December 31, 2013

my prayer for the new year {& every day}

Soli Deo Gloria 

December 30, 2013

Christmas on the family farm {photography}

A fellowship of grace and laughter. 
 Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren't rubbed in but rubbed out.
Fellowship happens when mercy wins over justice. ~Rick Warren

Hard work combined with lots of prayer.
Farming is a profession of hope. ~Brian Brett


December 21, 2013

the wonder of His love

It was the look in my son's eyes that finally made me pause.

My hurried, worried day seemed unaware that it was dwelling in a season of joy. But then that look...

After a day full of frustrations and heartache, I just wanted to mourn. But a simple glance at my son's face - so full of awe - staring into the "starlit" tree, hushed me.

He gazed in wonder, never speaking a word. His eyes reflected what my heart yearned for... joy.

I breathed my quiet warrior cry, I will REJOICE!

Running my fingers over the simple, wooden manger scene, I felt my body ease and fill with wonder. Oh what an expression of love! Jesus - the God-made-flesh sent to earth. Jesus - the Word dwelling with us to fill our hurried, worried lives with truth, hope, peace, joy and eternal love.

Oh weary one, REJOICE! 
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