Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering, prayer, promises

A Prayer of Thanksgiving in the Midst of a Pandemic

In this crazy, chaotic life in which you live, it is so hard to carve out time before you to simply be still, to feel your presence and know you are God.

Faith, Grace, Hope, promises

The Perfect Sacrifice

“Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces; now he will heal us. He has injured us; now he will bandage our wounds. In just a short time he will restore us, so that we may live in his presence. Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press… Continue reading The Perfect Sacrifice

Faith, Grace, Hope, promises, Spiritual Growth

Fact or Fiction

Have I ever mentioned that I love my kids? I might be partial, but I have some pretty amazing kids. But sometimes, I see lies creeping into their lives. Maybe it’s during my late-night heart-to-heart discussions with my 16 year-old. (See? My teenager still talks to me! I told you I had amazing kids!) Or… Continue reading Fact or Fiction

Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering, prayer, promises, Spiritual Growth

Living on the Edge

I am NOT a risk taker. I tend to place high priority on safety, security. I like to be in control, plan ahead, know what’s coming next. I thrive in an orderly environment. As a child, I played it safe. I knew what I was good at (academics) and what I was not (sports). I… Continue reading Living on the Edge

Forgiveness, Grace, Hope, parenting

Missing Child

Nothing like a little excitement to kick off our work week. Monday afternoon, my son, Cole, called me. “Mom,” he began, “where’s Cassie?” Confused, I asked, “What do you mean? Isn’t she home with you?” “No,” he stated matter-of-factly. “She didn’t ride the bus.” “What?” I yelled. “She wasn’t on the bus? Did you call… Continue reading Missing Child

Faith, Grace, Guilt, Spiritual Growth

Christ’s Prayer for Us

Do your kids argue and fight? I have three kids whom I love dearly. But, there are days when I feel like I will never survive. “He touched me!” “She didn’t ask if she could ride my bike!” “He came in my room without asking!” The bickering seems to never end. I often become weary… Continue reading Christ’s Prayer for Us

Faith, Hope, prayer, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

When God Changes His Mind

I have spent a lot of time recently contemplating how God changes his mind. Have you ever thought about that? If you are like me, your first thought is, “But scripture is clear that God is not a man that he should change his mind” (1 Samuel 23:19)! And yet, I find myself absolutely convinced… Continue reading When God Changes His Mind

Guilt, Hope, Pain and suffering, promises, Surviving Adultery and Divorce

Divorced…To God’s Glory!

I don't pay much attention to the stats on my blog, but today wordpress sent out a year-end summary. I glanced through the stats, and I found that a post from October 2013 was the most viewed post for two straight years. As I reflected on the words in that post, I began to think… Continue reading Divorced…To God’s Glory!

cancer, consecrate, Faith, Hope, Pain and suffering, promises, Uncategorized

On Pain and Suffering

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. John 16:33 I’ve been thinking about pain and suffering a lot lately. It seems that I am surrounded by people who are experiencing immense pain—far more than anyone should have to handle. Just a few examples:… Continue reading On Pain and Suffering

parenting, Uncategorized

Through God’s Eyes

“But Mom,” my son muttered as the tears began to run down his cheeks, “Blake has never made a B. Cassie has never made a B. I don’t want to be the only one who has a B on my report card.” I am beginning to think that I am not going to survive pre-algebra… Continue reading Through God’s Eyes