Cultivating Joy

It’s an easy pattern to fall into.  Letting circumstances dictate our joy. And the soil of circumstance can be pretty darn rocky. So we plant the seeds. We plan our days, our months, our years–and fill them with all of those things we think will bring us joy. But our plans just don’t always go…

Every Hour

Especially in the dark ones. Grief and pain and loss surround us, and it is not coincidence that the songs of my youth fill my heart and my spirit when I am seeking the Savior.  This sharing of pain, this heartache, is nothing compared to the grief of a parent that has lost a child.…

Merry Christmas!

“Oh little town of Bethlehem– Looks like another silent night. Above your deep and dreamless sleep a giant star lights up the sky. And while you’re lying in the dark, there shines an everlasting light– For the King has left His throne and is sleeping in a manger tonight…”  ~~Casting Crowns And to think that…