The Spring time of year is so refreshing. The trees and grass take on a vibrant shade of green. The spring flowers (which are absolutely my favorites) begin to sprout from the ground giving color to the world. The temperatures warm and our neighborhoods come alive with kids playing in driveways and dog walkers passing by on the regular. It just feels good to see it. Things feel new. As I see those spring flowers come to life, I am often reminded of Dixie Cup science projects
A few years ago, our family was returning home from a Florida vacation. As we typically do for lengthy car trips, we packed in cozily with pillows, blankets, snacks, and a great podcast. I’m definitely a Southern girl, so I tend to kick my shoes off immediately – particularly if I’m in socks and tennis shoes, and kick my feet up under my butt like I did in grade school. Ten miles into our trip, I was settled into the passenger’s seat very nicely and was not looking to move an
It seems that as we grow older, many of us struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep – so we may go through many days not completely rested. Can you recall the last time you had really great sleep? Like 8 hours or more? Without crazy dreams? For me, it’s rare…but one night this week it actually happened. I woke up and realized I had a full night of sleep and I was totally rested. As I went through my day focusing on the idea of rest, a few scriptures came to mind that are quoted
Have you ever really dreaded something? Maybe it was a difficult conversation you knew you had to have. Or maybe a medical appointment that was going to be terribly uncomfortable or could result in bad news? Maybe it was a long drive – even to a desired destination. Or maybe, it’s going to back to work after a week of vacation. To dread is “to feel worry or fear about something that could or will happen”. I guess I had never really considered the textbook definition of dread.
I bet you’re familiar with the story. In fact, it’s the only one of Jesus’s miracles that is recounted in all four gospels. You may be like me and have heard it so many times that you skipped right over some of the characters in the story and didn’t give them much thought. It happens often when we get too familiar with something. We can miss something big because we make it seem small. That is what happened to me this week. My husband has taught a Life Group (for some Sunday