Love Like This {Jehovah Qanna}

Photo Credit: Johntex

Happy Valentines Day!

I trust you have found a special way to celebrate the Greatest Commandment today — to love.
Please, share your traditions with me! I’d love to hear.

I’d also love it if you’d join me over at My Freshly Brewed Life today.


I started reading My Freshly Brewed Life long before I started blogging myself. Barbie’s blog has always been an encouragement to me.

Shortly after I started blogging, I mentioned Barbie in This Post. I’m so glad I finally got brave enough to contact her and let her know I did so for it began a friendship I value greatly.

Barbie is a tremendous, encouraging friend
who has a selfless heart fueled by His glory.

It humbles me to have Simplystriving featured on her blog this month. She’s selfless like that. And today I have the privilege of sharing a post with her readers which I’ll admit, I’m a tad nervous about.

Friends, it would mean the world to me if you’d join me over there today.

I’m sharing about love.
Jealous love.

Here’s a sneak peek:

The full moon hangs heavy on the horizon. It burns amber, gleaming through the thin clouds trying to conceal its beauty. My breath escapes me as I wind around the lake, its reflection setting the water’s surface ablaze. I’m completely captivated as I realize

The very God that hung this moon
Whose hand spun it into orbit
is jealous for me.

Click on the button below to read more:

So, will you join me? Would you even be willing to let me know you did?

You’d make my Valentine’s Day. As I would certainly feel loved. 

Thanks for sharing your time with me us.

Simply striving,


You Can Have Me

I met her the first day of December, 2011. Just a few weeks after I started blogging. She had stopped by and commented on the post “Exhilarating Exhaustion.” I’m so glad she did, for she has fast become a good friend.

A constant encourager.

~ That’s Lisa ~

About a month ago, I started praying more for Lisa and her family. You see, her husband is being deployed soon, leaving their family behind. I’ve been asking God how I can help when I’m states away. A few days after I started praying, Lisa contacted me and asked if I’d be willing to do a guest post on her blog,
The Army Chap’s Wife.

Well, writing one post out of her many is the least I can do.
In fact, that’s what I’m doing today.
One would think this helps her out, but truthfully, it doesn’t.
I’m too new at this blogging thing.
This is just another example of how my selfless friend Lisa encourages me.


Will you stop by The Army Chap’s Wife today?

  • I’d like to share with you how I celebrate Valentine’s Day.
  • I reveal a tradition I’ve done for years that I’ve never told anyone about.
  • And I share my Valentine’s Song for 2012.

Here’s a sneak peek:

My pen starts flowing in steady, smooth streaks. It isn’t until I’m finished that I realize I’ve held my breath, waiting for this masterpiece to be done. And there it is. Four simple words that don’t mean much on their own, but seem to mean everything in this valentine…

Will you join me? Simply click on the button below and see my post:
You Can Have Me ~ Music Mondays.

I would LOVE it if you left a comment over at Lisa’s to let me know you joined me there today.

And will you also join me in praying for Lisa, her husband, children, and all the nitty-gritty details that go with deployment?

Thank you so much for sharing your time with me us.

Simply striving,