Last September my family and I took a trip to Colorado for my brother’s wedding. It was a big, long, and expensive (for us!) trip. Earlier in the year, I put money aside from our tax return in order to pay for the trip. However, while we were out there, I couldn’t help but get…… Continue reading He Has Already Provided
Life is weird right now, isn’t it?! Many of our routines have been upended and we are being forced to adapt to new habits. And just as we are suddenly spending less time with certain people, we are forced to spend more time with others! But this sudden quantity of time doesn’t necessarily mean quality. …… Continue reading Living with Lemonade Instead of Lemons
The other night I was up against a deadline. It was time for me to finish and share a devotional for the week with my Bible study. All week the words and lesson had evaded me. I kind of knew what I was going to write—but I lacked inspiration. It was frustrating to put it…… Continue reading Fighting Temptation with Purpose
There are bad things happening in the world right now. And yet, since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden, there have always been bad things happening in the world. We live in a world that has death and pain and disappointment. We live in a world where circumstances often make us sad or…… Continue reading Mournful Hope
I don’t know about you, but I want to do big things for the Lord. I feel called to serve and encourage others on His behalf. I have grandiose visions of things that I could do—the impact I could make. And yet…my constant reality always seems so much less significant than I want it to…… Continue reading The Value of A Lot
“Can I go to Grammy’s house and vacuum her stairs?” One of my boys asked me. “Well you could vacuum our stairs…” I reply, taking note of all the crushed leaves and sock lint littering the flight. “No…I just want to vacuum her stairs…can you text her to see if I can come over?” I…… Continue reading Who Owns It?
I was thinking the other day about the car accident I was in a couple of years ago. The collision, and subsequent concussion, came at a time in my life when I felt poised to do great things. My career was going well, I had 3 healthy kids, I was establishing a women’s ministry through…… Continue reading Drawn Back for a Purpose