For future blogposts, I invite you to visit InTheQuiver.com. This site includes articles from multiple women, all with the same goals of glorifying God in our homes and in our lives.
From the site:
Different women, many paths, one purpose: to glorify God where we are.
And we are where you are. Balancing families and finances, homes and hearts, dreams and demands.
But through it all, daily we strive to put on the full armor of God, endeavoring to fight the good fight and grow through the journey.
Our aim with in the Quiver is to come alongside you, our fellow friends and warriors in the faith, to equip and encourage one another, fortifying our quivers through devotions, practical parenting tips, and home ideas.
May you be richly blessed as we continue this journey!
Leigh Ann 🙂
This beautiful song and video by Kathie Lee Gifford and Nicole C. Mullens contains a powerful message.
God saw the burdens of Hagar, Ruth, David, and Mary Magdalene. And He sees ours, as well. No pain is too deep for the Great Physician to heal.
Trust Him. He sees.
May you be blessed as you reflect on the One Who knows you best.
Leigh Ann 🙂
“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—
while the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?
Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?
Have you ever given orders to the morning,
or shown the dawn its place,
that it might take the earth by the edges
and shake the wicked out of it?
The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;
its features stand out like those of a garment.
The wicked are denied their light,
and their upraised arm is broken.
Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been shown to you?
Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?
Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?
Tell me, if you know all this.”
Oh Father, Your long-ago words to Job humble me today. I am in awe of Your majesty! I lift my voice in the song of David,
Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
Have a blessed week as you consider the magnificence of our Creator God!
Leigh Ann 🙂
(Photo taken in the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona)
Father God, my heart longs for a pure heart and a truly steadfast spirit. I want to be firm and resolute in faithfulness to You. But I know this is only possible through a consistent, faithful pursuit of Your heart and mind. Help me, Lord! May I not be shaken by the world’s temptations and its lure of shallow living. Give me an unquenchable thirst for a life of holiness—a life anchored in Your mercy, power, and limitless love. I love You, Jesus. You alone are worthy of worship and praise!
Have a blessed week serving the God of restoration and renewal!
Leigh Ann 🙂
A recent 4 1/2–hour flight from Austin, TX to Raleigh, NC morphed into nearly 12 hours.
Severe thunderstorms rocked the South and interfered with dozens of flights. Exhausted travelers and flight crews worked to maintain cheerful attitudes (Um, a handful of flyers gave up trying).
Upon takeoff, the flight was bumpy and the seat belt signs remained engaged. I tried not to worry as volatile air currents seemed to have their way with our aircraft.
(The whole flying thing seems illogical to me anyway. I mean, really. Shooting through the air in a metal tube? Mercy.)
But then something amazing happened. Continue reading
Father God, once again we are reminded of the fallen state of our country. Our hearts ache for the terror experienced by our leaders. I pray for the families of those involved, that they will know Your presence and will seek the peace You provide. Oh Father, heal our land. Convict Your people to continue in prayer for our country—today and always. And please use this experience to draw our leaders closer to You and to each other. Thank you, Jesus, for what You are going to do. In Your precious, Holy Name.
Praying for our beloved country,
I had an interesting conversation the other day.
It went something like this:
Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still.
Me: Um, what?
Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still and know.
Me: Um, I am still, Lord. I’m sitting on the couch, watching TV and surfing the web.
Holy Spirit’s prompting: Be still and know that I am God.
Me: Seriously, Lord. I’m not moving a muscle (besides my fingers). It’s been a crazy-long day and I need some down time. So, yeah. I’m taking a break. Totally still. Continue reading
Do you have a favorite refreshment on a warm spring or summer day? A glass of iced tea, maybe? A dip in the pool? A front-porch swing?
I like to walk under the oak trees in our yard and close my eyes against the wind—to leave technology behind and pause to listen to nature’s symphony.
Our closest neighbors are whippoorwills, tree frogs, cardinals and crickets. Their conversations are fascinating.
Throw in a Diet Dr. Pepper and call it joy. Continue reading
On Palm Sunday, I stood beside my sweetheart and joined with other worshipers in singing of the death and resurrection of Jesus. We sang several songs, but one song, one phrase, has continued to echo in my heart.
It’s from Chris Tomlin’s I Will Rise:
Jesus has overcome
And the grave is overwhelmed
The victory is won
He is risen from the dead
“And the grave is overwhelmed…”
We know what it’s like to be overwhelmed. Life is messy and stuff happens—sickness, betrayal, loss, financial hardship, (and the list goes on). Sometimes it seems we can’t take one. More. Thing. Continue reading
Yes, Lord. Yes. You are truly a God of hope, joy, and peace. We praise You for the power of Your precious Holy Spirit in our lives. What a privilege to abound in hope!