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
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
That Sunday started out like any other day, me sitting quietly in the sunroom, in the early morning darkness, before that room could live up to its name. After reading my Bible and praying, I reached for a collection of Frederick Buechner quotes, a book of daily meditations that I’m working my way … [Read more...] about The Way of the Maker
We live in a world that is constantly telling us, “You’re perfect just the way you are!” and “Don’t change in any way!” Turn on the radio, boot up Netflix, or scroll social media and it won’t be long before some variation of that message is blasted at you in song, script, or a quote written in some … [Read more...] about More Like Jesus
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?
This writing thing has been an "out-of-my-comfort-zone" endeavor. I think the most difficult part of any writing project is getting started. On more than one occasion I have begun writing about something that has been on my mind or relevant to where I am right now, only to read exactly how I’ve … [Read more...] about Speak The Truth in Love