May 4, 2014
If you walked through my kitchen door, you might smell bread baking. There would definitely be a chocolate bar hidden somewhere in the refrigerator. The floor wouldn’t be spotless, but if it talked, it would tell about how many times it had been danced on. If you came early enough, you’d smell coffee and you’d find me sitting at the end of a slightly worn, forest green couch with an even more worn forest green Bible. There would be a small, white dog curled up behind my head on the back of the couch, peering out the window at his domain. A Red Bone Hound would be snoring from his bed across the room. If the weather was nice, you’d have to come out to the front deck, because we’d be there instead, watching the morning wake up.
If you stayed long enough, you’d hear lessons on fractions and phonics along with the two wonderful and creative little girls God has given my husband, Brian and I.
Life is good, I would tell you. Not perfect, but good. I’m not perfect, either; but that’s OK. What really counts is that I’m a child of God, through His Son, Jesus Christ, who paid for all my sins and character faults.
I’ve endured some storms that I’m convinced God used to draw me closer to Him, and learned a few things the hard way: God is good. God is loving. God is in the detail. Every breath taken is a gift from Him. Husband, children, family and friends are worth more than wealth. Comfort zones stifle growth and the best lessons come from failure.
I’m married to my best friend, home school my kids and occasionally work as a corporate educator and public speaker. I’m an aspiring writer, and now, I suppose, I’m a blogger too. (Never thought I’d carry that title!)
I hope you’ll join me as I embark on a new path. I’m not sure where it will wander, but I’m excited about the journey. Come along and let’s see what’s around the next turn…
“One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that You, O God, are strong, and that You O Lord, are loving. Surely You will reward each person according to what he has done.” – Psalm 62:11-12
I love that verse. The first sentence throws out an anchor of truth you can hang onto, no matter what happens in life. The second sentence speaks of a stark reality, if we look at ourselves with honest eyes. We don’t deserve God’s goodness, because we have all fallen short of His expectations. We don’t deserve any rewards, because sin is stamped into our genetic code, and it separates us from God. How blessed we are to have a Savior, who paid the price for everything we’ve done, so that we could be called God’s children! Undeserved mercy, undeserved grace.
“I tell you the truth, whoever hears my words and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.” – John 5:24
Explore further: Romans 3:21-24, 6:23, 5:8, 10:9-10. God’s Word. God’s truth. Walk with it.