Spring Cleaning {A Song of Praise}

It amazes me every year…how snow goes out in grandiose luster as it transforms into prisms, allowing sun’s rays a brilliant display of worship before its season is over.

Sometimes I wonder if this was one of Beethoven’s inspirations for he finished his 9th symphony as the snow was melting…and if I were to describe that beautiful piece of music to a deaf person, it’s this display of light I would use. It’s what I hear in my head, anyway, but I digress. Or maybe not. It all brings me back to worship.

Friends, I’m over at Must Love God today sharing more thoughts on Spring’s Sonnet and how I plan on joining in.

Please, stop on by and hear about the moment spring cleaning turned into worship for me and pray alongside me as I offer this next season to Him. The One who never changes…

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How about you, friend? What part of spring stirs up praise for you the most? I’d love to hear.

Thanks for sharing your time with me.

Simply striving,


The Luckiest There Ever Was {This I Believe}

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Friends, can I share something with you? I’ve heard how God moves. How Jesus heals. How He blesses in abundance. All my life, I’ve been taught this.

And still I catch myself thinking — I know what He’s done for others, but what about me?

I’m over at Must Love God today sharing more thoughts about this and my final conclusion. I’d love to have you join me, because I want to tell you:

We may think God moved more in Bible times. We may be deceived into believing He’s not as active today. But it’s not true. The Bible tells me so. This I believe:

I believe we are the luckiest there ever was.

Want to know why? Stop on by. Simply click the button below!

Thank you for sharing your time with me.

Simply Striving,


Guard Your Heart {The Best Armor Around}

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I’m expecting Lent to be brutal. It may not be and that would be okay, but I’m preparing for the worst because I’m giving the most: Myself.

Friends, I’m laying my life down this Lenten season.
And I’m inviting you to join me. Every Wednesday.

You may follow this series by CLICKING HERE.

With it fast approaching, I took inventory this last week at how I’ve been getting ready. Friends, I don’t know how I’ve missed it. Not that I haven’t noticed, but it floored me to see how God has been priming my heart these last few weeks.

We’ve talked about it some here. You might even know what I’m referring to. But I’m over at Must Love God today sharing another personal example of it.

It would bless me so if you’d stop by and read my heart spilled. I share an experience I had recently that God loved me through. And I even let you know how He loved me through it. You may read that post by CLICKING HERE.

Also, just so you know, friends, it’s a big week for me.

  • First, I’m over at Must Love God sharing a very personal story (I’m nervous!).
  • Tuesday, I’m showing you where (in)courage will be bringing me and my homeschooling hat. (Eek! I’m so excited to share this one with you and I hope you’ll come along!!)
  • Wednesday, I’m starting a series on Lent. Where we will go through my dear friend Kris‘ book “Holey, Wholly, Holy: A Lenten Journey of Refinement“. If you haven’t picked up your free pdf copy, please do HERE. If you’re wanting to prepare for Wednesday with me, please read through the section titled “There’s No Shortcut to Holiness” (should only take you 15 minutes).
  • Thursday, I might take a breath and exhale with my 5 minute write with Lisa-Jo’s prompt on Friday.

So will you join me? Will you give me a hug by stopping by Must Love God to read my very vulnerable heart? I’d love to have you — Simply click the image below!

And because it’s Monday and I’d miss it too much if I didn’t, do you mind if I share the song that has not left me this last week? Subscribers, CLICK HERE to press play on the image below.

Friends, This IS Amazing Grace.
Not WAS.
It is…today…amazing.

This is amazing grace. This is unfailing love. That He would take my place and bear my cross…Oh friends, please listen to the song so you can get as excited as I am about His living, breathing, current, amazing grace!

How about you, friend? What does your week look like? How is God helping you prepare for Lent? How can I pray for you this week? I’d love to hear.

Thank you for sharing your time with me.

Simply striving,


All Things Possible {And a New Adventure}


Those that have been here often have heard me talk about my 2012 Word: INTENTIONAL.

Friends, it stretched me farther than one word should be able to. Amazing how God can use any opportunity given and make it bigger. Glory-filled…

And I’m over at Must Love God sharing the details of where that word took me and where I expect my new 2013 word will lead.

I still can’t believe it, but friends, they have asked me to be a Contributing Writer at this wonder site! Must Love God focuses on encouraging women spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It seeks to point you to the living well to fill all of those needs we face every day.

Won’t you stop by? I’m a tad nervous and would love to see a familiar face!

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Thank you for sharing your time with me.

Simply striving,