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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 Love Languages Collide

He walked out the door completely unaware of the tears I was about to shed as soon as the back door closed. He would go outside and work in the yard oblivious to the storm brewing in my heart. I wish I could say later that night while laying…

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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Marriage: Laughter Instead of Anger

Ken Davis cracks me up! I've always appreciated his humor and enthusiasm for life. If you've never heard of him, you should check him out. This video makes me think of Mike and me later down the road. Shoot, we're about like that now when we're…
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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,…