Habits of a Transforming Heart: Surrender “How Can I Really Change?” This question rattled in my brain as I ran through a snowstorm at night. I was running from myself, but somehow I always caught up. My self talk whipped like the icy wind. Sane people don’t jog at night during a storm. … [Read more...] about How Can I Really Change?
I wonder if caterpillars’ new years’ resolutions are to be the biggest and best caterpillars. They might never dream of flying. Their dreams crawl on the earth, but their Maker has a different design for them—to take them to the heavens. My goals for this year differ little from the caterpillar. … [Read more...] about Growth or Transformation?
On my Christmas tree, high above where chubby toddler fingers can reach, hang three ornaments side by side. A pair of baby slippers, a ceramic work boot, and a ball with the name “Jon” inscribed on it. Three symbols of a life well lived but cut short. My heart was heavy as I adorned the tree, yet … [Read more...] about The Price of Love – It’s Worth It
Waiting on the Hope of Christmas This article is part of a series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love An Instrument of PeaceWhere There is Doubt, Let Me Sow Faith Where There is Darkness, Let Me Sow … [Read more...] about Where There is Despair, Let Me Sow Hope
Women are incredible. We are wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, volunteers, employees, business owners, students, friends… just a never-ending list of roles, relationships, and responsibilities. I am constantly amazed at how the women in my life are able to juggle all these and to love on their … [Read more...] about Stop the Competition
This article is part of a larger series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow Love An Instrument of PeaceWhere There is Doubt, Let Me Sow Faith I have this friend who is extremely active. Every day she’s clocking in a good hour … [Read more...] about Where There is Darkness, Let Me Sow Light.