"So Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with him.” John 11:16 As I was raising my children, it seemed that every few months they would come home with a new story of someone putting a label on them. This would take me back to… Continue reading When Labels Mislead
Category: Faith & Trust
Making Time to Wrestle
Have you ever wrestled with your own thoughts? Like, played devil's advocate with yourself over a decision or a conviction...to the point you feel like you've been in an actual wrestling match? Yeah, me too. In fact, I've been rolling a few things over in my head and heart recently that are frankly, tiring me… Continue reading Making Time to Wrestle
What’s So Good About Good Friday?
What's so Good About Good Friday? Even as the tension rises from my shoulders, into my neck, finally landing in my head, I am distracted by what is coming. Worry and anxiety are far from me, but my body will still respond to what's happening in my heart. Some things just can't be avoided. For… Continue reading What’s So Good About Good Friday?
What Are You Afraid Of?
I'm hopeful. I'm confident in my future. I'm honestly not afraid. For myself. Most of my social media "friends" share common values with me. That's just how it goes, right? While there are a handful of peeps that I disagree with politically or others who use the flowery language I stopped using years ago, like… Continue reading What Are You Afraid Of?
It Will Pass
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on… Continue reading It Will Pass
When God Sets You Down
We don't realize how powerful our thoughts can be until we've been set down for a season. Physically, we may feel like we are being held against our will, but our minds are still rockin' and rollin' and boy can they cause a stir when they're all we seem to have left. My husband was… Continue reading When God Sets You Down
Living a Life of Courageous Faith
“But that isn't right. The King of Beasts shouldn't be a coward,'" said the Scarecrow. 'I know it,' returned the Lion, wiping a tear from his eye with the tip of his tail. 'It is my great sorrow, and makes my life very unhappy. But whenever there is danger, my heart begins to beat fast.'… Continue reading Living a Life of Courageous Faith
Trusting the Waymaker When We Can’t See the Way
Playing tug-of-war as a kid, I can remember the sting of having the rope snatched out of my hand after what seemed like hours of grunting and pulling to get the W for our team. My hands would burn and turn red and swell for a while. They needed time to recover. To cool… Continue reading Trusting the Waymaker When We Can’t See the Way
In the Gray
Every crossroads beckons a decision. Every decision will have consequences. Every consequence will not only affect us, but many times, other people. I've just walked through a season of decision making in one area of my life. I'm about to enter another. It was stressful. It was exhausting. It can take a toll. But… Continue reading In the Gray
When Your Feelings Try to Be the Boss of You
"Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist..." Ephesians 6:14a truth noun the truth : the real facts about something : the things that are true : the quality or state of being true : a statement or idea that is true or accepted as true My feelings are trying to hijack my life. It's as if my… Continue reading When Your Feelings Try to Be the Boss of You