Book Review: Stained Glass Hearts by Patsy Clairmont

 Patsy Clairmont shares her broken pieces of life with the readers and uses them to show that Christ can take all of those shattered dreams and make a beautiful work of art, like stained glass. At the end of each chapter, she has an “Art Gallery” where she points the reader to visual, musical, and […]

Go For It!

“God, are you sure this is what you want me to do?  I don’t know how. Surely you have the wrong woman! I can’t do that.” About 14 years ago, during a church service, God called me into ministry. My response was pretty much the same as the one above! But my momma always told […]

Issues of the Heart

Lately, there have been a lot of “heart issues” in my family… It all started a few months ago when my pediatrician noticed that my 14 year old son’s blood pressure was elevated. She decided to keep an eye on it, told us to watch his sodium, and had him come in every few weeks […]


Last week on my Facebook page, I promised that I would update you on why I have been so quiet…so, here goes. For the past few weeks, I have been trying to figure out what the purpose of my website and Facebook page is.  I want to connect people to things that I love and […]

Even though…

I have felt God’s call on my life for years so I have served in a variety of ways…as a children’s Sunday school teacher, nursery director, choir,  VBS director, etc. In the past few years, I have really felt like I am supposed to step up and really mentor ladies but something, or should I […]

Caring with Coupons

I frequently give away things that I have gotten for free or very cheap to charitable organizations but this week I had the honor of blessing an individual personally by sharing my abundance. I was talking to a friend one day and she mentioned that she couldn’t get groceries until payday and that there was […]

Why Church

When I got home from church this afternoon, I was thinking about how much I love going to church…and I asked myself WHY.  Why do I love going to that building each Sunday morning and every other opportunity I can?  You would think it would be obvious right? Because it is where other believers are […]

Answering God’s Call

I know that God has called me to do certain things and often times I get started on what He wants me to do and then I start to feel as though I am not the right person for the job…I question my ability.  I wonder WHY He would have me do this particular thing…can’t […]

Search me

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. ~ Psalm 139:23-24 NLT~ This is my plea lately.  I want Him to search me and tell me if I am doing something […]

Leftover Masterpiece

My Sunday School class is currently going through Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted .  We are on week 2 and this morning as I was reading day 5, I was especially struck by what Mrs. Shirer says about how God can take our leftover messes and make beautiful masterpieces.  She gave the analogy of how […]