The Liturgy of Advent

“The King Is Coming!  Open up your eyes to see it,  Open up your ears to hear it,  Open up your mind, believe it,  Open up your heart, receive HIM.” -Christy Nockels “The King is Coming Prelude   Quickly diving into a small portion of the history of advent… Advent is the period of four […]

Wrap This One Up

Oh I just couldn’t help but share this age old story wonderfully written by the Lord before the world began. It blew me away & brought such awe and wonder & reverence to my heart. I was reminded afresh the perfect wisdom and intricate detail that is woven in everything He creates. And how the […]

Mothers, How Divine Your Mission

As I have been reading through scripture this past week the Lord has been sending a theme to my heart. In 1 Peter 1:5-8 it talks about “…Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if […]

“Before you were born I set you apart…”

“Her husband went in unto her, and the LORD gave her conception…” (Ruth 4:13)  There is a beautiful truth found in this verse. The Lord enabled Ruth to conceive. The magnificent, mysterious, humbling truth is…despite the science (which the Lord created and saw good.) and a+b=c formula that confirms conception as natural and understandable and “just […]

What A Mighty God We Serve — Remembering

Those 114 days in the hospital in room 409 are a a vivid haze. Some moments I wouldn’t mind forgetting and yet those are the moments my Lord was there upholding and sustaining in a way in which I had never known before. He was the Rock on which I stood, the safehaven in which […]

Our little {Apple Nest}

Here is a little invitation to take a walk through our quaint abode we called home for the first two-in-a-half years of our married life… Our little nest changed over the course of time as bit by bit we added to the warmth and ambiance as the sand of time ran it’s course day by […]

Josiah Daniel Kinabrew

We have a son! You might have seen our announcement video a while back… Well, our little one decided to come in to this world a little earlier than we were expecting and surprise us! On July 1st Brooke and I were back from our first swim of the season, when Brooke’s water broke quite unexpectedly. I […]

Spring has sprung in {our} little nest!

Thought we would share this happy little glimpse of our little nest! Dancing sunlight. Fresh blooms. Saturday mornings with my husband… “I believe the nicest and sweetest of days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like […]

Our Story~Part Seven~Our Wedding

“On this day, my hand is yours to hold, my heart forever yours to keep.”  -Irish Wedding Vow It was an unforgettable day – the day Josh and I got married. It never ceases to make us beam. September 30th, 2012 will always be engraved in our memory! A lot of people who are married […]

Our Story~Part Six~Our Engagement

(From Josh’s Perspective) I like symbolism. The Bible is riddled with symbolism that one can only understand if looking for the symbolism. All of the Jewish feasts were made to help those participating remember what the Lord brought them through (and will bring them through in the future). The Passover feast had always stood out […]