Do you ever tell yourself you’ll finally have peace when the house is clean and de-cluttered? The kids get along or when that one relationship is restored? Or maybe when you are financially set, and debt is paid off. I am constantly waiting for an old weary season to be over and new exciting season… Continue reading 3 Keys to Maintaining Peace
The enemy has no new tricks up his sleeve. He is as cunning and shrewd today as he was in the Garden thousands of years ago. Nothing has changed. We fall into the same traps and believe the same lies, allowing him to steal joy, time, finances, and purpose. Before we know it, our perfectly… Continue reading Several Ways to Have the Worst Day Ever
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
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
“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
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