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Feelings

Feelings

This past month at our church retreat I learned something about myself. Have you ever thought you were depending on God, but then realized you were trying to handle life on your own terms? I suppose in my mind I expected God to see how awesome my ideas were and endorse them. The retreat topic … Continue reading

2018: Expect

2018: Expect

In the beginning, I had so many mixed feelings over my word for 2018. EXPECT. When I prayed for what my word would be this year, I had several thoughts about what would work. I actually prayed and told God what I thought my word should be, but instead of rejoicing I only received an … Continue reading

Year in Review

Year in Review

I started the year with the word, FORWARD. After much prayer, I felt like that was the word God gave me and I embraced it anxious to see how God would use it.  For years, I had worked on a story by re-writing it several times. It was the story of my heart. I was … Continue reading

You’re okay, I’m okay

You’re okay, I’m okay

When is the last time you rocked the boat? I don’t mean through an antagonistic Facebook rant. I mean when is the last time you looked someone, you care about, in the eye and said something they didn’t want to hear? Yes, because we as Christians, we have become too comfortable in our pew seats. We … Continue reading

Jen Hatmaker. Wow.

Jen Hatmaker. Wow.

Jen Hatmaker. If you don’t know who this woman is, then a quick google search will tell you that she’s one of the most popular bloggers today. She has connected herself to moms who need to hear that they are human and it’s okay to make mistakes. I love her books. I think she’s amazing. … Continue reading

Hello Graduate

Hello Graduate

I can see her walking across the stage. Her burgundy graduation gown billowing around a pair of wedge platform heels. A bright smile, full of promise for the future. This day is eight short years away for us. I can see it. Feel it. I know in my heart it will be bittersweet. My firstborn … Continue reading

14 years of prayers were answered today

Today was a monumental day for my family. It’s a day that I’ve prayed to see happen for 14 years. Can you think of something you would pray about for 14 years? For me, it was a loved one. Someone I cherished and saw the good, even when they didn’t. When Sarah was 13 years … Continue reading

Adrift: How God Rescued Me

Do you feel unsure of your purpose? Adrift in a boat and tossed here and there by waves. I’ve been there. Life is hard. It’s filled with decisions needing to be made and at times, you can only pray you make the right choices. God doesn’t give us a roadmap. Instead, he calls us to … Continue reading

Identity: Who are you REALLY?

“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3 While attending a women’s church retreat this past weekend I was challenged to ask myself, “What is my identity?” To be honest, I thought it was a simple question. Mentally I answered… “a wife, mother, and writer.” Done. I … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Jesus!

Today we celebrate my Savior’s birth, I will raise my voice in thanksgiving and praise for all the blessings He has bestowed on me. It’s not because of those blessings that I worship Him, but rather because of what He did for me on the cross. Over 2,000 years ago Jesus came to this earth as … Continue reading