Finding God in ordinary places Part 4 I always made home my first mission field. I read every Bible verse I could find on being a good wife and a good mother. I had high expectations of myself. I struggled for perfection. When I made even the smallest slip, I would condemn myself. I would be so … [Read more...] about Failure and Forgiveness
What is True Wellness? Erin, Unlikely Grace
The article below is written by Erin and the same story of grace and true wellness as the video. It is very close to the content of the video but is not an exact word for word transcript. I used to think true wellness meant doing everything well — juggling all the balls, keeping those pesky … [Read more...] about What is True Wellness? Erin, Unlikely Grace
An Instrument of Peace
This article is part of a larger series on The Peace Prayer of St. Francis. You can read the other entries here: Where There is Hatred, Let Me Sow LoveWhere There is Doubt, Let Me Sow FaithWhere There is Darkness, Let Me Sow Light O Lord make me an instrument of your peace… In this strange … [Read more...] about An Instrument of Peace
What Does it Mean to Truly Forgive?
Be kind and compassionate to each other, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you. - Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) This question has been on my heart and mind for quite some time now. What does it mean to truly forgive? I don’t mean forgiving the rude teenager working the counter at Starbucks … [Read more...] about What Does it Mean to Truly Forgive?
The Cross and Your Shame
It was a Friday morning and my mom had just offered to take the kids to the park so I could have a few hours to myself. “Yes please!” was my response. It had been a trying week of mothering. Every meal had been a flop, I was snapping at the kids, I wasn’t finding time for exercise. My … [Read more...] about The Cross and Your Shame