A Birth-Day Celebration

🕯️ Today we light the Christ candle. This white candle symbolizes purity and light. It reminds us of the reason we celebrate on Christmas Day—a baby, a Savior, the Light of the World! “And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” AndContinue reading “A Birth-Day Celebration”

Joy & Expectation

🕯️This week we light the third candle of Advent. This pink candle symbolizes the joy of our salvation and reminds us that as Christ came into this world as a baby, now we can experience the joy of His presence forever. You have multiplied the nationAnd increased its joy;They rejoice before YouAccording to the joyContinue reading “Joy & Expectation”

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…”

Understanding, you’re my closest friend…

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”‬‬ James‬ ‭3:17-18‬ ‭NIV So many times, we hit a situation in our lives and feel like we need a personContinue reading “Understanding, you’re my closest friend…”

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”