God’s “will,” sounds so much more graceful, when it looks and feels like success and rest. In my own life, I find it often looks drastically different. So many times my heart dreams of big things and great triumph, but the reality is that we have to fight to grow. We have to face hardship … More Fly Like An Eagle
I was hanging out with Claire the other day. We were just sitting in her house visiting and sipping coffee. Her husband was getting ready to leave for work. He had his arms full, and he bent down to tell her bye. He carefully leaned over and gently kissed her on the head. You guys, … More How about a little more PDA up in here?
I tend to be a pretty big weirdo, but you guys probably know that by now. I am the girl who will probably hug you when I greet you and again when I leave you. I will try really hard to tell you I love you even if you haven’t told me. I will second … More No Ulterior Motives
When my children were very little, my husband worked very long hours. Most of the time, I was the one carting them to Wednesday night church services by myself. I remember this particular night, I didn’t want to go. I was forcing it, but I was plumb exhausted, my kids were tired and cranky, and … More Details Details…
I have been sitting here debating whether to write about this or not. It’s a sore subject for me. I want to talk about broken relationships. This hits close to home for me because it exists within my own family. Thankfully my immediate family is strong and intact, but my extended family has some major … More Shakespeare never solved anything.
I recently received a comment from someone feeling absolutely spiritually exhausted. I read their thoughts and it brought hot stinging tears to my eyes and it made my heart hurt. I think what surprised me the most was a comment asking, “How do you stay positive? Praising God seems to come naturally for you, why … More Lighthouse
Somewhere around my 11th or 12th surgery, my husband crushed me. We’d experienced defeat repeatedly. Every time I underwent surgery or treatment to reconstruct a major injury from the Cipro damage, another body part would fail shortly after. Over and over, blow after blow. We were losing this fight. We kept hoping that I’d heal … More I Hear Nineveh is Beautiful This Time of Year…
1st Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. When I was a kid, we had 10 acres out in the country in Odessa, Missouri. In the early years of my life, our house was heated during cold Missouri winters, by a wood burning stove … More The Be Attitudes of Gratitude
“If God is real, then why does he let bad things happen? Why doesn’t he stop it? Why do bad things happen to good people?” I face this question often. I’m okay with that. At one time or another, I have asked myself the same questions that I face. I have mourned the loss of … More Your mission…if you choose to accept it
Well a lot has happened since I talked to you guys last. I did have my lumbar spinal fusion on the 30th of November. It went well. They found some weird stuff going on in my spine. The longitudinal ligament that runs up and down over the discs, had apparently turned into the consistency of … More Life Blood