Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)Read More
It might be tempting to feel forgotten by God.Sometimes I even feel justified in thinking that way.
After all, it’s been a rough year. Scratch that, it’s been a challenging couple of years.
I really don’t want to seem ungrateful and believe me, I’ve been trying really hard to keep a positive spin on things.Read More
I had the chance to be involved in a couple of Christian parenting events this past week.
Much great information was shared, and lots of good discussions took place. It was a joy to be included in these events.
However, there was something I heard over and over that broke my heart.
Parents and grandparents are watching their kids pull away from God.Read More
I don’t know what happens when you hear God calling you to something, but I typically do what Jonah did. I run the other way. Especially when it doesn’t fit into my tidy plans.Read More
I hurled his bag down the stairs and screamed, "THERE'S YOUR STUPID SUITCASE!!! JUST GO AHEAD AND LEAVE ME!"
My husband picked up his busted luggage, stared at me in disbelief, and spoke an apologetic goodbye.
Throwing myself on the bed for a good cry, I agonized over why our marriage wasn't turning out like I expected.Read More
As a new mother, I was on the receiving end of some really sweet encouragement. I remember the feelings of gratitude, of wanting to pay it forward- and I remember how hard it was to do much of anything, beyond taking care of my baby at that time.Read More
If there’s something to worry about, I will probably be the first one to grab that what-if out of nowhere and contemplate all its possible outcomes. It’s my way of feeling like I can spot trouble before it happens so I can do something to prevent it from becoming my own horrible reality.Read More
Spiritual warfare is real and can be devastating to our lives. Marriage is where I have personally endured spiritual warfare many times. Especially when it came to feeling defeated spiritually and mentally as a wife.Read More
Shortly after we were married, my husband and I moved hundreds of miles away from our hometown to go to college. We were strangers to nearly everyone in our new town. Not long after arriving, we ended up going to a church where we were warmly welcomed and shown what Christian hospitality is all about.Read More