***Word of the Week*** The word of the week is the “to be” verb. As you have probably noticed, I am a woman of many favorites. So, it only seems reasonable that I would have a favorite word. That word is “to be”. Full disclosure, my love language is time. I greatly value presence. Hearing […]Read more "To Be"
The world defines peace as the absence of troubles or problems. Basically, it is avoiding unpleasant situations. The world’s peace is situational. The peace Christ gives is quite different. It provides for us the absence of fear and anxiety. The peace of Jesus seeks the highest good for our lives. It is rooted in our […]Read more "Perfect Peace"
Jesus left heaven, was carried in the womb of Mary, and born in a stable in Bethlehem. He lived on this Earth. This verse literally says He “tented” or “tabernacled” with us. It evokes a picture of the Israelite journey from Egypt into the promised land, when God resided with His people in the tabernacle. […]Read more "The Gift of Presence"
As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]Read more "Childhood"
I cannot think of Father’s Day without feeling thankful for my Dad, John Hannah. To say I love the guy, is definitely an understatement. There are many qualities that made him the best dad in the world for me, but I will just highlight a few of my favorites. When I reflect back on my […]Read more "My Daddy"
Yesterday, I was listening to an album of hymns sung by Alabama. As I sang along to “Because He Lives” it struck me. That’s it! ”Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living, just because He […]Read more "Because He Lives"
To me, this is one of the most beautiful love notes ever written, and the love of God for the human race the most amazing love story ever recorded! I am awed by the intimacy, as God describes His love for us. He knows each one of us. He addresses us by name. He refers […]Read more "Loved"
Happy Friday friends! It is easy in the days we live in to get caught up in the “what ifs”. Whether it be in the area of politics, health, economics, or relationships…we can rapidly descend into anxiety and fear. We feel with enough effort we can control them. Yet, they take our eyes off of […]Read more "What If?"
As I wondered through Oldtown alone yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 […]Read more "Childhood"
I am often asked what my favorite scripture is. I always answer that Acts 20:24 is my life verse. I first heard it in Sunday School in first grade when my teacher, Mrs. Mack, shared it with us. I remember pondering the words in my heart. I reasoned that I wanted everyone to know that […]Read more "My Life Verse"