Disoriented. Numb. Somber. There are few words to describe where my heart has been lately. I feel inadequate to describe all the reasons why or how I have gotten to this place. But even if was able, the circumstances aren’t the point. The point is that even as Christians, we can face feelings of despair.… Continue reading Three Things to Remember When Life Is Hard
“You shall have no other God’s before me. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God.” Exodus 20:3,5 I will be the first to admit that my heart is so quickly drawn toward the immediate and temporary pleasures of this world. The things… Continue reading If the Enemy Can’t Turn Us Against God, He’ll Distract Us From Enjoying Him
I often hear statements such as, "I am so blessed to have three healthy children!" or "I received the promotion that I've been waiting for...I feel so blessed!" or "We just bought the home of our dreams. We are incredibly blessed!" or "We are blessed to live in a country of such comfort, freedom, and… Continue reading What Does It Really Mean to Be Blessed?
In 2015, I was given the incredible opportunity of participating in a 16-week course taught by Colin Smith alongside of a few other guest speakers. During one of these sessions, I was struck by a statement made by Pastor Colin. He said, Don’t let the fear of legalism rob you of the benefits of a regular… Continue reading Don’t Lose Spiritual Disciplines for Fear of Legalism
Mother's Day has come once again. For some, it's a day filled with the precious gifts of dandelions and a handmade cards scribbled with "I luv you". For others, it's a day that stirs up a fresh sense of grief over infertility, the loss of a child, or the loss of a mother. For me,… Continue reading Weak Moms, Strong God (Desiring God)
A few weeks ago, something snapped in me and let me assure you, it wasn't pretty. After nine years of intense and complex emotions being built up in our home due to our child's neurological issues, for some reason, this particular moment seemed to draw everything to the surface. As the lengthy battle with him… Continue reading Celebrating Easter Through Brokenness
Pain comes with vengeance, no matter what's on the to do list or what plans were on the schedule. It can consume us, paralyze us, and rob us of all we expected life to be. "Will this pain and struggle ever end", I wonder? "Will I ever know what it's like to feel good on… Continue reading Don’t Run From the Pain – Trust His Grace for Today