The following posts relate to your walk with Christ. These posts show question, struggle, angst, peace, joy, and faith. Peruse for some encouragement. You may find you identify with more of these than you realize.

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What if we're missing the point of "the days are long but the years are short"?

Ever since I became a parent I frequently hear how time flies with kids and how one day I’ll blink and my kids will be moving out, getting married and start having families of their own. Like when that sweet older mother you ran into at…

When I realized my past was controlling my present

When I hear her cry out, I go from 0 to 60 in a heartbeat. My eyes dash to the clock that reads 2:00 AM. Covers fly off my bed to the floor and my feet hit the ground running. My heart beats loudly in my ears as I run to the bathroom, afraid…

When You Feel Like Your Job Has No Value In The Kingdom

How quickly I forget my true identity of who I am in Christ. This morning I woke up and had this overwhelming sense of unworthiness. I wondered if all this writing business I’m attempting really encourages anyone. And I know I’m not…
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Maybe Being Angry in your Marriage is a Good Thing

Sometimes I get so angry with my husband that I can’t even begin to explain what that anger feels like. I get incredibly frustrated. Like I just want to pull my hair out. Literally. Anything to take my mind off how angry I am. Sometimes…
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Just Because You're Good at Something Doesn't Mean You Should Do It

Sometimes I think the busier I am the happier I am. Until I start running on empty. I run on empty because I can't keep up with all the busy. But then I tell myself that the busy is good. I'm pretty good at convincing myself that all the…
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To the Weary Mama

“Give me your heart, give me your song, sing it will all your might Come to the Fountain and you can be satisfied. There is a peace. There is a love you can get lost inside. Come to the Fountain and let me hear you testify.”    …

When I Can't See His Truth

Coffee is gurgling from the corner of my kitchen. I need this cup this morning. Time has slipped through my grasp and I need to stop and breathe today. An overwhelming sigh escapes me. Coffee, Bible and journal in hand, I sit at my kitchen table…
To those grieving this holiday season
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To Those Grieving This Holiday

This morning I woke at about  3:30 and just couldn't go back to sleep. I didn't wake thinking about food getting cooked, family gathering and laughing. I didn't think about Black Friday shopping or the crazy chaos of the day. I didn't think…

What Should I Tell My Children about Trump Being President?

This morning I woke up and dreaded looking at my phone. I knew no matter the winner, I was going to have to reconcile my feelings with the new President of the United States and God. If you would have asked me when I first started writing that…
When husband feels like a roommate
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When Your Spouse Starts to Feel Like a Roommate

Exhaling loudly, I let myself fall onto our couch. I scan the room for the monitor to check if Mike is still praying with our toddler upstairs. I glance in the kitchen and see the dishes that have yet piled high again. The dogs are whining,…

What It's Like to Grieve Without God

It took about fifteen minutes. From seeing the sun just barely above the horizon, to it dipping down below the fields, signaling dusk, we buried my mother in fifteen minutes on an unusually cool summer evening in Kansas. No service. No big…
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Keep My Eyes to Serve, My Hands to Learn

“Keep the earth below my feet For all my sweat, my blood runs weak Let me learn from where I have been Keep my eyes to serve and my hands to learn Keep my eyes to serve and my hands to learn”                 -Mumford and Sons…
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Is it OK to love on my husband when I don't feel like it?

Spices are in the air. The heat from the oven overwhelms me as I take out the rolls for dinner. Clanking from the corner as Asher decides a spoon is the best for banging against his plate. Dogs are licking up flying food. Steam from the stove…
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Four Letter Words and Blogging Friends

I am loving the blogging community. I love it even more when I find other women who are passionate about their writing. As a Christian writer, it is even more lovely when you come across other women whose words lie in the molding of the Creator. Harmony…
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Life Is Not About Likes

  Mother's Day has come and pass, but I am still cozied up on my couch, taking in all that's around me. My family. My home. This new life I am living as a stay-at-home-mom. As I started to thumb through Facebook last night, I had to remind…

Gratitude: Disarming the Lies We Tell Ourselves

It starts when I lay in bed for the night. I don’t know what it is about elusive sleep, but I seem to get most of my revelations when I can’t sleep. I started going through the ongoing list I like to title “ME.” No one does the laundry…
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Dear Readers: I Haven't Been Honest Lately

I woke up at about 1:00 AM with a long night of tossing and turning. The fan droned in the background as my thoughts just wouldn’t stop. I had started to feel it a few weeks back. This feeling of always being unsettled. It was like I couldn’t…

It's Who He Is

That moment when you're totally engrossed in your own life. You feel like you're never going to get that check list marked off. You feel like you are always going going. You feel like you've lost a little bit of something trying to do it all.…

Is it a Bible Day? Devotional Day? Does It Matter?

Heyo! It’s our first Devotion day! Gahhh! I am oozing with excitement to start this! I had been thinking about how I wanted our Monday Motivations to play out.. I kept thinking about devotionals and how we use them. Why we use them. Sometimes…
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I Am Not my Husband's Holy Spirit

I've been wanting to write about this for a while now. I know some friends of mine who would love to change things about their husbands. Don't get me wrong. We love them and there are so many things we wouldn't ever want to change, but I know…

Can You Ask God for Too Much in Prayer?

 I try to make it a point to have prayer time with God. Like officially sit-at-the-kitchen-table-with-my-Bible prayer. The Bible is a good touch, you know. I might get some kind of divine thought or something. Add a cup of coffee and I feel…

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

I've never been one to agree with the phrase "Everything happens for a reason," but I've got to say, I feel like the answer to this is "yes." If you really think about it, clearly the answer is yes. I had been praying for the people in California…
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Why Can't I Just Forgive?

Some times when I'm mad at Mike, he might ask me if I'm still mad at him. Sometimes I respond, "I'm only on seventy times two right now!" He knows I'm referring to Peter in the book of Matthew. "At that point Peter got up the nerve to ask,…
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Marriage Is Hard

Marriage is hard. This sounds like the Biggest. Understatement. Ever. (This post may contain affiliate links, so if you click and buy anything, I get a tiny commission. Thank you!) I recently have been reading the book of Matthew in The…