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Theresa is a wife and mother of four wonderful children between the ages of one and seven. She is a stay-at-home-mom, whose passions are primarily with her family and in writing – both of which reflect Jesus Christ, the author of and reason for each of these gifts. Since her...

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  1. This is a message from your heart that I find so beautiful. It’s where I have been learning to trust my Father – obeying His call for me, responding to His invitations, and seeking out His glory (chasing after grace). Once I get even a smidge of a taste of His glory I am in awe, and then in fear – and without realizing it, I question Him and my place, though I know His love is so much bigger. The questions you’ve asked have been mine, too. And He allows them, and it can be what draws us ever so closely when He bends down to our level and invites us on His lap to tell us of just how much purpose He has for it all, and where our story collides with His – and how those stories are just His to begin with.

    Rich blessings, Theresa, as He covers your passions with grace and love, and you receive…

    • Amy, thank you so much for your comment and kind words! I hear you. What we know and what we do don’t always line up. It’s a heart check. I’m so grateful that we have a loving and relentless God, who gently pursues. What a beautiful picture you draw with your words, “when He bends down to our level and invites us on His lap…”

      What an amazing God we have! Oh, how I pray my answer is always, “yes.” Rich blessings to you, Amy!

  2. Beautiful words Theresa! Not to hide, but to seek. YES! I love how you said His work would multiply in and through us. What an amazing and awesome thought! 🙂

  3. “Oh, you have just the sweetest, most beautiful heart, daughter.” That’s what I heard Him say for you, dear Theresa. Blessings…

  4. So glad that this day fell on a Soli Deo Gloria day so we could all come and encourage you here! Yipee!

    Oh, the call…can I say yes? Can I say, “Send me!”? Can I believe that He who planted the seed will continue the work unto completion?

    Oh, yes. He is faithful. And true. And grace-filled. All of these things make it a bit easier to say “Yes.”

    • Thanks, Jennifer. It *was* pretty good timing!

      Yes, they are His seeds and He is so faithful! I’m loving this journey into a bolder, deeper faith. Thank you for coming along and encouraging me here!

  5. Theresa,
    So fun seeing you here!

    Oh, I can relate to Drew so easily. Running and sliding and hiding. . .please God, don’t see me, pick someone else.

    Here’s to pushing forward in His plan, even when we want to hide under the coach.

    • Thank you so much for coming by, Amy!

      It was quite a humorous picture when Drew ran for cover, yet fully exposed. His dad and I couldn’t help but smile. I’m sure God graciously smiles as he shakes his head over me sometimes. Lovingly pursuing all the while.


  6. oh theresa, i love this… this makes me wonder if part of what you were experiencing was holy fear? to stand before him, without withdrawing, is an awesome thing… but to bow low for the glory before us, also good… bless you. xo

  7. I can so relate. When God spoke to me to go to the homeless, I wanted to slide under the chair and hide, but you cannot hide from Him! I finally said yes, and oh my, what a blessing indeed. Do we think he will send us somewhere, where there would be no blessing? If we take ourselves out and realize it’s not about me but about Him and His glory to shine, and that it can through us, why would we ever say no? I hope I will always be able to say, ” Yes Lord, send me.”
    Your post has been a blessing to me tonight, thank you! 🙂

  8. Yes, Kristin, there is always a blessing – bigger than we can imagine. It doesn’t always make it easy, but always a blessing in the follow-through. Thank you so much for your encouragement to me here!

  9. So wise you are to allow GOD to get at the root of hesitancy.

    “And I whisper the words that are required to, once again, leave the old behind so that the new may come.”…ah yes…and we’re in good company with Isaiah. I’m so thankful GOD included his experience for us to learn from.

    • Yes, I’m so thankful for His examples and just allowing me to see beyond the hesitancy – just another way He gets through in his gentle, but relentless pursuits.

      May you be blessed today, Connie! Thank you for your encouragement here!

  10. “I would take His refined touch in me.” Love that. Such a deep desire of mine–to hold nothing back–or as you said, look back– in answer to His call.

  11. Yes! If we will just go where He leads, it changes us. Although fear and doubt will always creep in, we’re changed when our answer is yes.

    Thank you, Pamela, for your encouragement to me here!