What do I do with LEFTOVERS?!?!

And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, “Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost.” John 6:12 I grew up on leftovers! As the child of a working mom and dad who only knew how to make SOS, hot dogs, and oyster stew, we stretched our dinners to help…

Balancing Act

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:33-34 Life is a constant balancing act. As a follower of Christ, wife,…

Birthday Banana Bread

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 I love spending time in the kitchen! So much so, that I could not let my birthday slip by without making something special to share with my family. One of my favorite things to make is banana bread….

Loaves and Fishes, without the Loaves

Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave…

Being the Hands and Feet

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. Romans 12:4‭-‬5 NIV I LOVE my Wednesday night bible study girls! They encourage me, they speak…

Always & Forever

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 I am a firm believer that the experiences…

Refreshing Your Spirit

For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Proverbs 2:10-11 This weekend was simply AMAZING! A few months ago, my friend Kirsten approached me about attending a local IF: Gathering with her. She had streamed the event last year, and…

Fake it Take-Out

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalms 46:10 Sometimes all you want to do is grab dinner somewhere and just be done. With 3 kids and a husband with a crazy schedule, this thought crosses my mind…

Breakfast, the Best Meal of the Day

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 The most versatile and important meal of the day in my opinion is breakfast. I have not always been…

Oh, Mollie

3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self,the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 1 Peter 3-4 Yesterday we celebrated sweet Mollie’s 7th…