On Waiting, Thinking, and Other Stuff

I never meant to let my blog get dusty. I’m not sure how long it’s been since I’ve posted, but it’s been a while… I’ve been in a season of serving the Lord in various ways, praying and thinking through new opportunities, and waiting for His answer. Have you been there? It seems like God … Continue reading

God’s Big, Attentive Love

God’s Big, Attentive Love

I have much on my plate. Can you identify with that? Understand, I’m not complaining– I LOVE where God has me in life right now. But when one unexpected thing pops up it can (sometimes) just feel like too much. The faucet leaks and needs to be replaced… at 11pm. And I was going to … Continue reading

The Chesed Love of God…

The Chesed Love of God…

I didn’t mean to take all of January off from Heartfelt Reflections. I wanted to make more space in the Christmas season for focusing on Jesus and my family. And I’m so glad God laid that on my heart! I did that and not only that…  My time was also spent with a family member … Continue reading

The Innkeeper… Guest Post by Julie Sanders

The Innkeeper… Guest Post by Julie Sanders

I’m absolutely thrilled and honored to have Julie Sanders guest posting here today! Julie is a fellow team writer at DoNotDepart, a speaker, blogger, and the author of a new book entitled Expectant 40 Devotions for New and Expectant Moms. (For more of what Julie does, see below for her website and blog.) If you aren’t … Continue reading

Prepare Him Room

Prepare Him Room

I’m sure you know the lyrics to Joy to the World… Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing. Again, I love this part: Let every heart prepare Him room… Yes, there was no room in the inn… the … Continue reading

Advent Ideas, Tips, and Resources

Advent Ideas, Tips, and Resources

Isn’t it wonderful? All this preparation for celebrating the Light of the world? I’m so incredibly thankful that God sent His beloved Son, Jesus, to us– and I enjoy celebrating the birth of the Savior! But, it’s also easy to get sideswiped by planning, parties, shopping… it can become a distraction at best, and a … Continue reading

Simple Obedience

Simple Obedience

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (John 14:15, ESV) “Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.” (Psa 119:2, KJV) I’ve been thinking a lot about obedience these past few days. God has blessed a friend through my obedience, and another friend has blessed me (and … Continue reading