Author: Tammy L. Mashburn

Worth The Investment: Five Minute Friday

“Intimacy happens as we bring more and more of ourselves into God’s presence.” Ruth Haley Barton-Sacred Rhythms  Happy Friday Dear Readers!  Friday has always been my favorite day of the week, with my Sweet Man’s retirement, it’s even better! The entire day, open before us. We’re planning to squeeze every last bit of living well into this season. In the meantime, I’m joining the Five Minute Friday writing community, where we write five minutes on a one word prompt. Today’s word: WORTH I hope you will join us!  *** “Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart...

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Leveling The Ridges-Beauty In Painful Places

“We must feel the pain to heal the pain.” Lysa TerKeurst-Uninvited Dear Readers, I was prepared today with lighthearted words and funny stories. It’s our honeymoon week, my Sweet Man’s first days of retirement. Days of discovering new rhythms, later alarms, and more coffee than we need. Watching his amazement at the amount of traffic on our road. His furrowed brows as we divide chores. If I were honest, I would tell you I didn’t even want to show up today. These first days are sacred days, finding new life in the ordinary and mundane. And then. And then...

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Reading: Words That Linger With Quiet And Rest

“Do you find whenever it’s quiet-when you watch the leaves fall like blossoms in autumn or when the morning light warms the room-your heart whispers dreams overlooked in the busyness of life?” Bonnie Gray-Whispers of Rest  “Be still, and know that I am God!” Psalm 46:10 Have you ever closed a book, lovingly placed it on a shelf, to find it lingering with you for days, weeks, or even years? I have. With more than a few. I can recall to this day, words settled somewhere deep, becoming a part of me. I first mentioned this book here as one I read in May. Bonnie Gray’s Whispers of Rest made it’s way to my hands during a time when life was frenzied and overwhelming. Through that season her words quickly became balm to my weary soul. I would gather my Bible, journal, pens, and Whispers of Rest, settle on piles of feathery comfort and read. Read, journal, search Scriptures, pondering it in my heart. Whispers of  Rest beckoned me to rest. To listen. To remember Who I belong to. Reminded me I am loved by a merciful and gracious God, who pursues me and never leaves me alone. A God who knows my pain, suffers with me, and catches my tears. If you find yourself in that frenzied place of busyness, I urge you to read Whispers of Rest. Give yourself...

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Expect: Beginning A New Season

“The dedicated life is the life worth living. When you release expectations, you are free to enjoy things for what they are .” Annie Dillard Dear Readers, I didn’t expect to be here today, other things, heavy things, hover over our family. It seems we have been tossed about by the harsher winds of life. The need to meet you here today was strong. And in the words of a precious little one, “It’s glad to be home.”  Can I tell you how good it feels to be back in this place with you? Sharing life, heartaches, pain, joy, and...

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Podcasts: A Collective List of All My Favorites

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 (NIV) Dear Readers, I mentioned here how I live my days with chronic illness. I’ve long since given up television, though I may take a peep at Anne With An E. Podcasts, next to reading, is one of my favorite things. I’m often asked what I listen to. Today I’m sharing a list of my favorites.   Sharing my list of favorite podcasts today! Click To Tweet Dear Daughters hosted by Susie Davis Susie’s voice is absolutely adorable, her wisdom astounds me. Dear Daughters makes my day sweeter and I look forward to listening each week. “With every episode, we hope to pass along wisdom and advice to make your life a little more beautiful.” Susie Davis Abiding Ministries’ Feathers Podcast hosted my Amy J. Bennett “Feathers is a weekly podcast which shares stories of women walking in faith. Feathers has been on the air since March 2015 and is currently in Season 6. Each week we interview one guest who shares their story of faithful obedience. Perhaps God called them to something which seemed scary or crazy and they had to trust Him or perhaps God asked them to travel a difficult road and asked them to remain faithful to Him.  We hope Feathers inspires you and encourages you to take flight in...

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