Music has always been a powerful force and connector for me. When I was young I would always think of the perfect song to communicate what I was thinking or feeling. Songs always seemed to say it better than I could.
Fighting lies and negative thoughts is a lot like trying to get free from a spider web…
“This is amazing grace. This is unfailing love.” I let the words wash over me as I worshipped and starting thinking about the truly amazing nature of that grace. About a love that is so undeserved, yet so extravagant. When I stop and ponder the depth and passion of the grace and love of Jesus,… Continue reading YOU get love and YOU get love and YOU get love!
My company’s safety policy includes restrictions on using cell phones while driving. This week they shared a tragic story involving a teen texting while driving. Her father indicated he was reminded of all the times he’d used the phone while driving during her childhood and the unfortunate example that set. During my childhood I heard… Continue reading “Don’t do as I do”
I found this post I drafted just two short weeks before our now four month old little one started to grow inside me. Oh how a matter of days can so drastically change your life – and show God’s faithfulness! This is a very important reminder for me right now. As I await God’s next… Continue reading Meaningful Tears and Answered Cries
As I was reading this morning, I was struck by the fact that so often in the Bible time is marked by people. An event isn’t noted to have occurred at 10:02 on the 3rd of November, but “in the time of” such and such person. As my husband and I endeavor to parent our… Continue reading Time for Compassion
My husband and I are expecting our first baby any day now. In fact, we were convinced she was going to show up yesterday. This is not because it was her due date or due to any physical indicators. It was simply because both of us just had a feeling “in our gut” about August… Continue reading The Disappointment of Unmet Expectations
This was a tough week. Two big things I’d been prayerfully looking forward to were confirmed to not be on the same, overly hormonal, day. Suffice to say, that day pretty well stunk. I’d had a rough few days emotionally already. I was in one of those can’t-control-your-emotions-or-feel-anywhere-close-to-Jesus funks. And one thing I know is… Continue reading Hard Weeks and Hopeful Mornings
Sometimes it takes a concerted effort to remind myself that the original lie is still a lie; that God is not holding out on me. I have to consciously remember the truth remains that the timing God has for my life is not based on those around me. It’s not based on a societal norm.… Continue reading Timing is Everything
Grace sounds like such a soft word. It sounds so meek and passive – like something that could never be strong enough to effect change. I think somewhere deep inside of me I’ve thought that to be the case. But over the past couple of weeks I’ve realized – deeply – just how wrong I… Continue reading The Kindness of Grace