Here’s what I find interesting about this scripture:

The lamp is simply giving us all the light we need. In the moment of whatever it is we are going through, we tend to want a ginormous “stadium light” that will reveal the entire meadow, field, forest, or whatever it is we are traveling through. But that’s not what the scripture is saying here. Without saying it, God is saying: “trust me from step to step. I’ll always give you enough light for the next step but just take the step and trust me. Right now I don’t need you to be able to see 50 feet in front of you, I just need you to see 1 foot in front of you.”

This doesn’t mean God never shows us the big picture or doesn’t reveal things “up ahead” but there are times where God just needs us to obey without understanding.

I’m reminded of the time I had a tumor in my left nostril that led all the way up to my brain…

I remember begging and pleading for God to please just make it fall out! After all, I didn’t have the money for surgery. I was scared. I didn’t have insurance for all of these medical bills.

God kept saying TRUST ME.

Little did I know, God was waiting for me to get on the operating table before He allowed the tumor to fall out. Why? Because it was about much more than me. He needed that doctor to see something he had never seen in 40+ years of practicing medicine.

God didn’t need me to see the “big picture”

He simply needed me to wake up every morning and just trust Him in the fact that He had me taken care of.

Today I encourage you to just simply trust God. Stop trying to figure things out yourself and just get your lamp and walk. And keep walking. And keep walking. And keep walking. And keep walking. And keep walking.


Family Minute Vlog – Melody’s Recital

Melody is our little ballerina. Who knew we’d have a little girl dancing around on stage on her tippy-toes in a frilly little tutu.

Not me.



Growing up, I was the opposite of “girly” – I did not want my nails painted, I hated dresses, and don’t even think about curling my hair! I didn’t even start carrying a purse until my husband bought me one for Christmas the first year we were dating. I was 21 years old, y’all.

Melody is the opposite of the way I was growing up.
She still likes playing in the dirt. She feeds Rolly Pollies to the chickens all the time and loves mixing water with dirt 🙂
But she’s quick to wash her hands and she has all 20 of her lip gloss flavors organized in her pink ballerina jewelry box.

I love the little girl you’re growing to be. Be exactly who God made you to be, Mel.