Being still isn’t something that comes naturally to me - the word restless has come to mind often during this season. I miss being with my family and spending time at coffee shops and going out on dates with my husband. The other day I caught myself desiring control over the lack of excitement and … Continue reading Pause the Restless
*Topic requested by St. Marks U.C.C. of Lebanon, PA I love having schedules, social interactions and job interviews go exactly the way I plan. Being in control feels good, but life doesn’t work like that - perfect plans fall apart. Right now we are watching plans fall apart in a big way - and it … Continue reading Change of Plans
I read this quote the other morning: God doesn't care about your comfort, He cares about your character. My first thoughts: How rude (said in my best Stephanie Tanner voice). That quote has been ringing in my mind since last week, as I stood watching my car get towed away for service. My first thought, … Continue reading I Enjoy Being Comfortable
Did you know that for flowers to continue growing, you need to snap off the blooms that have withered up? I'm typing with dirt on my hands after doing that for multiple flowers around the yard. I used to be scared to remove those wilted buds..I thought if I snapped that stem, I'd kill the … Continue reading Oh Snap
Two people can stare at the same blue sky, with one complaining it’s too bright & the other rejoicing over the sun kissing their skin. Perspective changes everything. Have you ever felt yourself get completely bogged down around certain people? And then surge with happiness around a different crowd? It’s all about the perspective you … Continue reading I See, You See.
God is sitting right next to you. Did you know that? He is sitting next to you while you slave over emails at work, jogs right behind you at the gym & He is washing your hair at the salon. I was bluntly reminded this evening of just how close He is. You see, Jesus … Continue reading I am Pam Beesly.
Do you ever rediscover an object that stirs up the most joyful and nostalgic memories? This CD did that for me today; I found it tucked away in my car & decided to pop it in. As I drove to work, I was surrounded by flashbacks of sweating & laughing through summer mission trips. Those … Continue reading Memories for the Future
Did you know we are called to celebrate in a "season of waiting"? We aren't supposed to spend our days moping, as if we are holding out for God to bless us with some heavenly gift. It's an easy thing to do: feel as though God owe's us something, or be upset with God until … Continue reading Wait For It…
Kellye Schiffner Carver said: "When we give for God's kingdom, we simply give back what is His." I've been reminded recently that it's not just what we give back, it's how we give back. We do this with our attitudes, talents, finances, time & energy. But what happens when we give out of obligation, rather … Continue reading Be Like Buddy
I recently found myself at an event with many unknown faces sitting around a table, and someone suggested we all go around and share what we "do". I had been dreading this moment all. day. long. Each individual went around, providing their professional work title and a small description of what their work looks like. … Continue reading Identity Crisis