Summer heat scorched the valley of my youth. As the empty days without school loomed large with possibility, the grass faded from a fresh green to a crunchy yellow. The box fan went into the window, the sun stayed up past my bedtime, and the bugs serenaded me each evening to sleep. It was finally… Read More
Attitudes can sure place us in uncomfortable situations. Pride is an especially influential and dangerous position to flaunt. It is sneaky, often disguising itself as right or the way it should be. A slippery slope.
Dear Woman who feels “less than”, Perhaps today you feel like a loser. A bad mom. A nagging wife. Ugly. Stupid. Lazy. Defeated. I am sorry you have learned to believe the lies. The damaging statements that play repeatedly through your head. They ARE lies.
I was talking to a friend about invisible illness recently. Few people know just how much I suffer at times. Why? Because I choose to not live in a world of self-pity. Because I sometimes forget on the great days! I choose to be determined to live the richest life my body allows. I choose to… Read More
Children are such a blessing, people say. But on some days, honestly, we’d like to share those blessings with someone else and take a nap. When those small people we adore so much refuse to take a nap. For three days. When your child is THAT child in Target who decides right as you… Read More
Have you ever struggled with desiring something just out of reach? In the book of Genesis, we are introduced to a woman who understood being dissatisfied with having plenty, yet wanting more. As the breeze tickled the tree leaves, green with possibility, Eve craved more. Consequences showed how bitter the illusion of “more” was. What… Read More
Sometimes the loneliest place can be within our own relationships, our own homes. Please welcome Carmen from MarriedByHisGrace, as she really shares from the deepest story, her authentic story about a broken marriage…and the beautiful community she found that led to a restored life. God’s goodness in her life is a perfect wrap up… Read More
(Join me in welcoming Mariann Strozier, a powerful, authentic and FUN woman of God…she is a rare jewel. I’ve asked her to share her perspective on community, as part of a two-week series because she has the gift of living her story, with a refreshing honesty. She and her sweet husband Paul, are invested champions of… Read More
I was delighted when Krista from A Life In Progress agreed to let me share her post as the kickoff to a two-week guest series on Community. It stopped me in my tracks, as if she read the story of my heart and transcribed it…except the story is hers…and I suspect, many of yours.… Read More