Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

    Three Books for My Spring Reading List (Part Three)

    Earlier this week I shared about two books that are on my Spring Reading List. You can read about them here: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt and More Than Enchanting by Jo Saxton. The third book is by my friend Noel Yeatts. Noel inspires me every single time I’m around her. Awake: Doing a [...]

    So Excited about this App to Practice Gratitude

    Love, love, love this new app from Ann Voskamp. I love that I can record my gifts using my phone, in a way that makes sense. And that I can take pictures of the gifts and share them with others on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. (Note: due to privacy concerns, I disabled the location settings [...]

    Feeling Overwhelmed?

    For days when you’re feeling overwhelmed… Remember the way to Overcome the enemy Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the [...]

    I’ll Show You Mine

    I’ll show you my refrigerator if you show me yours. Tonight as I was cleaning up after dinner, I had this sudden urge to take pictures of my refrigerator. Weird, I know. Except a few years ago I saw these cool photos of people’s refrigerators. Then when I was at Laity Lodge, there was a [...]

    Beauty in Death

    Peter and I were driving home from church Sunday morning, admiring the gold, scarlet and pumpkin hues of autumn set against a cloudless blue sky. His comment struck me then and remains with me still, days later. “It’s hard to believe there’s so much beauty in death.” There’s been a lot of death lately. The [...]

    Managing Pre-Surgery (or Life) Stress

    I think I’m experiencing a little pre-surgery stress. Know how I know? I’m getting a fever blister. I just felt the stinkin’ thing under the surface, on the lower left side of my bottom lip. Just. Like, a minute ago it wasn’t there, and then, boom. Fever blister simmering. Despite the fact that I’ve applied [...]

    The Simplify Journey: Heart Start

    This week as I began my walk on the Simplify Journey, I discovered tracks that led straight to/through my heart. Perhaps that’s the only place to start on the journey to simplify. Change, after all, lasting change, is not likely to occur without some sort of impact to the heart. Initially I wasn’t so concerned [...]

    I Never Wanted Him to Begin With

    I know it’s horrible to say, but I never wanted Bailey to begin with. He was a product of divorce who needed a home. So when my ex-husband and his wife were in the middle of a divorce, the product of their marriage was sort of up for grabs. She was moving across country and [...]

    Whining to God

    I’m whining to God this morning, about the things He’s asking of me. And it’s ironic because just yesterday, I prayed, “…today I take the plunge and dive into the water.” But that was yesterday morning when life was easier. In the afternoon, God asked me to do some really hard things. So now I’m [...]

    Things Don’t Always Work Out The Way We’d Like

    But the truth is, we rarely see the whole picture. In those instances when we’re up against a difficult situation that is not what we planned, we can still know that God is faithful. He is working all things together for our good. Read what the Bible says here. On Facebook recently, a friend reminded [...]

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    Cheryl Smith