It’s hard to just “be.” Isn’t it easier just to do more? Drawing our identity from the things we accomplish rather than from God is always easier. It would only take a second to hop on Pinterest and find an article on being more confident, less anxious, saving more, decluttering your house, overcoming depression, or… Continue reading Dare to Do the Next Best Thing
It’s only halfway through the first month of the New Year, and failure has already begun to overtake you. You’re standing at the sink and your teenage son slams the door and screams, “It’s stupid!” It really is stupid. It’s stupid I can’t get this parenting thing right. Two weeks into the New Year and… Continue reading When All You Want is Chocolate
I’m not going to lie, my life seems crazy and out of control most days. Just when I start catching some air, something happens or the children change their routines. I love the words my sister says, “It’s our beautiful mess.” I find myself saying “yes” to actives or commitments without thinking it through, or… Continue reading When You Long to Rest in the Midst of a World That Screams More Is Better
As a wife, mom, and even as a leader I have been a visionary for my marriage, family, and ministry. I have sat for hours before the Lord writing and dreaming of what could be. I would write the vision and make it plain before the Lord, seeing the final master piece. Leaving my quiet… Continue reading When You Feel Stuck
I love the freshness of a new year. A chance to start over and begin to make wise choices. My journal is often filled with dreams and visions for the new year. I would sit before the Lord allowing Him to pour the plan of the coming year into my spirit. This year is quit… Continue reading When the New Year Doesn’t Start Off As Planned
They have no idea that the world is at war and that people die every day just because their skin is a different color. My children have no idea that the world is hurting and groaning for a Savior. Under the twinkling of the Christmas lights my youngest says something that hits deep and causes… Continue reading Believing and Celebrating Your Miracle Before It Even Happens
I sat listening with tears welling up in the corners of my eyes. In one single moment all the world seemed to stop as worship filled the room. Rhythm. She had found her rhythm. She found the very thing that gave her sweet release. Worship. There at the keyboard, she worshipped the God of the… Continue reading When You Can’t Seem to Find Your Own Rhythm
I was not prepared. I stepped off that plane, July 26th after 28 hours of travel time, ready to bring the gospel to Africa. Even through I was exhausted, excitement filled the air, a sense of boldness to bring the gospel to Africa came over me. I was sure I was fully prepared for whatever… Continue reading Sometimes You’re Just Not Prepared
“It seemed that in this world we were piling up hurt upon hurt, and hate upon hate, and then hurt upon hurt again. Forgiveness. We couldn’t forgive. We could only hate when we were hurt. And then the hurt and the hate would start up again-all in a terrible circle.” Shadow Spinner When it comes… Continue reading Forgiveness… It Doesn’t Always Come Easy.
“Come to me, all of you who are heavy and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30… Continue reading What to Do When You Are Worn-Out.