My toddler grandsons love to count. Chairs, stuffed animals, toys, ears, toes, freckles, trees, stars—you name it—they will count it. The joy of counting begins early. One-two buckle my shoe anyone? But somewhere along the way the simple pleasure of numbering gets distorted. As adults, we place a numerical value on everything—calories, steps, social media … Continue reading The Joy of Counting
I turned the page in my calendar/planner and ran my hand over the blank squares. Ah, a fresh start. December’s grid was covered with notes, plans, and obligations, but January was the tip of a brand new year—unadorned with duties and responsibilities. For now. What will I do with this fresh set of days? There … Continue reading Give Me…Less!
On a warm summer evening, surrounded by candlelight, guitar music, family, and friends, my husband and I witnessed our oldest daughter and her sweetheart pledge their lives and their love to each other. Twenty months later, as the quiet of the church sanctuary shielded the gathered family and guests from a spring rainstorm, our middle … Continue reading Exciting News!
And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. Father, like the humble shepherds of long ago, may we approach this Holy Season with eagerness and joy. May our hearts leap in worship and adoration to You for the amazing gift of Jesus. And, like the shepherds, … Continue reading Oh, to Seek the Savior!
Happy Thanksgiving from Heart Undivided. I pray you have a blessed week of time with family and friends, and time in praise to the One Who gives all good things. Joyfully, Leigh Ann 🙂
Part 3: God Is Not Quite Enough If someone asked us point blank if we thought God was “enough,” we would say, “Of course! He’s all I need.” But our lives tell another story. My marriage needs Jesus and for my spouse to shape up and make me happy. My children need to know … Continue reading 3 Myths Christians Believe—Part 3
I’m convinced that this is one of the biggest lies/myths Christians believe. And there’s even a touch of pride in believing it—like we’re being all modest and noble: I’m just not qualified. Someone else will do a better job. My past is kind of, um, a mess.
The last days and weeks in the good ‘ole USA have been, um…unusual. Unsettling. Worthy of serious hand-wringing. Many Christians have soul-sighed, “Oh, for cryin’ out loud. Why don’t those sinners just stop, you know, sinning? Come on, Lord…repair those reprobates and all will be right with the world.” Which leads us to the first … Continue reading 3 Myths Christians Believe—Part 1
If you have a moment between campaign stops, there's something I need to say. Forgive my bluntness, but…well, you’re wrong. Both of you. We are not nasty. Nor are we sex objects, pigs, “witches,” bimbos, or deplorables. We are created in the image of the Most High God and we have a purpose. The … Continue reading Dear Donald and Hillary