Faith sees things differently

So, this view is what I saw on my walk today. Blue skies and beautiful, warm sunshine! It’s been like that for days, and it looks like it will continue to be like that for days and days, which in my neck of the woods is a rarity. (I don’t think we had more than 2 days in a row with sunshine all summer long.) There is no way I would ever look at that sky, with that one little tiny cloud, and think it would rain. No. Way. But faith sees things differently.

Do. Love. Walk.

Do. Love. Walk. These are things that the Lord requires of us. Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with our God.

This is a verse that has really been stirring in me, and I was so excited to get to share it at my church last Sunday.

In this podcast we see what it means to do, love, and walk and look at our perfect example of Jesus to see just how to do it and what happens when we do!

I hope to be writing regularly again soon. Fall is the busiest season in this house with each of our 3 kids involved in different activities. I’m trying to enjoy every minute of the crazy chaos, but at the same time, I’m looking forward the the quieter days of November. Until then, I pray this encourages you as much as it did me as I studied it out.


What did you call me???

“What did you call me???” Depending on the attitude those words are spoken with, they can mean a lot of different things. Have you ever heard them? Spoken them? They bring back memories of growing up for me. (I have 2 sisters and 1 brother, and let’s just say we didn’t always obey the golden rule.) Names would fly, and then you’d hear, “What did you call me?” And then…well…let’s just move on, shall we? Or they could be the case of…..

Come away with Me…or not

I have a verse I wake up with a lot. It’s one of my favorites.

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” (Psalm 27:8 NLT)

And wouldn’t you know it, when I woke up this morning, this verse was the first thing that popped into my head. But since it was only ten minutes to four (yes….that means 3:50 am…the first number was still a 3!) instead of replying “Lord, I’m coming,” I said, “Lord, I’ll catch you in a couple of hours.”

Things I learned on my walk today…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s been a crazy few weeks. We had a death in the family, and add to that back-to-school, band, football, and soccer…well…let’s just say my brain was dizzy from spinning. But I’m so glad to be back to writing again. These are just a few thoughts I had on my walk today that will hopefully help us keep running this race we’re in with Him. Blessings…Toni