Saturday, April 19, 2014

Doesn't it put a bounce in your step? The clouds have moved apart to reveal the sun.
It's warm on your skin. You could just bask in it. And you do.
I feel like a sunflower at times that turns a yellow head to face the sun. I just want that warmth to refresh me. It's been so long.
Do you ever feel that way in life? The warm Spring sun reminds me of God's goodness. Of how he cares about me. Really cares about me and you!
I was given a devotional book recently called, Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. Have you seen it? I'm hearing wonderful things from people of how they have been refreshed by the energizing words that the author speaks. She uses Bible verses to speak hope and joy and peace.
Listen to this: " I love you regardless of how well you are performing.Sometimes you feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of my love. No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will always be no. Your performance and My love are totally different issues ... I love you with an everlasting love that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions."  As you can tell the author writes as if Jesus Himself is spaking directly to you. She ends each mini lesson with scripture verses that you can look up.
 I encourage you to get a copy! It will warm your soul like the sun on a fresh, Spring day.

I had to share my birthday cake with you. I wish you were right hear to have a piece. My sweet man made this zebra cake for me. Isn't he sweet!

Take care my friends!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Happy Spring, dear friends!

I wanted to share with you this warm and yummy dish I made tonight. It's one of those MEAT AND POTATOES meals that (all the) men I know want their wives to make. Trust me, ladies! This one is a keeper! Your guys will love you for it!
Now, I had to keep the cheese part of the meal a secret until after my man ate his fair share. Why? He is not a fan of swiss cheese. I never thought I was either.
But this ham and potato casserole changed all that!
Even my youngest daughter assured us repeatedly (when she saw it) that she didn't like it. (she had it once before) But somehow magically, she devoured not one, but two portions!
It's that good folks! When the kids and the husband like it, in my book, that's a keeper!!
So if you want this recipe, leave me a comment. I'll be sure to get it to you!

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

In Hot Pursuit

Dearest Friends  --
I've just learned something so wonderful I had to share it with you! 
Like, as soon as I read it!
Think back to when you were pursued. Chased. (not by a dog or police man. Think good thoughts!)
Stick with me here, this is so good I'm a bit giddy about it!
Are you remembering a guy you were sweet on when you were in school or college? Wasn't it wonderful to get his phone calls? His notes.  How about when he would drop by or give you unexpected surprises?
Weren't those times pure joy. You looked forward to his next advance. And the next.
And he was in hot pursuit!
Well, get this. God is in hot pursuit of you and me. Read Psalm 23:6 . "Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life..."  To follow in the Hebrew is the word radaph. It means to run after. To chase. To pursue. TO HUNT YOU DOWN!
Are you getting this? God's goodness, his love (HE IS LOVE!!!) is pursuing you. He's hot on your trail.
Let this sink in ladies. Meditate on this. Rejoice in this very thought.
Our God, the very God of the universe seeks to follow you passionately. He loves you!! 
WOOHOOOOOO!!! Are you squeeling with me?
This is going to carry me through the next several days!! Maybe weeks. I'm like that.
Be blessed!

If you are interested in reading more about Radaph visit A Holy Experience and read Ann Voskamp's full account of this wonderful word!