Rest Confessions

I have been looking forward to April for months! The taping of my new Bible study is behind me. (Numbers: Learning Contentment in a Culture of More) The edits are done on a Christmas devotional as well as the Numbers Bible study and Leader Guide. Yet…. I find myself a little lost. Leading up to a taping of a Bible study, I disciplined myself with no television or dessert for six weeks. While I missed my creature comforts, I felt focussed and dependent on the Lord. I needed to hear His voice clearly so I could speak and write His messages rather than my own. The season of preparation was intense, …

Resting and Winning

I’m pleased to announce the winner from my recent Total Family Makeover Family Fun Night giveaway and blog tour. Thanks to everyone who entered! Congratulations to the winner: Darla Peduzzi. My publicists from Litfuse Publicity Group will be in touch via email with details on how to claim your prize. You can also email your mailing address to info {at} litfusegroup {dot} com. Congrats!   On another note – I wanted to share something God has been teaching me in the last week. I’ve been living at a frenetic pace in the past month. I’m halfway through writing the rough draft of my next Bible study in Numbers on contentment (yea!) while …

Reflections from under the Broom Tree

My husband and I have gotten away before to reconnect, sleep in, and have a break from the kids and routine.  However this past week was a first for us.  The idea was to reconnect with God and each other.  A ministry called Broom Tree (named for Elijah in the Bible who rested under a broom tree) provided this week where we could retreat from the daily grind. The rules were simple.  No media – internet, smart phones, or television.  Take time to sleep, talk, read, and listen to God.  I have to admit it was tough for me in some ways.  I didn’t realize how much I am addicted …