Wednesday, December 3, 2014

 Snow drifting, temperatures dropping, Christmas lights light up my dark country lane.
Garland and lights, stuffed snowman and Christmas music fill my house
Advent readings, new traditions, baked good, and icing tasters

 Tonight as I wrap my hands around a cup of warm, spicy tea, and listen to a new album by a very talented friend, I can't help but linger...

Karla Adolphe is a very talented musician and a good friend. Her songs have a hauntily beautiful sound to them. They make you think of a light fluffy snowfall, and a walk in mild winter temperatures. They encourage you to fold into a blanket, warm drink of choice in hand and reflect on what this season's meaning truly is.

I love how when she sings "We three Kings" you are drawn in and it is personal, this is not an overly common Christmas song, but I become expectant and long to see the Star.

In the song " Do you hear, what I hear?" She encourages you so that you wish you could have heard and seen, she invites you to the precious serenity of the stable home of Jesus Christ.

There are three more songs on the album, one being an original. I can see this album playing over and over in my home this season as I linger with my Father.

Karla describes the songs as  "The songs express themes of pilgrimage, longing, hope, revelation, visitation and prophecy. I hope in them you find rest, linger with me and thank you for joining me on this journey." ( as quoted from her blog)

Advent means COMING
I invite you to come, linger here with me, pick up a cozy blanket, warm cup of choice, come sit at the feet of our God, meet Him as we have been beckoned to. Let this season be about HIM, his love, his sacrifice, and the greatest gift.(More on that inspiration from a favourite blogger and encourager Ann Voskamp tomorrow.)

Please follow this link and be blessed this season,

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

dreams being unlocked
old paths being forged again
Creativity being unlocked

Oh LORD your Grace is overwhelming...

On repeat here...

Monday, August 4, 2014

The sky is awake.....

Quiet midnights
Wind blowing the trees over head
A sky that's awake with stars
An opportunity to sing my sweet beautiful daughters to sleep
Breathing in the fresh air

Tonight I count my blessings, name the one by one
Tonight I take the opportunity to see what God has done
Tonight is the first night of holidays....
It definetly could have gone better, it absolutely could have been worse. 
 So I will thank God for all the beauty in the mess of today, and be expectant oh how He will show up is past I guess what he will do today. 

Good night bloggisphere tonight I sleep under the stars....

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

What is quiet times and how do I get them??

This is one of those learning I am still learning but talk as I learn.....
I recently put up a post of a cup of coffee, books, bible and a candle. If upon checking out my instagram or Facebook, you will probably see what I am talking about. 
My cousin-in-law asked how I get time like that. This is not the first time this question has been asked of me. 
 I am a mom of 4 busy kids, a Pastor's wife and in charge of feeding and cleaning my house. Time can always seem tight. A few months back I posted about the "good portion" and my cleaning being a huge weakness for me. It still is. That is a construction zone in my life, always improving. 

But I want to talk today about our spiritual lives, male and female alike. About 4 years ago, my husband was challenged to get more into the scripture. After that weekend he didn't look back. He pressed into God's word. He got up early morning to have his time with The Lord. He became a different man in the next four years. He spiritually grew more and more each day. 

Mornings and I are not the best of friends. Even when I arise early, everyone gets up and needs me. So mornings first thing are a very hard thing for me to maintain.
I find time, where I find time. Sometimes that means my kids watch a show or movie(like right now), sometimes they are playing so nicely they do not need me. 
Housework is done in a dedicated 2 hrs a day(most days)
Sometimes dinner is a little later, sometimes things are not as tidy

But as I told a friend earlier this year...."I am a bad mom without Jesus." 
Without me in the word, I am a grumpy, moody, snappy mom and wife.
Without God, now can I lead my children to follow Him, if they never see me follow Him.

Something's my kids go without something while I meet with The Lord, but they are not suffering.
My children know that Mommy reads her bible and during that time to not bother me. 
They know Mommy is reading her bible.

Summer is here, and I am fighting against stagnant water. Yesterday, I didn't read the word for very long, I didn't allow it to be apart of my day....I kept thinking I was missing something all day.....
Same today, I went on Facebook  before reading the word.....truth be told, it took till 3:00 for me to meet with The Lord. I need to learn to put down the devices, meet with my saviour instead of the current news feed. 
I need to feed my soul, I want to be one who refuses to allow the things of this world to crowd my heart. I want to be like the Gentiles in Acts 13:48-52

I urge you, as I urge myself do not let stagnant water be the image that depicts your personal spiritual life this may seem selfish to say "not right now" to our children, or our housework or dinner, but what may seem selfish is In fact putting Christ where He belongs. First and foremost in our lives. 

May your summer be a rushing river, overflowing its banks, touching areas you never know or guessed it would. May your summer be fruitful. May you look back and say, I have grown so much from this summer. May God be our Everything.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Where I have been...

So, I have been absent for a few weeks. As Facebook tells it I have been away for a month. So this is a post about musings...

What have I seen in the past month?
      So glad YOU ASKED!
I have seen relationships restoring
I have seen God provide money for a flight, wonderful people to help on said flights. Sophia dear Sophia an Ukrainian Christian Grandma, playing with my dear baby, holding toys, help put my baby down for a much needed sleep and helped carry my bags, advising me to TRUST IN THE LORD, AND HEAR HIS VOICE, covering me in prayer, all on the confines of a plane. And that dear Grandma in the airport in Calgary watching my luggage, so I could feed my screaming baby, helping me carry my bags to the plane. And I cant forget any of the stuards,  very helpful. Thanks West jet for another great experience!

I have seen what God does, when someone says Yes! And I am addicted to OBEDIENCE!
I have learned to be expectant, and ACT ON IT.
side note: I was on a mission trip to Guatemala 14 yrs ago and after being there almost a month we went to McDonalds and I ordered a Big Mac. That Big Mac was so unbelievably good! I still think about it, secretly dreaming for it. THAT'S HOW I WANT TO EXPECT GOD!!!

I have spent 48 hours with only 8 of those sleeping
I have seen one of the greatest bands, NEEDTOBREATHE!! In an incredibly intimate setting, where the POWER OF GOD fell during the song Multiply

I have seen my daughter feel the ocean, held my baby niece, touched my sister's pregnant belly, witnessed my beautiful older sister get married, unwrapped heirlooms from my precious Grandma Fortune, spent valuable time with my Aunt and Uncle(baby genius's), drank fantastic coffee(lots of it, thank you Mom, Peter and Donald), seen many sunrises and beautiful mountains, embraced my Grandma, looked at old photos, made new memories,became sleep-deprived for all very good reasons

Now today on the longest day of the year, I am going to make the choices to be joyful, enjoy children, to see my God in unexpected places, to seek to be used and obedient when called....

Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wild fires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Halleluiahs be multiplied

 Thanks for checking in, lets be EXPECTANT TOGETHER!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

today i invite you to camp on the beauty around rest in our God.
to rest in the Word....
to reflect on the beauty around you...
to worship in the good and the bad...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Lord is My Light | Joel Case | Live at Home (+playlist)

I invite you to soak.
I invite you to open the word and let it wash you.
Wash the stress of being a mom, wife, employee, father, husband, away.
I invite you to hear God
I invite you to receive the FREE GIFT of the Holy Spirit

I once heard a testimony, that this person poured an extra cup of coffee for Jesus each morning. Not that He would actually drink it, but as an invitation.

"Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you." (1Peter 5:6-7)

He cares, He cares, He cares...
We can't do it all....
Humble ourselves....Lord Take This....

and soak...

Sunday, May 11, 2014


when I think about this day, like all women I can't help but think about my mom.

Laurel Evangeline Fortune, is truly a gift from the Lord for me...

She has raised 10 kids, in the North of Canada, Whitehorse Yukon
She was a Pastor's daughter and a Pastor's wife
She balanced the home while Dad worked to provide for us,
many times doing two separate jobs at once

I don't have bad memories of my childhood, even with all of us to care for I remember..
Mom, caring for my friends, our church family, our family friends, and even taking in people in need of a loving family.

I remember Mom, wholeheartedly loving and serving her Heavenly Father and teaching us to do the same.

One day when I was (probably grudgingly) vaccumming the couch, I  found a list and on it was all the names of us kids and notes beside each name. When I asked my Mom, she said it was her prayer list. I later found out that before she started each day with all of us, she would start each day with God.

Mom is the woman I look up too, the woman I hope to emulate. Mom's favorite words are "Yes!" and "Obey!" They have become mine as well.

Thank you Mom, for all that you are, for being obedient to the Lord and teaching and encouraging me to do the same.

Do you need to be encouraged to say "Yes!"? I encourage you to get your hands on a copy of Rhinestone Jesus #Yesinmymess by Kristen Welch.
This lady has read my heart.
Trust Jesus, Say Yes, and take the ride of your won't regret it.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Outside of me....

Today I am sore, today and last night my body hurts. With little to no voice, constant headaches, back aches, everything aches.... I am choosing to look outside of myself.

It is easy to sit and mope, to complain, to find reasons to not clean, mother and be a good steward of this home.

Today it is easy instead to hide in myself, play games on my iPad, put off needs of my children, and the call to SURRENDER my needs and wants to Christ. It is easy to spend no time thinking of HIM. 

easy.....but life draining....

instead today I am going to choose CHRIST, not myself...
Today I am going to enjoy the giggles, laughter, and color that the girls bring to my life
Today I am going to worship through the aches, through the sore throat... 
Today I am going to hear Christ, surrender me, and focus on HIM.

Through the housework, and the lunch times, through the happy kids and the whiny moments, the color of my home, through the rain clouds outside, through the storm clouds that threaten to hide Christ from my own heart.
Today I am going to prepare my heart for all Christ has for me....

Today I leave on a ladies retreat and Satan doesn't want a victory this weekend for Christ...
There is much a battle going on over here, and I do suspect in the hearts and minds of the ladies getting ready to attend this weekend....

So today we say "NO!" To ourselves

Today we say "YES!" To God's plan for our families, our hearts and our spirits and HIS GLORY!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

No voice mama

Today is day three of no voice. My throat is so sore, and I find out that with out a voice being a Mom is difficult at best. It is harder to address behaviors, break up fights, tell them how beautiful they are, help with meals, it is hard to function. 

This makes me think of the church...
As the church we have three resources of our Heavenly Father that we can access...
Father, Son, Holy Spirit
what a gift we have! 

Not only do we have the God the Father, our creator, our Beginning and End, Yahweh, Alpha and Omega...
The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  

"He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us."(Psalms 103:8-12)

But we also have the GIFT, the expression of His Great and Powerful love, his Son. God gave us His son. Not to just save us from Hell, not to only ensure us of our entrance into Heaven. Do you have a Son? I do....Samuel is a most precious gift to me, he is giving, loving, affectionate, passionate, my first-born, my gift from God. 

Can you imagine saying "Son, I love you, I walked with you from the beginning of everything and now I am sending you to fulfill the Scriptures, you know what I need you to do. I am asking you to surrender yourself for our people and for our glory, to allow yourself to be tortured, cursed, beaten, and then I am going to turn my back to you, when you most need me, I will turn from you, because of the filth that is upon you I cannot be around you.

This is thee ultimate act of love... And we have this gift! The gift died, but then was resurrected with the hope and the Glory of new life, LIFE OUTSIDE OF DEATH, LIFE OUTSIDE OF SIN, LIFE OUTSIDE OF MYSELF

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" (John 11:24-25)

Not only do we have a Father God that loves us to cleanse us of any wrong, but He also gave his Son for his to cement it. His only Son. What amazing gifts we have received.
" Because He was full of Grace and Truth, from HIM we all received one gift after another." (John1:16)

Unfortunately Christians like to stop here.
Unfortunately  as Christians there is a lack of knowledge/pursuit of the third gift...
How do we function without number three
How do we move, grow, and know The Lord deeper without the THIRD PART OF GOD
God  is NOT COMPLETE without the HOLY SPIRIT
           like a mom with no ability to influence and guide, to comfort, to encourage

do we know God, do we know Christ.... do we know them through our heads, do we have all the knowledge and yet not understand his love for us, his intense love?


You have met God, you have met Christ, have you met THE HOLY SPIRIT
Have you encountered the wholeness of GOD

"Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."(Luke 24:46-49)

"But the Helper, the HOLY SPIRIT, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."(John 14:26)

Oh Helper, help me that I may see you, that I may always be in remembrance of all Christ has taught me, that I may be clothed in the power from on high....

"So the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria had peace and was being built up. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the COMFORT of the HOLY SPIRIT, it MULTIPLIED" (Acts 9:31)

Oh Holy Spirit work in me, so that I may know the comfort of you, so that we will see the church multiplied.

"Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because GOD'S LOVE HAS BEEN POURED INTO OUR HEARTS THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT who has been given to us." (Rom 5:2-5)

oh Holy Spirit, fill us up afresh, baptize us anew, that we would now the fullness of your love for us, that we may further your name, your glory, that we might have the joy that can only come from you....

Thursday, April 24, 2014

I have long said in my personal life, in my spiritual walk, and in those around me, that I stand alongside the below quote from Michael Brown. My heart is grieved! "His Disciples remembered that it is written, "Zeal for your house will consume me." (John 2:17 ESV) Oh Lord, that a zeal for your people will consume me! A passion for your word, your church, that I will stand!

"In short, those who want to revise biblical sexuality and morality have moved away from the Word of God, and if they have any sense of integrity, they need to renounce their claim to be evangelicals—and that includes Cobb, if he personally claims to be one—and say, “We are liberal Christians who no longer hold to the authority of Scripture, because of which we embrace homosexual relationships.”- Michael Brown

To read the article click here

Sunday, April 20, 2014

For this morning, Easter Sunday Morning.....
I post songs that have been on repeat at my house...
this Easter Morning...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Organization my weakness

I am a mommy four kids, a pastor's wife and a bad organizer

There it is out. My weakness. 

I struggle in is area every day, schedules are my nemesis, and should be my best friend.

When I look back at a regular day, I find I lose time so very quickly. 

One day, well reading Ann Voskamp's blog, she featured an article in her "Multivitamins for the weekend." Where the author talks of a concept "It only takes a minute." I wish I could find this post for you....a day changer, when you realize how little a chore takes.

No more overwhelmed

No more dreading

I would like to have a wall sticker for a constant reminder...

I write a list, and then by they end of the day i feel as i though I failed...
most of the list is unaccomplished...
but my identity is not in the list.


So I do make lists, but I cross off what I can... and what I don't finish goes to tomorrow's list...
I am okay with that.

I love that I love books, but even more so that God has given me a love for books that are not fiction. For the last 10 years, I have struggled with any spiritual book, outside of fiction. I get three chapters in and never go back. But not anymore, in my book bag right now is


The big questions in just the beginning for me were:
1) Do I see Work as worship?( The kids, the mess, the chores, the meals?)
           I had to be honest....NO.
2) Would you serve those in your house differently if Jesus was a guest?
       I find I have a different attitude when serving guests, more joy&purpose
            So Yes I think came the hammer.... I need to RE-ADJUST
                         I NEED TO SHOW MY FAMILY I VALUE THEM TOO
       picture me, in Starbucks, coming to the realization, wanting to weep while turning to my heavenly gracious father...thanking him for his great MERCY...finding the Good Portion                      (see Luke 10:38-42)in my daily life.

I encourage greatly all to read this!
You can purchase the book here....Everyday Worship

(linked on WFMW at we are THAT family

Friday, March 28, 2014

Grumpy hearts

Sweetest sounds grace my living room, as my daughters ask for music and sing along to church songs. "Hey Mom! This is a Jesus song!"  "Mom, can we sing "Sing and Shout(Matt Redman)?"
How precious to see my daughters enter into worship all our their own. How thankful I am to have a worship party in my living room.

My day did not start this way, before the above moments, I was wishing for quiet, for no one to climb on me, my heart was grumpy and I was not someone you wanted to be around. How simple it is for our hearts to change when we do not focus on ourselves or our to-do lists...BUT instead focus on our Christ. 

Today in Manitoba, is the last Friday in March, the last Friday before spring break. It is not warm out today. Today I dressed my son like it was December outside. This has been a LONG winter.

I was at a funeral yesterday for an elderly woman in our Church. Levina Plett was a woman who was remembered to never complain. Levina lived rough the dirty 30's, her father passed away when she was 20 and planning to be married. Putting off her marriage to serve her family, keep up worth the farm work, to be a support. I heard a story yesterday, of how she badly injured herself in a horse and buggy accident but did not complain even though she could not get to a doctor. When she did, it was too late to sew up her leg, so it healed on its on. BUT SHE DID NOT COMPLAIN.

I knew Levina for two short years, but she left a legacy even for me. 

Find JOY, be GRATEFUL, be WORSHIPFUL, Wait On The Lord.

May I be a woman, who does not complain, who does not navel gaze, but who always looks for Jesus, who is EXPECTANT of God.

The song that was her favorite was "Tell me the story of Jesus"

Oh soul, change your focus, oh God lift up my eyes, that I search for the Story of Jesus, that I seek after you. That I wait for YOU.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thirsty...dry... Drink of me...

"Like a deer to the pool, I'm coming after you.
 Like a thirsty animal, my heart is for your love." (John Mark McMillan)

A lady in our church was telling me a story about a month ago. She had come home from work one day and was unusually tired. So tired, that she considered going to bed as soon as possible. Out of habit, she had a glass of water. She was so thirsty, she drained it right away and continued drinking. She drank glass after glass, until 8 large glasses later, she was satisfied. Not only satisfied, but regenerated, she had ENERGY! 

And Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”John 4:13-15

Do we know what it means to desire something so much that we are DESPERATE?

This lady at the well, I think as we go through our Christian walk we are all ladies at the well from time to time.

She came alone, but left surrounded, she came thirsty and left to never thirst again, she ASKED, he SOUGHT her out, she desired and he asked her to be REAL. "Go, call your Husband and come here." (Knowing she had no husband)


the Father is seeking.....

Drink of me, drink of me, let me satisfy you. LET ME REVIVE YOU...


God is good

I find it interesting how as soon as I speak of something, like time, that is the area on which I begin to struggle most. God is good and is he is Grace!
Track your time, and see where you worship.....
Games are a nemesis to me,  although fun and challenging, they are time CONSUMING and Swallowing

At youth on Friday, I was challenged by my Pastor, what should I surrender?
Where can I give more time to The Lord...
I immediately think social media. Although I think that on a continuous basis we should re-evaluate our time spent on things like social media, I jumped the gun thinking definitely that, but only that. When God was asking for more. More than that, more then the given, more then the usual. 

My pastor said " When we surrender, God moves, we are expectant!" BE EXPECTANT

I want to be EXPECTANT
 I want to DESIRE more
  I want to be USEFUL
   I want to see GOD SHOW UP!

So begins the inventory. Where does most of my day go? When accessing my iPad, what app do I always touch first? Where do timers need to come into place? I need to TRACK MY TIME! 

A wonderful woman in our church body passed this week....
 She was expectant of God, she was desirous of Him, she saw God move
   she WAITED.

Friday, March 21, 2014

my heart runs

 I clearly remember this morning, unlike any other morning. I was a teenager on a missions trip in Haines Alaska we went for a walk after breakfast. I was coming up to the crest of the hill and before me was a mountain, large and majestic, with the water before it and my heart burst into song! "Shout to The Lord all the Earth let us sing, Power and majesty praise to the King!"


fast forward 15 years...

Track your time...

How do I spend my time?

How do I worship?
Who do I worship??

Do I use every opportunity given? 
Do I look expectantly, am I awake??

an old song runs repeatedly through my heart, "as the dear pants for the water so my soul longs after thee, You alone are my hearts desire and I long to worship you, I want you more then gold or silver, so much more than anything, only you can satisfy, you alone are the real joy giver and the apple of my eye..."

How I long for The Lord, how my soul pants for the water of life.


a friend told me how her daughter wanted to paint a picture for Jesus when she got to heaven, my friend told her how she can do that right now, right here, for whatever you do unto God is WORSHIP

how are you spending your time...

Wake UP!
Desire ME!
Be like Jonah and call me from the deep.....
Run oh my heart, run after Him....

Monday, March 10, 2014

So very sore and tired.......

Although today was not totally all I had hoped for, I am so pleased with how it did go. 
Today was our Family day, just ours. We pulled Samuel out of school and spent the day doing fun stuff. Today I am thankful for 
1) spring in the first no-jacket day!!
2) my wonderful husband who all though was thoroughly exhausted, spent the day playing, bowling, BBQ-ing and Lego building
3) the wonderful children to do all the below with.....

I was hoping to post more, but exhaustion has taken over until tomorrow. Enjoy the Pictures

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Home from skiing well

Well we are home from skiing. A weekend away with many wonderful times, memories and miracles. So for the short and sweet blog post today.... I am #thankful for 
1) a weekend away
2) memories made
3) miracles prayed for and seen!!!
Better post tomorrow...

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What does Lent Mean To Me?

Alright I am here, so this will definelty be a short post as my time on this snow day is limited. I will take what I can get. March is here, warm weather is here, but also a snow storm.  I think this is the first snow storm this year that I didn't completely mind as I know warm weather is around the corner and a youth ski trip on the weekend. 
I have been continually challenged as of late in so very many things, one that has stayed with me for months now is the attitude of gratitude (#1000gifts). I have been wondering how ill jump start this blog so that everyday I can blog be it long or short. 
Also, we are now in the period of lent, what does lent mean to me? Although each Easter season is one that I treasure as I spend time reflecting on my Lord and all he has done for me, for his Glory. I remember clearly a Good Friday where The Lord so touched me, and I was so focused that I met with Him for an afternoon on my face in my apartment. I was single, and time was mine to do with how I wanted. But why does having kids and a husband and a home so halt me from doing this. It may not be an afternoon , it may be an evening or an early morning. 
In all reality the only thing from stopping my opportunity with Christ in this season is me. So for lent to me it means this.... dedicated time with my Lord,  spending time with a grateful heart, doing #thejoydare, counting my #1000gifts, and seeing my Lord with fresh new eyes.
So until tomorrow....
Today I am grateful for...
1) my children even when they drive me hairy
2) my LORD at all times
3) my husband's family, although things are not rosy, they love our kids and they love us.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Transformation: change of heart

February in Manitoba and the weather we all hoped to be having is distant from us. Last year right around this time I entered in to a postpartum depression. I was not aware of this, and did not become aware of it until 6 weeks later. Prayer and support from dear friends lifted me out. The Lord knew what he was doing when he encouraged me to write that email. 

I was terrified of this winter, knowing the dark days that it held, the cold and the feeling of being shut-in. As fall began to allow winter to take over I knew I needed to surrender this fear to my heavenly father who "makes all things new".  The strange thing about fear is that even though you know that the best way to deal with it is to surrender it, our sinful nature holds tight to it.  That was a battle all in itself. 

How great of my Father to deal with this depression last year, for this year winter has been far worse! This year has been the coldest and the most snow in 67 years!! 

This year, I have battled through with prayer and #thejesusproject, worship parties in my house, enjoying the warm sun through my window, precious times with my Lord. 

We serve a Mighty God! One who has changed water into wine, opened the eyes of the blind, raised the dead to life, healed the sick, fed the hungry, HE WAS DEAD AND ROSE AGAIN! We serve a God of transformation! 

I have been following along the bible study with If:equip and today I did the bible study on John 2:1-12.  Jesus' first miracle was changing water into wine. 
In John 2:5, Mary mother of Jesus turned to the servants and said "do whatever He tells you." (#DWHTY) IMMEDIATE OBEDIENCE brought forth the TRANSFORMATION( John 2:9 "When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine...") 

I thank God for transforming my darkness into light, for bringing life. 


Friday, February 21, 2014


Welcome to my first post! How do you start your first post? I have started, once the kids are in bed and the dishwasher is running, two cups of coffee at Homegroup and many thoughts on my mind. In this blog, be prepared to be hit with the real. I am not one for the fake. I like real, real butter, real coffee (Starbucks), real feelings, real thoughts, real moments with my Lord.... that is a real heart on my sleeve, get used to it. If you follow this blog you will see it a lot. 

Certain women have inspired me to blog, Ann Voskamp, A Holy Experience, Christine Caine, Grace Covers Me, and many many others that I have run into on the web.

This blog is a place for exactly as it is titled. Follow Christ, Live in community(local and global), with my door always open, and my heart open.

I hope to call women to Christ, to encourage, to be a place where women can come to be with Christ, grow in Christ and call others to Christ. Will you join me on this journey?