You Don’t Have to be Afraid~

One day, my little sister Christiana, came into my room and climbed up on my bed with me while I was playing guitar. She started confiding in me all the fears of her six-year-old, and as I comforted her this song flowed out. It’s really more of a lullaby than a song; Christiana asks me to sing it to her often.

Thanks to my cousins, Joanna and Rebecca for recording it!

You don’t have to be afraid,
Jesus is right there beside you–

Watching, holding, helping you,
He will strengthen and shield you.

You don’t have to be afraid,
Jesus is right there beside you.

He promised that He would never leave us,
He promised that He was be here for us.

You don’t have to be afraid,
Jesus is right there beside you.

Ah, my sweet little Christiana is just growing up too fast–how did she get to be so big? She’s by far the sweetest little girl in the whole world–not to mention that she has the most adorable nose ever!

Like me, she loves the story of Esther, and asks me to read it to her again and again. Christiana has the sweetest voice and laugh ever, and is extremely witty. Not to mention a talented artist whose art always seems to find its way to my desk. She adds so much joy to my life…I thank the Lord so much for this precious gift and wonder what in the world I do without her.

She makes my everyday somewhat magical.

Precious notes…
…moments spent talking of the Lord…
…countless “I love you’s”, hugs and kisses everyday…
…fun games…
…inside jokes…
…picking flowers…
…dancing around the house…
…secret handshakes and confidential conversations…

I love you, Christiana. Don’t grow up too fast.


 In Christ,


~Gal. 2:20


A funny moment…

I don’t have a lot of time today, but I just wanted to share a funny moment in my life…

You see, I have an affection for rolling down hills. The grass is soft, you get dizzy, what’s not to like? One day a year or so ago I was rolling down the beloved slope at the pond close to our house. At the bottom of this slope is the pond…I’m pretty much an expert when it comes to rolling down hills and have always stopped in time. That is until this time…

So there I was, happliy rolling down the hill…I stopped and checked to see how much farther I could go. I could get at least two more rolls out of this. And then before I knew it, *splash!* Grace rolls right into the pond!

That was the most shocking feeling I’ve felt in my whole life. It was epic.

  That’s me, wet and muddy, describing how it happened…took me forever to wash the mud out of that shirt. : )

Sometimes I think I can feel God laughing right along with me; this was one of those times. Mmm…Christians ought to be the happiest people on the planet. After all, it’s our God that created laughter and joy!

I hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday! May the joy of the Lord fill your heart. And should you roll down any hills, be careful!

In Christ,


P.S. I hope this made you smile.