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Reminders for Overcoming the Storms in Life

The text came across my phone as I was out walking with my neighbor. “Lea, she has a brain bleed. They are transporting her by helicopter.” Her daughter is only ten. She simply went outside before school to ride her bike and took a spill, earning herself a helicopter ride along with a few days… Continue reading Reminders for Overcoming the Storms in Life

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What No One Tells You About Open Doors

It’s more important how you walk through the door then what door you walk through.  Holy Spirit spoke these words as I was washing dishes one evening. They brought comfort to my weary soul in a season of decision-making. I’d been numb waiting for a door to open, maybe even little offended. I thought God… Continue reading What No One Tells You About Open Doors

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When You Long to Rest in the Midst of a World That Screams More Is Better

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

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When It All Seems Difficult and You Want To Quit

So, sometimes in one week you catch glimpses of the heart of the Father in the brave women that surround you. She clothes herself in humility as she pushes the send button on her phone. No hidden agenda except to bring glory to her Father. Longing to have less of herself and more of Him.… Continue reading When It All Seems Difficult and You Want To Quit

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Are Your Prayers Filled With Fear Rather Than Faith?

Exhaustion. It’s the only word that I can think of that describes how I feel after today’s nonsense. Crawling into bed and pulling the covers up is the last of my energy. Not much left to give. I close my eyes and begin to utter a prayer from a place of hurt and disappointment. As… Continue reading Are Your Prayers Filled With Fear Rather Than Faith?

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When You Can’t Seem to Find Your Own Rhythm

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