Emily Hester

New Year’s Resolution-Better Late Than Never

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:33-34 NIV I’m finally getting around to blogging my 2011 New Year’s resolution. Yes and it is a month late, the beginning of the second week in February to be exact. I don’t even…

Grandma Wright’s Prayer

What’s your prayer heritage? If you grew up in a household that prayed, what was the oral dialog used when speaking to God? I only now am realizing how richly blessed I was to come from such an abundance of Christian stock. My great grandmothers, both maternal and paternal where devoted Christians. I’ve heard that…

Exposing Your Roots

My dear sweet Aunt Irmarie has recently passed away and has gone to be with the Lord. For 92 years she brightened this world with grace, humility and wisdom. Over the past 4 years, we grew very close, engaging in many delightful phone conversations. She was a Christian mentor, a beloved link to my Mom…

Just Read Your Bible, Honey

The front porch swing creaked with each push of my foot. I was thankful for the screened porch keeping out the Louisiana mosquitoes. I breathed in the moist summer morning air, as I glanced to the other end of the porch. She sat in her old white rocker with a cup of coffee and a…

Pondering Proverbs 1:8-19

It’s been a busy year so far. I’ve been behind on Proverbs pondering. I spent the year homeschooling my son for his kindergarten year. For his first grade year, my husband and I decided to send him to public school. I wonder what adventures await us this year. The “Stay away from bad company” theme…

Pondering Proverbs 1:7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 (NKJV) When I first read this verse, I immediately start judging other people’s behavior. It’s so easy to spot another person’s foolishness. I think to myself…Oh, I’d never do that…I mean, I’ve got a lot more sense.…

Playing in Gullies

When I was a little girl, I spent my afternoons playing outside, exploring in the woods behind my house. My favorite spot was a tree-lined gully. I weaved in and out of trees sprouting from the slopes of the gully. The gully floor consisted of loosened dirt from the numerous draining fields from a Louisiana…

Pondering Proverbs 1:1-6

I’m a month behind. I intended to begin at the first of the year. But a month behind is better than not starting at all. I’m pondering Proverbs 1:1-6. I’m not going to provide the passage here on the blog. I think nothing can replace the intimacy of reading a passage in your own Bible.…

Hibernating With Him

Happy New Year! I’ve been rather neglectful last month with my blog. It has been a month for holiday busyness, Bible study and reflection. Oh how invigorating it is to spend time alone hibernating with God and His beautiful words in the Bible. When I feel like I’m getting a little out of focus, fearful,…

A Generation Of Not Enough!

Most mornings I start my day sipping a cup of gourmet coffee while curled up on the couch in my “Snuggie” reading my Bible. I’d like to say I’m blessed, but really I’m spoiled. Having it so good makes me forget those times in my life when I truly had less. When I was seven…