Parenting

We Will Not be Shaken

We Will Not be Shaken

Dear friends and partners, Merry, Merry Christmas to you!  As I write you this beautiful morning, I have a fire in the fireplace, coffee in hand, and you on my heart! I pray that 2018 has been a year of answered prayer in your life and that this Christmas season is full of hope and wonder! One December, not too…

Linger at the Manger

Linger at the Manger

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, the beauty and innocence of imagining an encounter with that heavenly baby boy brings joy and peace beyond description.  When I imagine the shepherds as they bowed before the King of Kings nestled in His precious mother’s arms, the thoughts of what they might have done or thought flood my mind.  Would they…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

I am praying that you are excited about a wonderful holiday season.  I love Thanksgiving so.  I think anytime I have the opportunity to be with family and friends I feel so blessed.  I love relationship more than anything.  I have the privilege of traveling some as a part of the ministry and seemingly more and more.  The older my…

Counter Culture

Counter Culture

  “Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.  A voice of one calling: In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord[a]; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.[b] 4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.” Isaiah 40:1,3-4 There is no doubt we live in a…

Your compass isn’t broken

Your compass isn’t broken

“Just because you’re lost, doesn’t mean you say your compass is broken.” The Edge My, has this statement been rolling over and over in my heart and mind. This is the perfect picture of our culture in general. We are lost, and not only have we declared our compass broken, we have surmised that anyone who thinks there is a…

Mother’s Love

Mother’s Love

Very few things have I seen in my lifetime more intense, more self-less, more overwhelming, more painful, more fulfilling, more frightening, more exhilarating and more true than the love of a mother.  Mothers demonstrate in a tangible way every day that they will willingly scale a mountain, fight a bear, be a taxi driver extraordinaire, minor in emergency healthcare, and…

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

Fear: feeling of anxiety: an unpleasant feeling of anxiety or apprehension caused by the presence or anticipation of danger frightening thought: an idea, thought, or other entity that causes feelings of fear It is my opinion, that fear is one of the only and certainly the strongest tool of the enemy.  If He can make us afraid, he can render…

Coming to the Rescue

Coming to the Rescue

Busy families require parents to be organized and often times have a routine.  My routine each day starts with a quiet time.  On a good day, exercise followed by a shower and quickly rounded off with coffee…all before the day ensues.  I don’t enjoy waking up so early and I really don’t love my exercise regime…but the results those disciplines…