Depression, Family, fear, growing in Christ, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Loneliness, pain, parenting, rest, thankfulness, Uncategorized, Waiting, Walking by Faith

Camouflaged Blessings

For us, this is a time of weakness. Yet over and over again, God reminds me that it's good to be in need.

Depression, Family, fear, grace, growing in Christ, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Loneliness, pain, rest, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Facing the Coronavirus Like a Brand New Bike Rider

There’s nothing like a worldwide pandemic to reveal how my soul’s peace is tangled up in predictable circumstances and a sense of being in control.

Family, fear, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Loneliness, ministry, parenting, rest, thankfulness, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

Helping Our Kids Thrive During Social Distancing

What will our kids remember from this time of social distancing? Here are four things that will help them thrive...

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Celebrating God’s Hidden Gifts

How many grace-filled blessings are hiding in the middle of my everyday struggles?

Depression, Family, fear, freedom, growing in Christ, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, Loneliness, pain, parenting, rest, Uncategorized, Victorious Living, Waiting, Walking by Faith

When Depression Moves In

What happened to my joy? The question tugged at the corners of my soul as I trudged through each day. A dark cloud hovered over every waking moment. And sleep? That was a struggle, too. I had one bed-wetter and another child with night-terrors, so the sleep I did get was often fragmented and restless. How I… Continue reading When Depression Moves In

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Passing on Hope

“I’m glad we’re #christians,” said my pre-teen daughter. I asked her why and her response still echoes in my heart. #hope #faith #parenting #motherhood #kids

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Being Still in the Storm

Yesterday our family took an exotic trip. Well, sort of. We went to the zoo, where we saw some very exotic animals. It rained a little during our drive in, but the light drizzle cleared up before we left the parking lot. The sun came out a few hours later and bathed the animals and their habitats… Continue reading Being Still in the Storm

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Just a Taste

Samples. They're my kids' favorite part of shopping at Costco. (They might actually be mine, also. I'm just too grown up to admit it.) Just a taste. Enough to make you rush over to that cooler and grab your own box of goodness to take home for dinner. Jesus' coming at Christmastime was a bit… Continue reading Just a Taste

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Giving Thanks when Things Aren’t Perfect

by Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon What does the perfect Thanksgiving look like to you? I think of Norman Rockwell’s painting Freedom From Want – all the family gathered around a beautifully decorated table laden with once-a-year favorites. Sweet smells, pleasant company, happy hearts. But real life isn't always that perfect, is it? Just last week, we… Continue reading Giving Thanks when Things Aren’t Perfect

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On Questions without Answers

By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Why, God? Why? Has that question ever haunted you? Does your faith flounder when life deals a low blow, like our punching bag shuddering before my kids' Kung Fu fists? Mine does sometimes, especially when logic goes unsatisfied and cliché answers just won't do. It's been one of those seasons for me lately… Continue reading On Questions without Answers