What if we chose discomfort? C’mon. You can do it. Almost there. One step in front of the other. Eyes up, don’t look down. This was my inner monologue to myself this morning as I trundled through 2 miles on the treadmill. From the moment I started running this morning, I thought about being done.… Continue reading What if we chose discomfort?
My writing is being featured over on Kingdom Edge Magazine!This was a tough article to write and it even gives me anxiety as I see it in print. But, I felt God's prompting to put it out there, because maybe it can help and encourage someone who is going through something similar. Read the full… Continue reading When the enemy lives next door
I know it as soon as my eyes open. It’s going to be one of those days. The day feels dark and overwhelming. My legs feel sluggish and my mind is slow to start. There isn’t anything in particular that makes me feel this way. I haven’t just received bad news, no relationship in my… Continue reading 3 practical ways to help your anxious friend
What is that one thing that can jump start your next cleaning project?Laundry. Dinner prep. Dishes. Sweeping. Toy pick-up. More laundry.There are just some chores that, no matter the size of your family unit, require almost daily attention. And often it’s all we can do just to stay on top of those daily tasks. You’ve… Continue reading That one thing that can jump start your next cleaning project
A few years back we moved into a new home. It had a decent sized yard, so the first thing my husband wanted to do was start a garden. Unfortunately, the whole yard was grass. There was no previously cut spot of exposed dirt for a garden.We had to start from scratch.This involved cutting up… Continue reading You have a choice to make.
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are a real struggle for me.I wrestle with all my failures from this past year, all those goals and dreams still unmet. And feel suffocated with the expectation that I need to come up with great goals and plans for the next year arriving.It leaves me feeling anxious… Continue reading Thoughts on a new year
12 photos to wrap up 2021. The following are the lyrics to our family's anthem song. Sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. A perfect wrap up for the end of a year.Your grace will never be forgotYour mercy all my lifeWill be my soul's forever songMy story and my lightFrom mountaintop to valley… Continue reading For All That You Have Done
It's Monday.More specifically, it's the Monday after Christmas.Christmas day, and all it's celebration, is now in the rear view mirror. It can leave us feeling a bit deflated. There is all this build up and then it's gone. The anticipation of family time and coziness and delicious food and then it's over.Or, maybe this Christmas… Continue reading When the celebration is over
What is a single verse, that when you read it, makes your heavy heart lift with hope?Despite this being the merriest time of year, it can also feel very heavy. When we start to feel like the dark is pressing down our shoulders and pushing down our gaze, we need to intentionally remind ourselves of… Continue reading It will not overcome
For years my mom has grown milkweed in her backyard, knowing it attracts monarch butterflies. Every year she brings in a chrysalis or two, securing them safely in their net enclosures, allowing the spectator to watch the progress of metamorphosis. One year I was visiting when a butterfly was making its appearance. What one moment was… Continue reading Total Transformation