Medic Alert

It’s my call sign. Jingle jangle. My husband can find me just listening for it. If I reach to move clothes on a rack, jingle jangle. When I cook dinner, jingle jangle. As I apply my make-up, jingle jangle. On my left arm, right next to my watch, is the source of my music…

Join me today at the Cafe. Click HERE to read the rest of my devotion.

I hope you are keeping cool! We are enjoying the last few days of summer! School starts back soon. Let me know what fun things you have been doing.


The Perfect Tattoo

I felt her presence beside me and looked up to see my daughter with her hands together in the beg position. “Mama, can I pleeeease have this tattoo?” she asked holding out the item in question.

I glanced at the tattoo and recognized it as the cereal box prize from her breakfast. “Sure,” I told her, “Just get me a damp washcloth, and I’ll help you.” Faith disappeared only to return seconds later with a Toy Story washcloth dripping water on the carpet below.

We selected just the right spot on her arm and placed the tattoo picture side down. I squeezed water over the top and wrapped the wet cloth around her arm. As I did, I remembered the last tattoo I helped to apply. I didn’t go well. To avoid another meltdown, I gave Faith a warning.

“Okay, I am putting this tattoo on your arm following the directions exactly. But the thing with tattoos is they often don’t come out perfect – no matter how hard you try. Are you prepared for the fact this tattoo might not come out perfect?”

Her brown eyes widened, and she nodded her head seriously.

“And you promise to be happy no matter what?”

“Yes, m’am,” she assured me.

I slowly unwrapped the washcloth and peeled off the backing. Two little rock-n-roll girls playing guitars appeared on her forearm. Just as I peeled away the last corner, one little star stayed stuck to the backing.

“It’s perfect!” she squealed. “I don’t need that star anyway. Thank you, Mommy.”

Faith decided she would love it before I unveiled the picture. When the image didn’t come out perfect, it didn’t matter. She already made up her mind to be happy.

For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:11-13 NIV


Women of Faith – Worship

Do you know what story I love? It boils down to this one verse – David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might. (2 Samuel 6:14 NIV)

It’s the story of David bringing the ark of God back to the city of David. It was a long journey to get there. And when the men carrying the ark finally arrived in the city, David, the mighty warrior king, danced before the Lord.

2 Samuel 6:14 tells it all, we learn what David was wearing – a linen ephod. (That is right up this girl’s alley. If you are going to tell me a story, be sure to tell me what everyone was wearing.) David wasn’t putting on a show. If so, he would have been wearing his royal robes. Instead, he wore the typical clothes befitting a priest.

So David, wearing his linen ephod, is so excited the ark of the Lord has returned to the Israelites, he dances with all his might before the Lord. Don’t miss the “with all his might.” David wasn’t just bopping his head along with some trumpets, he was all out bustin’ a move.

And friends, if David had a cd boom box, I can assure you he would have been blasting Women of Faith’s new Worship cd.

I just received a copy from Women of Faith to review, and it doesn’t disappoint. I highly recommend it to everyone. There are ten songs on the cd, and each one will bring you to worship. Some will have you dancing and bustin’ a move like David (Glorious and Just Wanna Say); others will have you kneeling at the foot of the cross (Healer and Lead Me to the Cross).

All the songs are sung by the Women of Faith Worship Team. Their vocals are excellent. I love the harmonies these women share. I love to listen to worship music on my iPod and in my van with the kids. This is one we have listened to over and over.

I can’t help but crank up the volume when I hear Glorious. So, if you are at a red light, and you look over and see a thirty-something mom bustin’ a move and singing along to some worship music, honk and wave. It’s me.

You can listen to a clip of each of the tracks on iTunes, and you can also buy the whole cd HERE. But if you aren’t normally a mover and a shaker, and you find yourself dancing with all your might – don’t say I didn’t warn you.


Hose Water

“Tell me all the fun things you did today?” I questioned my eight and six-year-old about Bible school. “Well,” Faith began and took a deep breath. I knew I was in for a story…

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