Just wanted to start off the week with a little marriage & husband appreciation. I’ve been married for almost 17 years. No, it has not been all sunshine & rainbows. Yes, every step has been and continues to be worth it. I wouldn’t want to be on this journey with anyone else. We dream To … Continue reading One
Justified lies still lie Selfishly protecting comfort Desperately hoarding acceptance Necessary truths left unsaid Denying their power to set free -LAS “Instead we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of His body, the church.” - Ephesians 4:15 (NLT)
If you’re scratching your head thinking “Wait. What happened? Barnabas Blessings? I thought this was The Published Journey. Is this right? Am I in the right place?” Yes! Same blog, different name. Let me explain… Who is Barnabas? Acts 4:36 introduces Joseph, nicknamed by the apostles, Barnabas, meaning Son of Encouragement. He was known for … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Perfection makes impossible demands Leaving you parched Thirsting for drops of validation Begging to be understood To be seen To be heard But, dear one, do you know how lovingly you were formed? Every hair numbered Your life purposed Your very existence a reflection of God's glory You are the apple of His eye In … Continue reading Do You Know?
Grateful for... “A praying mom’s love and covering” AwakenedEars attunedTo the soothing cadenceOf a languageOnly heaven understandsPraises and petitionsWorship and warringUtterances from a heartSurrendered and seekingSacred moments of His gloryResting and refreshingWrapped in the peace of His presenceWhen Mom prays-LAS
Grateful for... “Random loves notes from my husband”
Discover the Power of Love in Good Friday In remembranceOf an act of love so amazingYou and I were on His mindThe joy set before HimBruised, Pierced, CrushedFor His belovedHe acquitted us from sin's penalty of deathRansomed our soulsNo longer enslaved by the darkness of our heartsReconciled to the FatherJesus, the SonEndured the agony of … Continue reading The Goodness of Friday
Theres a lot being made of love this week. Romance is the order of the day. But this is the truth of LOVE. Give it. Receive it. Treasure it.
You can't help but to love Maddie Buckner, the heroine of Krista Phillips' debut novel Sandwich, With a Side of Romance. You will root for this sassy tough girl from page one, as she lives out her new faith in Jesus while struggling to make a new life for herself and the little brother she desperately wants to … Continue reading Sandwich With a Side of Romance