#butGod moments

Making Room for Christ in Christmas

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, yet with the increasing commercialism, I find it difficult to see Christ in Christmas at all… …Unless I make room for Him. Long ago, no one made room for Jesus in the inn, and instead He was born in a lowly manger among the “least of these”. Somehow…

When Your Dream Looks Different Than You Imagined

It’s funny how we imagine our dreams to look one way, yet they turn out looking totally different, isn’t it? I imagined that working from home would give me a set schedule with set hours. Having a set schedule would enable me to pack my hubby’s lunch, and make his morning coffee, see him off…

Shine On, Friend!

“He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” {Job 8:21} Life is full of disappointments, stress and pain, but we have a promise that amidst our deepest valleys, there is One who will fill our mouth with laughter and give us JOY from deep within! I know many…

Most Perfect Curve

While reading Ann Voskamp’s post it made me think of my husbands words most recently when I asked him how he really feels about me quitting my full-time job to pursue our business full-time. “I feel good about it! I finally get my wife back!” Those words spoke two things to me: My happiness is…

Heart of Gratitude

Over the weekend, I spent some time shopping at my favorite Resale Shop My Sister’s Closet. While paying, the cashier asked about my weekend and if I had Labor Day off. I responded, “Yes I do, and I am so grateful.” Her response surprised me, when she had an expression of surprise as she said,…

Be All There

Last week I wrote about waiting, and focused the post on my current wait for a baby.  What I didn’t mention is that, in addition to waiting for a baby, I am also waiting for God to open the doors for me to lay aside my full-time job, so I can start working full-time from…

Journey to Rest (Week 6)

I sat across the table, enjoying lunch with one of my best friends as tears streamed down my cheeks, “I’m struggling and I don’t know what to do.  My attitude sucks and I know it, but I can’t seem to snap out of this funk. I’m miserable.” She lovingly shared some of her own advice…

Journey to Rest (Week 5)

Hebrews 4:11 shows that rest is more than a mere suggestion from God, it’s an act of obedience. Truth be told, in my struggle to “find the time” to rest, all I’m doing is running.  I may not be intentionally running away from God; my intentions may be to do all the running for God.…

Journey to Rest (Week 4)

For many years, I maintained a prayer journal on a daily basis; praying for wisdom, guidance, and for those I loved. I wrote through the good times, and I wrote through the painful times; times where tears soaked the pages of my journal, threatening to erase the words I had written. Truth be told, there’s…