• do what is clearly set before you

    a few weeks ago at church, a missionary spoke about his life. he said to just daily do what is set clearly before you. this is how we can know we are doing God’s will. this sounds so simple, but what if there are a million things set clearly before you? what if there are just two or three things, but all two or three seem worthy of your time and effort? how do you decipher what is important and what isn’t? i started this post on september 1, 2005. for some reason i got stuck and couldn’t get past that first paragraph. i wasn’t just stuck with this blog,…

  • three men and a little lady

    many of you know that over the past two years, i have learned a great deal about God, my husband, my world, myself. i am overwhelmed with all i have learned. overwhelmed by the grace of God in my life. i am moved to tears with the mere thought of some of the things He has taught me. i realized just a couple of weeks ago that while i have always, since age 5, been a Christian, i am now just beginning to grasp exactly what that means, for me. i always knew i would marry a Christian. i knew i would somehow be involved in a church. i knew…

  • sara and sarah

    groves and well, i am going to keep this name to myself for privacy reasons. sara is my favorite Christian music artist. sarah is our social worker. sara had a concert with jars of clay and donald miller on sunday the 16th. sarah came over for our first homecall on tuesday the 18th. sara is from minneapolis, minnesota. sarah is from an adoption agency. sara helps me grow in my faith. sarah is helping to grow my family. both are Christians. sara sings to me about her faith. sarah and i were able to talk about our faith. sara has helped me with words like, this is the ONE thing…

  • excited…and scared

    do you know that feeling? butterflies in your stomach because of excitement and fear? did you ever notice that those two emotions often trigger the same feelings in your body? remember the first day of school? at any age, the feelings are the same. remember your first day on a new job? moving? new house, new neighborhood, new school, new friends, new church? remember your wedding day? your wedding night? anything new. anything unknown. exciting and scary, all at the same time. i feel that way about becoming a mom. maybe it’s not that i am afraid of becoming a mom, but the way i am becoming a mom. there…