the face of unconditional LOVE (see it for yourself)

the face of unconditional love (come meet Him right now) When life’s storms are serving torrents and the raging seas are at war, I grasp for a massive strength outside myself to graciously and tenderly hold me above water and carry me to shore. Don’t you just want to rest sometimes and push PAUSE on this life so you can breathe…

the first gift to give your children (a letter to guide you)

As we enter the season of giving, let’s give your children and any children we encounter a priceless gift. The gift of honoring childhood–honoring the beauty, innocence, and molding of our children and the world’s children as they grow up. I wrote this letter (pictured) when my first daughter was two years old and have the original hanging in my closet as…

need more love in us, so our children can see (a song + FREE love cards printable)

Earlier last week, I had a hard time relaxing enough to sleep. Restless. Mind searching and scanning all the info absorbed about the recent events in Dallas… you know.  I needed to paint and sing a little and this old song came to mind: “Just look out around us People fightin their wars They think they’ll be happy  When they’ve settled their scores Let’s…

it’s not flesh and blood, but the heart of a man… (father’s day)

It’s not flesh and blood, but the heart of a man that can make him a father. (adapted from Johann Friedrich Schiller) A few truly wonderful men are sewn into the tapestry of my life…my husband, my father, my brother…and yesterday, I felt the awesome blessing of their special presence in my life. They are all still here, they’re healthy, and…

what am I afraid of? (the lion, part 2) + A SONG

This post is dedicated to those people who may be terribly afraid to share who they were and/or are…in hopes that they will see hope and pure goodness and love are always available to you. A NOTE: This post took nearly a month to write as I struggled with the content, felt frustrated. Then, I started to realize that…

it IS the greatest (Love – Day 7 – Wardrobe of Virtues)

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu – Pulling everything together and completing the look, this IS the greatest. This fine scarf of LOVE always enhances and illuminates your wardrobe. Without this final piece, everything else appears separate, almost lonely. But when you put this on,…