“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
“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
Failure...not much of a Thanksgiving theme.
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?
It came out of nowhere, that unidentified flying creature.
We need committed friendships and regular fellowship that we aren’t quick to walk away from.
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
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
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