Ezekiel has never been my go-to choice of chapters to read in the Bible, but one particular chapter has made a big impact on my current season of life—being present to enjoy the moment before me and also waiting humbly and patiently for things to come. Ezekiel chapter 37 is titled, The Valley of Dry Bones in which Ezekiel has a vision of a valley … Continue reading How Dry Are Your Bones?
A couple weeks ago, we were at my in-laws house and the family tree was pulled out. My nine-year-old daughter was fascinated by all of these people who came before us on this scroll of many names. My mother-in-law’s father had roots back in the Netherlands and we enjoyed conversations about what their lives would have been like and speculated about what propelled them to … Continue reading Our Spiritual Tree
Even if my book encourages just one person, it was worth me writing it. Joy A. Mead These words have danced around my head since the first inkling that God wanted me to write a book about motherhood and they have carried me through all the way to now—the release of Taking Care of Mama! I have always loved writing but have been slow to … Continue reading Taking Care of Mama