insights from a daughter of the King, teacher, farmer's wife, and Mommy


my five minute ramble on voice

the voices i hear!
I only have 5 minutes to talk about voice.  So, I better type fast. 

It amazes me what people are able to do with their voice. 
They can bring people way, way up and they can squish people all the way down. 
They can make you second guess your beliefs, your thoughts, and your actions. 
A voice can make you change your path, a voice can make you go the extra mile.

Chances are I'll never meet the presidental candidates so all I have is their voice and the way they choice to use it does not excite me.  The voice of bullies is what hear.

It took me many many years, 29 to be exact, to figure out that I didn't always have to use my voice, that sometimes silence speaks louder.



looking out my front door

just by looking at my life
you might think i have have it all together
balancing family, work, church, sports, friends
but you would be wrong
i have been a bad friend at times
i have forgotten to send lunch money
i don't always get my bills paid on time
i argue with my husband
i fuss at my children
i have laundry piles and dirty floors
but looking at all this just makes me real
if you look into my heart
i hope you see love
as you look others look past the outside
the realness of people
look into the depths of the heart and yours?
what do you find?
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worry wart

#2 Cause of Worry
i am a worry wart
no really i am
my grandmother bought me a worry rock
when i was 8 years old
it was bad then
and it hasn't gotten any better

so as we discussed the difference between guilt and conviction
i began to worry
which do i have?
which do i answer too?
is there a difference?

are you a person of worry?
do respond to guilt or conviction?

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10 ways to win the race

This race of life gets me down.  It makes me rush and not see all that I have.  It makes me want more and more and more.  When is enough enough.  When can you say "I finally have it all.  I don't need anything else.  I'm good.  Don't worry about me."  This race never doesn't seem to end.  There is no finish line or checkered flag.  No one is going to declare you the winner.  But I can tell some ways that will make you feel like a winner.

1.  Look in to the eyes of a child that loves you, it doesn't even have to be your own.

2.  Help someone who is helpless.  A phone call, money, food.

3.  Hug your mom or dad.

4.  Call a friend just to say hey and thanks for being my friend not to ask a favor or complain.

5.  Make cookies for someone else.

6.  Buy a christmas present.

7.  Read Ecclesiastes

8.  Volunteer. 

9.  Sing! to yourself, to people, any song will do, just sing.

10.  Pray and consider that you may not be winning the race but GOD has a great reward for you.


he prefers God

"I like friends but I prefer God."
This is what my son wrote on his writing assignment. He had to use the vocabulary word prefer and this is the sentence he chose to craft.  This seven word sentence that reads so small but its meaning, wow, its meaning.  I think I'll paint it in his room for him to see for years to come with this letter.
Dear Owen,
You are going to grow up and make lots and lots of friends.  Because you're cool like that. Friends will come and they will pull and push and convince.  Preferring God will take courage and strength and sometimes you won't think its cool.  Some friends may be mean to you because of your preference, they might call you names and talk about you behind your back.  But God, He will be right there with you.  And other friends, friends of Christ, they will pick you up when you fall down and they will be a shoulder when you need a friend. And God, He will take care of you no matter what.  I am praying for your choices and the battles you are going to face and may you always make God your preference.




the simple things

Fall always find me at the right time
Right when things have gotten busy and complicated
Drama seems to wait around every corner
Conflict at every avenue
But fall makes you stop
It makes you look
It makes you appreciate
The simple things
The things you can't control
leaves will change
they will fall
and this is all part of the plan
His plan
and I have a part too
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

Photos at Stone Mountain, NC



welcome who you are
welcome where you are from
welcome what you are made of
welcome all that is good and brings light in your life

“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.  Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”   Matthew 10:40-42

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