Author Archives: Heart of the Matter

About Heart of the Matter

I am a southern wife and mom who loves reading, music, studying the Bible, and playing a game of tennis now and then. I also enjoy spending time at the beach and have amassed quite a seashell collection. I love all things southern: sweet tea, magnolia trees, comfort food and entertaining. I live in awe of what my Savior has done for me and desire to share spiritual encouragement with others.

Reflections of Covid19: Finding Meaning in the Stillness

  As I sat outside this morning watching the birds in my yard dart from tree to tree, stopping to sip from the gently bubbling, crushed stone birdbath, it occurred to me that I have learned a very valuable lesson … Continue reading

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Humility: Revisiting a Long-Lost Friend

  What exactly is humility? Are you picturing a mousy little person in drab clothing, mumbling, head down, afraid to share their opinions—hesitant to use their gifts for the kingdom due to fear and lack of self-esteem? That certainly is … Continue reading

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Wounded for My Transgressions

  “When they had twisted a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before Him and mocked Him, saying, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ Then they … Continue reading

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10 Interesting Ways to Spend Your Time During Covid-19 Lockdown

  Now that so many of us are under stay-at- home orders due to Covid-19, we may actually have a little extra time on our hands—especially those of us who no longer have little ones at home. I know that … Continue reading

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