The Overflow! where souls are filled and faith is spilled

Seek First: Something from Nothing

Day Two: Something from Nothing; Today’s Treasure:  Read Genesis 1:1, 26-31, 2:7-23 My kids’ mouths hang open and their eyes are wide. The magician we are watching at a side show during our Adventureland excursion has just pulled a rabbit out of a seemingly empty hat. “Where did that come from?” Lizzy asks in awe as […]

Read more ...

Seek First- Introduction

This month, I am trying something new!  Last month I had the privilege of speaking several places on the topic of “Partnering with the Potter.” Simply put, “Partnering with the Potter” means acknowledging that God has uniquely created each child He’s gifted to us. Our job as moms is to join God in the amazing task of “calling […]

Read more ...

Name above All Names

I wrapped up a delightful book of advent meditations today by bestselling author and master storyteller Walt Wangerin Jr. Arranged in simple calendar fashion, the daily devotions began on December 1 and concluded on January 6, which is the twelfth day of Christmas (according to western liturgies), and is also the day Epiphany. Perhaps what […]

Read more ...

Setting the Table for God

While all that remains today of yesterday’s Thanksgiving dinner is a fridge filled with leftovers and a scale boasting a few extra pounds, I woke up today still in the mood to feast. In fact, as I mused upon the weeks to come- weeks filled with an unusual amount of eating and celebrating-I decided that […]

Read more ...

Funny Feet and Tired Toes

One of the highlights of my kindergartener’s week is meeting the LETTER PEOPLE.  These ingenious little alphabet personalities have been around for decades. Each week an inflatable character in the shape of a letter shows up to teach pre-readers the appropriate sound and shape of that particular consonant or vowel.  WHile much has changed in […]

Read more ...

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Sometimes finding the “treasure” in my day is difficult; like God is speaking in something softer than a whisper; other times, the nuggets of truth are so bold that it seems the Lord is yelling in my ear. Today over our lunch hour, God did a bit of “holy hollering” as He spoke clearly through […]

Read more ...