from my reading · Thoughts

Marvelous Deeds

What praise have I to give today? What stories do I have to recount of the marvelous things God has done? Once I start making such a list, I will never be finished, not if I live one hundred years. Praise and recounting quickly lifts the heart, melts a discontent spirit, and fills a soul… Continue reading Marvelous Deeds

Lunch Readings · Thoughts

Learning to be content: Spurgeon and Paul

"These words show us that contentment is not a natural propensity of man. "Ill weeds grow apace." Covetousness, discontent, and murmuring are as natural to man as thorns are to the soil. We need not sow thistles and brambles; they come up naturally enough, because they are indigenous to earth: and so, we need not… Continue reading Learning to be content: Spurgeon and Paul


Bitter Jealousy

3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,     but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. 4 Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,     but who can stand before jealousy? Proverbs 27:3-4  Jealousy: It is "the green-eyed monster that doth mock" (Othello, Shakespeare). It craves after what it does not have. It strives to keep what… Continue reading Bitter Jealousy


Tombstones, Life, and Ambitions: A New Year’s Post

It's not about the numbers chiseled in concrete, it's how you lived your life in the dash between. -- Scotty McCreery, The Dash Tombstones, life, and ambitions. This time of year, and this day in particular, people seem to think and act on these ideas more than usual. Tombstones  Anyone listening to the news or… Continue reading Tombstones, Life, and Ambitions: A New Year’s Post

Home Living · Thoughts

The Heart of a Single Woman’s Home: Concluding Prayer (part 8 of 8)

As I’m wrapping up this blog series, I want to share some hope and prayers for myself and other single women. My homemaking has not turned out as I originally planned or dreamed, but it is good, and I am lacking for nothing because I have God Himself. Because God is faithful and because true hope… Continue reading The Heart of a Single Woman’s Home: Concluding Prayer (part 8 of 8)


Teaching: this present sphere

It's that time of year -- school has begun again.  Teaching, like most jobs, comes with many changing aspects that keep teachers hustling to keep up (Common Core, changes in classes, changes in administration, changes in duties...) and other aspects that never seem to change, though we wish they would.  Caught between wondering where the… Continue reading Teaching: this present sphere