Took the kids to the dentist, cleaned the kitchen, did the laundry…always laundry. Made the grocery list and screamed at the kids to clean their room and take out the trash. It was only two days after Christmas and already back to the grind. Two days after the presents. Two days after family and friends… Continue reading Let’s Just Be….
Each week during the Advent season, I am featuring a devotional on who Jesus is, to help us prepare our hearts for Christ’s birth. Isn’t it interesting how the holidays have this way of magnifying life? The good feels really good, and the hard parts seem really hard, almost unbearable. Some of us just can’t… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 4): Let’s Not Forget…He is
Each week during the Advent season, I am featuring a devotional on who Jesus is, to help us prepare our hearts for Christ’s birth. If you missed previous weeks you could read (Week 1): Jesus is Restorer here and (Week 2) When All Hope Seems Lost here. guest post by Clara Mumba If you have ever lost… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 3): Jesus is Our Healer
“Now Jesus loved Martha, her sister, and Lazarus” John 11:5. In his bedroom, after his shower, while I am getting his pajamas out of the drawer, he points to the scar on his chest. “Do you see this on my chest? This is where God healed me.” He is six and marked. “And this one… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 2): When All Hope Seems Lost
Each week during the Advent season, I’ll feature a devotion on who Jesus is, to help us prepare our hearts for Christ’s birth. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10. There aren’t too many of us living the abundant… Continue reading Advent Devotional (Week 1): Jesus is Our Restorer
When it’s Sunday before Thanksgiving, and the kids will be off the whole week, you just want to hide under the covers. Can we just skip over this silly holiday? Before 7 am, I can hear the rumbling of the kids. One child awakes with a positive outlook on life, ready to take on the day.… Continue reading When You’re Not Feeling Very Thankful
Wednesday of last week we woke up to a world in chaos, and as the week continued on, it just got worse. Everywhere you looked, the media was more than a bit disoriented, and this place we call home felt unsafe. Our foundation felt a little shaky, and we weren’t sure of our footing. In… Continue reading Is Absolute Truth Still Relevant?
Honestly, it’s been a season of craziness. I feel like I just can’t catch a break. Sometimes it’s hard not to believe that all this craziness isn’t a reflection of me. When your world is caving in, it is pretty easy to start pointing the finger at your self-worth. If only I had better time… Continue reading I’m Not Good Enough…Period
by Jessica Turner Somewhere today there is a woman who had to let something go that she held close for a long time. Maybe she had to let it go again, for the thousandth time, but she did. She handled it. She is my hero. Standing very still is another woman who feels very alone,… Continue reading When Life Hurts
I am going to be completely honest and transparent: most mornings I wake up feeling behind before the day even starts. Four kids, one husband, a writing ministry, and all the other dreams waiting for their perfect season, I often feel like I am playing catch-up. Laundry seems never to end. House seems never to… Continue reading One Key to Keeping up with Life