Praise Him! {Memorizing Psalm 145- Week 10}

Palm branches high, we cry out – Hosanna! He is here and He is coming! Saving us from sin, fear, guilt, and hopelessness. Hosanna! Praise God, the God who saves us! It’s no mistake that we are right back to praising God! Words of His greatness, mighty acts, love, compassion, glory, splendor, trustworthiness, faithfulness, provision, […]

What Do You Fear? {Memorizing Psalm 145-Week 9}

I’ve written about fear before – how it can wrap its pain-stabbing grip around our hearts and minds and leave us frozen. Yet, there is only One to fear! And as much as I’d like to believe that fearing God means only that I am in complete awe of Him (which is a part of […]

Words for the Wounded-Memorizing Psalm 145-Week 8

I read your words in an email last week. Your wounds raw and aching. Tears pouring through each pain-filled sentence. My heart started bleeding right there with yours – In the middle of the lines filled with questions… and yet faith. And with all my strength I wanted to tear my shirt and throw dust […]

Falling {Memorizing Psalm 145- Week 7}

This memorizing Scripture. It’s like plowing through the snow with a toy front-end-loader truck. Pushing… pushing… drudging through… trying to make its mark against the vast white. And you look back to see the trench you’ve dug – to find more snow falling. Always falling. And always wanting more. So I just keep going, breathing […]

What Are You Living For? {Memorizing Psalm 145–Week 6}

Early Friday morning, one of my sweet grandma’s breathed her last breath on this side of eternity. As our family grieves the loss of a loved one, I’m reminded how very short our time here on earth really is. Even if we live a good, full life as my grandmother did – our days are […]

Praising With the Stars and Whales {Memorizing Psalm 145- Week 5}

The music. It’s always there. But there are drops in time when I stop to listen. The little girl in pigtails with her backpack bobbing up and down– she sings her heart out, though she doesn’t know all the words… The trees brushing in the wind as they raise their hands high – and the […]

Rich in Love {Into My Little Heart- Psalm 145:8-9}

I read the words slowly. They seem impossible. An actual love that is love… not some glorious mess of feelings that have gone askew. A love full of sacrifice and goodness. A love that can make something out of my tattered, wounded, always falling self. It’s that love that I want so desperately to shine […]

Treasured Moments {Memorizing Psalm 145- Week 4}

Those long ago evenings before he got down on his knee and slipped that diamond on my finger, we sat shoulder to shoulder as I fumbled through the words I so desperately needed. Just a few weeks ago he would tell me that those were some of the moments he loved best. Out of all […]

Into My Little Heart- Psalm 145:5-7

We’re striving to hide God’s Word in our hearts. And if you ask me, the words seem many and the task nearly insurmountable for this “Mommy brain” of mine and six young children. But God knows how much we need His Words. So we wake up with His Words on our lips. We bring out […]

Around the Table {Memorizing Psalm 145- Week 3}

I slice into an apple as I remind one child to sit down on her chair. A fork falls to the floor and Ariya whines for more milk. I clear my throat and force a smile as I blurt out the words tucked in my heart. Words I’ve continually needed. Words of praise instead of […]