More than the Mondays

 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6  Contentment is a tough one. It’s not the want of things so much as the desire to do and be more. It makes me feel off track. And feeling off track in this one area makes everything else feel out of alignment …

The Byproduct of Mismanaged Emotions

“The enemy will discourage us by overwhelming us.” I wish I could remember who said this!! I know it was at a conference; and, I remember screaming in my mind…YES, THIS IS SO TRUE!! As someone who runs more efficiently when in a mild state of stress, I have always …

Who’s Saving Whom?

My husband, Chris, and I had just returned from a relaxing date night and were standing pool-side talking to his parents and watching our sons play, when our 5 year old got a little too far into the deep end, panicked and started flailing in the water. Our 8 year …

Kneeling: The Power Position

He who kneels before God can stand before anyone. If you haven’t read the book of Esther, I encourage you to do so. First, because it’s in the Bible and reading the Bible is highly encouraged. Second, because there are some cool twists that come into play that make this …

Obedience: Continuing the Path Faith Initiated

We live in the country, so, it’s no big deal to see deer all over our yard at any given time of day. Our dogs go nuts…every…single…time. You would think they’d be unimpressed by now, but, no, they lose their minds howling and barking and smacking against the gate trying …

Extend Grace: The Journey From Forgive to Forgiven

When my kids were little, they were forever doing something to get under their brother’s skin; snatching toys, sitting in the seat first when boy 3 was getting ready to sit there and boy 1 “knew it” but sat there anyway, or eating the last cookie even though boy 1 …

Healing Words in the Emptiness of Tragedy by Heather Meadows

Nothing brings hope and healing like sharing our stories. It’s difficult, sometimes, to be so raw and real because with raw and real comes exposed. That’s what drew me most to Heather…she wanted to share her story. She know the value it has to bring hope and healing to others. …

The Problem with Step Skipping and Route Shortening

I am a “cut to the chase” kind of girl. I take the shortest route and find the end as quickly and efficiently as possible. If I can skip a step or two and come to a viable conclusion—perfect! Done. But, what if step skipping and route shortening bypasses crucial character …

Chronicles of an Over-Complicator

Life feels very complicated at times…overwhelmingly so. Work, homeschool, taxi-ing, cleaning, stocking, making, breaking, purchasing, preparing, storing, volunteering, leading, following, writing, reading, learning, washing, folding,…and on and on. I’m not trying to complicate things…I just do. Simple projects turn into huge undertakings all because I let one small idea morph into this monster …

Blessing Delayers

I’m a time waster. I know what you’re thinking-Facebook. No, it’s not Facebook. I’ve found that staying out of the loop makes me happy. Especially during this election season. sheesh! I waste time actively mistrusting God. It’s a hard thing to admit…but, it’s true. I love God. I know He …