Lasting treasure takes time…

My husband & I love to walk in our neighborhood, the architecture of the older homes spark great conversation. He notices structure—I notice beauty. Did their grandma always plant sunflowers in her garden? Was turquoise her favorite color as a child? Did he always dream of a home like this… All the while he’s overContinue reading “Lasting treasure takes time…”

Wisdom you are my sister…

Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call insight your intimate friend… Proverbs 7:4 I was delighted to find out the writer of Proverbs valued the character & essence of a woman. The father (Solomon) counsels his son to have a deeply connected relationship with the Word of God as one would with hisContinue reading “Wisdom you are my sister…”

Treasures New & Old

Sitting here this morning on my veranda I’m surrounded by little treasures that remind me of my granny. The glider my grandpa bought her, the painted rocks that we all painted for her garden, fresh blackberries, ivy that covered the back of their stone house, flowers—always flowers… She would’ve loved today, a cool summer morningContinue reading “Treasures New & Old”

Lessons From a Pearl

The Parable of the Pearl of Great Price {Matthew 13:45-46} Hidden Treasures series, The Pearl Community “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.” Matthew 13:45-46 /// The birthstone for JuneContinue reading “Lessons From a Pearl”

Open the Grace {Day Forty} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenlyContinue reading “Open the Grace {Day Forty} 40 Gifts for 40 Days”

Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Eight} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

Maundy Thursday // The Last Supper, Jesus Prays In The Garden Of Gethsemane Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” Luke 22:7-8 Todays Gift of Grace // We Remember OpenContinue reading “Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Eight} 40 Gifts for 40 Days”

Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Seven} 40 Gifts for For Days

Silent Wednesday // Judas & Sanhedrin Prepare for Jesus’ Arrest Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, oneContinue reading “Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Seven} 40 Gifts for For Days”

Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Six} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

Holy Tuesday // Jesus Taught at the Temple Just then he looked up and saw the rich people dropping offerings in the collection plate. Then he saw a poor widow put in two pennies. He said, “The plain truth is that this widow has given by far the largest offering today. All these others madeContinue reading “Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Six} 40 Gifts for 40 Days”

Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Four} 40 Gifts for 40 Days

Today’s Gift of Grace is Mercy Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Four} 40 Gifts for 40 Days After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to theContinue reading “Open the Grace {Day Thirty-Four} 40 Gifts for 40 Days”