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Milestones...

Seventeen years ago, 2 very young people made solemn vows to each other in the presence of great friends, family, and loving supporters.  Last night Brian and I watched our wedding video.  Tonight, we will steal away for a few hours to have dinner, reflect upon the last 17 years, and dream about the years to come.   Life lesson:  Milestones are important   Why do we celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and even mark a day of remembrance we call Memorial Day?  It is so important to set aside time for pointed reflec...more

Hard times to harmony...

Have you ever heard someone say, “Don’t pray for patience!”  The idea behind the statement comes from Romans 5:3, teaching patience is worked out in our lives by trials and tribulations.  But a closer look at this verse might be a good idea.  In the New Living Translation, Romans 5:3 says, “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance (patience).”   Did you catch it?  We should rejoice in the trials.  Why?  They help us develop patience.  Life lesson:  Pray for pat...more

The Promise Land

I remember vividly the day Kelly had a difficult seizure episode.  I held her quietly in my lap until the tough moment passed.  She looked up into my face and said, “Mommy, I don’t want to have seizures anymore!”  My heart broke.  I went to the Lord challenging His perfect love, insisting He heal my daughter.  In desperation, I hurled His word at Him accusing Him of making it too tough for my little girl.  In a quiet, calming voice I felt the Lord say, “Only I know the future.”    Life lesson:  Struggles have great purpose...more

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A great adventure!

Our family is preparing for a much anticipated trip to Disneyworld....more

Do you hear what I hear?

Tonight Jacob asked Brian, “How do you know if God speaks to you?”  Brian asked him, “Why?”  Jacob said, “Because I think He spoke to me.”  Brian asked Jacob what God said.  Jacob said, “God told me he has great plans for my life.”  I know my seven year old son heard from the heart of God.  Last night, Brian and I prayed that our kids would learn to hear the voice of God.  Brian and I shared such a sweet time rejoicing that God answers our prayers! This comes on the tail end of a conversation Brian and I had yesterday afternoon about a time of mini...more

Victory is YOURS!

Friday at the close of the school day, I played in a faculty vs....more

Charge on!!!

Several weeks ago a friend sent an email instructing me to take off my high heels and put on my combat boots.  It is an idea that has been on my mind constantly.  God is constantly leading me to see we are called to be IN the BATTLE.  He tells us to put on the whole armor of God.  Why?  So we can stand against the enemy IN the battle.   Life lesson:  Get IN the battle!  I sense a new urgency.  If this is a battle and we are told how to prepare for battle, why are we so seldom on the battlefield?  I think...more

Are you a World Changer?

I attended a conference recently and the speaker explained how each of us is created for a special task.  Just as we have our own unique fingerprint, we are called to leave our own unique print on the world and mankind.  Over a year ago I wrestled with the Lord throughout the night unable to sleep at all with His constant admonition, “Heather, you are a World Changer.”  Being a World Changer sounded like such a huge and daunting feat.  I was so intimidated.  I begged the Lord to choose someone else.  Since that time, my understanding has changed and the call is...more

The mirror doesn't lie...

In January 2011, I made the commitment to read, pray, and write every day.  I felt led to share some of the lessons I am leaning along the way.  At times, the lessons come from the text I am reading, and other times the lessons come from experiences lived as God shows me His truths.  Well, today the lesson came at the bathroom mirror, I am confident I am called to share, so bear with me! Lesson learned:  The mirror doesn’t lie  Several weeks ago, per my request, Brian hung a beautiful full-length mirror on the back of my closet door ...more

Be brave...

Recently, a friend told me the story of how she was having problems with a coworker.  The coworker disagreed with everything she did constantly.  She tried to resolve the differences, but to no avail.  As the disagreement continued to escalate she asked the coworker if she carried any burden of the blame for their differences.  The coworker full of pride, answer “No” and cast all the blame on my friend.  My friend admitted she was so frustrated and hurt.  So, she cried out to Christ.  The Lord told her to forgive the coworker and to apologize to her! ...more