Everlasting Joy

Joy. Simple Elegance. Complex Concept. Fervently Sought. Unattainable. Freely Given. Contagious. Beautiful. Just like a simple bouquet of flowers can bring a smile filled with happiness from inside a girl’s heart, so can the work of the Lord working in my life bring a smile of utter joy to my lips. Unlike happiness however, joy can … Continue reading

Creative Ambassadors

While at work today, I ran across a neat video. Now, keep in mind I grew up on the farm and am passionate about my “roots”! And, I like to share little agricultural tidbits here and there because for my friends who don’t come from an agricultural background, there is a lot they like to … Continue reading

Battle Lake

What a name for a lake, right? But, its one lake (out of many) that our family has enjoyed boating on for years. I know, I already wrote a post about my thoughts on our day at the lake. But, when we were driving home another thought crossed my mind, so I saved that one … Continue reading

Officially Summer

I LOVE the lake. Seriously. And today was an enjoyable day at Battle Lake. I grew up in a family with a boat, a tent and a heart full of adventure…and we enjoyed the lake all summer long. Yes, even without a lake cabin. So, as I jumped on the tube today and went for … Continue reading

Real Lemonade

Lemons…can they become sweet? Just this week my husband and I went to our polling place to vote in the primary elections. We were hopeful a few different measures would get the yes vote…only to discover the results were opposite of our hopes. As I was contemplating the voting results, I had a few thoughts … Continue reading

Two Minutes

Take a moment and think. What are some things that you have done in a short amount of time? How about in just a few minutes? A lot can happen in two minutes. We don’t really put much thought into individual little moments in our daily lives. But in reality, what we say in 2 … Continue reading

Graduation Fresh

Tis the season. Graduation season that is. Yes, my youngest brother has graduated high school…meaning we are all done 🙂 What an odd feeling. No more rushing home to see football games, basketball games or track meets. No more calling early in the morning to say “good luck” before my brother’s run out the door … Continue reading

  • Hebrews 12:1

    "Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us..."
  • Continually still

  • …while runnin’ on the sidelines.

  • Romans 5:3-5

    "And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."