As a coach's wife, I've learned to live for several months of each year striving to be fully present exactly where I am while simultaneously preparing my heart for the what if's.
God still moved, because we had asked him to and because he knew what we didn't yet understand. We were more ready than we thought. We had to tools in our tool belt, we just needed the faith to trust we knew how to use them.
The one constant in the life of a football family is that no two years will ever look the same, and it can be easy to get caught up in the chaos of constant change.
When A Simplified Life by Emily Ley arrived, I was pretty excited until I opened the box and saw how perfect it looked. That may seem odd, but in the midst of packing for holiday travels and feeling behind in work and Powersheets Prep the last thing I felt would be possible was to simplify, [...]
This year my One Word is shifting in a way that feels like a complete 180 degrees from the 2017 word Still. I'll explain more about my 2018 One Word in January. For now, I'm going to let you in on part of the heart preparation that I have been focusing on intentionally. "Living on [...]
As 2017 comes to a close, I am taking time to reflect on goals I established in January as well as things I hope to accomplish in 2018. My 2017 Goals Were: Practice Iva May’s Chronological Bible Study Explore 3 theologian’s practice of the discipline of listing to God Read 20 books Complete one Beth Moore Workbook [...]
I've spent this month exploring much of what God says about delight in scripture. We began by defining delight and fleshing out the actions of humans that God delights in, but we moved on to how we are also called to delight in the Lord. The next step for me in this journey would seem [...]
In the You're Already Amazing Growth Guide by Holley Gerth encourages participants to write a Life Statement. The statement is more than direction. Several exercises combine to discover strengths and gifts. I've wrestled with mine feeling as if something has been missing. When reading Daring to Hope Katie Davis Major's conviction lifted the veil on why [...]
“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk. Without money and without cost. “Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance. “Incline your ear [...]
He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me. The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me. For I have kept the ways of the Lord; Psalm 18:19-21 David understood God's delight. He trusted that all good things come [...]