There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken 78away from her.” Luke 10:42 One thing… Have you ever thought about it? Jesus told us there was only one thing worth being concerned about. The Psalmist said there was only one thing he asked of the Lord (Psalm… Continue reading What Is Your One Thing?
Not sure how your week is going, but let me share with you how mine started. I got to work Monday morning, and my phone rang. My sweet daughter was getting ready to leave for a week at camp, so I of course I answered her call. “Mom,” she began. I could hear the panic… Continue reading Well, Crap!
Have you ever wanted something and yet struggled to achieve your goal? Let me tell you a little story. Roy and I both recently turned 50. Ugh? It’s painful even to admit, but I am thankful to still be alive and thriving! Eight years ago, we were both in the best shape of our lives.… Continue reading A Journey to Wellness
The last few months have been incredibly stressful. I changed jobs at the beginning of the year, and it has become increasingly apparent that my new job just isn’t a good fit for me. I. Am. Miserable. I can’t pinpoint anything specific. People aren’t mean. The work isn’t difficult. There have been some moments of… Continue reading What is the Next Step, Lord?
Today is my 50th birthday! Honestly, that’s really hard for me to even say. I don’t feel 50. I hope I don’t look 50. I don’t want to be 50. But I am. In all reality, my 50th birthday is so much better than my 40th birthday. Ten years ago, I was in the depths… Continue reading 50 Things I Love on my 50th Birthday
In the last few years, I have discovered one thing about parenting that no one ever told me: The hardest season of parenting is the young adult years. Let me tell you something. Those single parenting years were excruciating. They were busy. They were chaotic. They were exhausting. I was weary. I was lonely. I… Continue reading No One Ever Told Me
I’ve said it before and I’m certain I will say it many more times before I die: Embrace the journey. Yes, a wise friend gave me this little piece of advice some thirteen years ago when I learned of my husband’s affair. I thought she might be a little crazy at the time, but she… Continue reading Embrace the Journey
Oh, Anna! I am so sorry! I can’t even start to express the depths of pain that I feel for you! It has been a long, hard journey, and I know it’s not over yet. I know you are devastated. Broken. Confused. Angry. This man who you thought was a man after God’s own heart… Continue reading A Letter to Anna Duggar
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:5 Have you ever felt this in the core of your being? Have you ever felt so down and disturbed and you just didn’t even know why? Have you ever been… Continue reading I’m Not There
You’ve heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” I’ve been in some tough situations in my life. Some really tough situations. I actually have some tough situations in my life right now. But do you know what? I know this season will pass, and God will use it to make… Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough…