Family, fear, growing in Christ, hope, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, parenting

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

Identity in Christ, knowing God, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

This Changes Everything

“Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a Son, and they will call Him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us’” (Matt 1:23) NET. God.with.us. Those three words astound me. For thousands of years, God had been worshiped from afar. His holiness stood in stark contrast to mankind’s sin. A thick veil separated His earthly presence… Continue reading This Changes Everything

Family, knowing God, ministry, Uncategorized, Victorious Living, Walking by Faith

Thanksgiving in the Midst of Failure

Failure...not much of a Thanksgiving theme.

Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Uncategorized, Victorious Living, Waiting, Walking by Faith

Did We Take a Wrong Turn?

Did we take a wrong turn somewhere, God? This path we’re on is bumpier than I expected. I’m not seeing many "green pastures" or much "still water." It’s certainly not glamorous. I was kind of hoping for something more exciting, less mundane. I know You lead down “paths of righteousness,” but isn’t there a less… Continue reading Did We Take a Wrong Turn?

Hope in the Midst of Heartache, knowing God, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

When Life Blindsides You

It came out of nowhere, that unidentified flying creature.

Family, Hope in the Midst of Heartache, Identity in Christ, Uncategorized, Walking by Faith

We Are Family

We need committed friendships and regular fellowship that we aren’t quick to walk away from.

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Voices in my Head

Sometimes I hear voices in my head. Not the audible, easy to recognize kind. No, the voices I hear are often so sneaky, so subtle, that I don't even realize they're speaking to me. Maybe you know some of them... Comparison Discouragement Worthlessness Resignation Self-sufficiency Self-righteousness Drivenness Fear Unforgiveness... A few weeks ago, I caught myself… Continue reading Voices in my Head

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Free to Be Me

The secret is out. This is the real me. A few weeks ago, we joined a homeschool co-op. I prepped my kids ahead of time...reminding them to be friendly, to be interested in others, to introduce themselves. You know, basic friend-making stuff. But inwardly, I was a bit anxious myself. I'm not naturally outgoing. Being… Continue reading Free to Be Me

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I Shouldn’t Feel This Way

I "played hookie" on Sunday. Oh, I went to church. I dropped my family off and then sat in the parking lot during Sunday School. I just couldn't bring myself to go in. My heart was in turmoil. I was upset about how the morning was going. Actually, I was upset about how life is… Continue reading I Shouldn’t Feel This Way