relationship with 15 words, really. So I want to tell you a story with a few pictures […]

Vintage Pickin’ Spring Barn Sale: What You Need to Know

Vintage Pickin’ Spring Barn Sale: What You Need to Know

Eric and I went to the Vintage Pickin Barn Sale last September and had a blast! The spring sale is coming up this weekend, May 4-5 so I wanted to do a recap of our experience in case you’re thinking about going. I took lots […]

When It Feels Like Everything Is Falling Apart

When It Feels Like Everything Is Falling Apart

My daughter, Maddie, is a student at Leavell College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Recently, she called to share what she had written in her journal after a particularly difficult few days and weeks. I was greatly encouraged by her words and asked if I […]

Make the Ordinary Come Alive

Make the Ordinary Come Alive

I love the sentiment expressed by William Martin in “The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents”. As I read it I couldn’t help think of the best advice I’ve ever received. Ancient Advice for Modern Parents “Do not ask your children to […]

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR PERSPECTIVE?

HAVE YOU LOST YOUR PERSPECTIVE?

This morning as I was reading Numbers 16 about Korah’s rebellion, I couldn’t help but realize how easy it is for us to lose our perspective when life feels hard and our circumstances aren’t quite what we’d hoped. The temptation to complain and grumble and […]

GUEST ROOM ON A BUDGET

GUEST ROOM ON A BUDGET

Empty bedrooms.  For years there were more kids than bedrooms and then I blinked. I never thought I’d see the day I’d have a dedicated space for guests. But I’m thrilled to finally reveal how I pulled together a guest room on a budget. A […]

IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR PRAYER LIFE READ THIS!

IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR PRAYER LIFE READ THIS!

Of all the spiritual disciplines, prayer is the one I struggle with the most. Each year I resolve to improve my prayer life but never feel satisfied with my progress. Last year, I got honest with myself and most importantly with God, about my desire […]