I inherited a strange trait from my father’s side of the family that goes back generations — a hammer toe. Passed down with it was the story of an ancestor who died in a shipwreck. His family was only able to identify his body a year later thanks to his hammer toe. So, I suppose this anomaly has its … [Read more...] about How Important Can That Really Be?
Have you ever experienced fear or pain so intense you wished you could fall asleep and wake up on the other side of it? We all face emotional storms in life that tempt us to give up or run away. I think that’s how David must have been feeling when he penned Psalm 55. On the heels of betrayal by a … [Read more...] about Where To Run When You’re Wishing for Wings
Our family is facing my husband’s first longterm deployment this year. I say “long” knowing that six months is not as long as it is for some. But six months qualifies as long for us. Before my husband entered the military a few years ago, we had spent our entire adult lives serving shoulder to … [Read more...] about Toning My Trust
Last night after discussing serious subjects at the supper table — our nightly Bible reading, inflation, property tax hikes, tidbits from yesterday’s chemistry lesson about ionic and covalent bonding — I ran upstairs to get ready for my weekly date night with my husband. The woman who greeted me in … [Read more...] about Nothing but Loved When You Feel Anything but Beautiful
A friend of mine once posted a meme that simply said, “It’s ok to feel sad after making the right decision.” It hit me hard. It was exactly what I needed to hear. I had just desperately decided to choose God’s way over my own and was facing a wall of grief that completely derailed me. Mourning was … [Read more...] about Sowing Light Seeds With a Heavy Heart
Can you believe it’s 2024? I have to admit I do not feel ready for this new year. How about you? Are you ready? If you’re not, that question may have surfaced some unpleasant emotions. It applies pressure, doesn’t it? It communicates somehow that it’s up to you to hurry up and get ready! When our … [Read more...] about Ready or Not