Simply Grace . . . and Words

Simply Grace . . . and Words

The sermon this past Sunday centered around the five love languages. For those who know me, it’s probably no surprise that my own love language is that of words. Words have always held a tremendous fascination—perhaps borderline obsession—for me. The way they sound as...
Simply Grace . . . and to the Moon

Simply Grace . . . and to the Moon

The moon these last few days has been spectacular, so big and so bright, shimmering off the snow that we so seldom see here in the South. It reminds me of the words we moms whisper to our littles—and to our not-so-littles:   “I love you . . . to the moon and back...
Simply Grace . . . and Cooking

Simply Grace . . . and Cooking

I love to cook. No, really I do . . . or at least that is, when I know what to cook . . . and when I’m not rushed . . . and when no one fusses about what I choose to cook. So basically, five to six times a year—seven tops—I love to cook. Other days, it’s sheer...
Seeking Joy . . . and Finding It.

Seeking Joy . . . and Finding It.

Though the mountains be shaken     and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken     nor my covenant of peace be removed,”     says the Lord, who has compassion on you. —Isaiah 54:10 NIV Unfailing love . . . promised peace . . . compassion...
Seeking Joy . . . A New Day

Seeking Joy . . . A New Day

It’s a troubling world we live in. But then, I suppose, it’s been a troubling world from the moment we stepped from the Garden. The names change, the places and times change, but the struggles? They remain so very much the same. And those struggles can be . . ....