The same God who helped them defeat a giant with a quick victory would help them find the victory in the daily grind of building His temple.
When it comes to people and their relationships, there is never a shortage of problems. But at Christmas, it’s supposed to be different. Isn’t it a time of peace and goodwill to men after all? Unfortunately, it’s often worse at Christmas. I think that the stress related to difficult situations increases because of an increase of… Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? Dealing with Difficult People at Christmas
For no matter what you face, there is always enough grace to give thanks.
For sometimes the greatest power of the voice we have is when we choose not to speak.
“I think it was all an illusion, or simply just a delusion-this idea that I was ever in control in the first place.”
“And just maybe learning to let them soar doesn’t mean you have to land.”
I confess summer has stolen most of my routine and too much of my productivity. I feel quite soft and lazy, so now I’m running to catch up as summer closes the gap and the demands of fall looms ahead. One of my summer activities included attending my son’s Army graduation ceremony. While it was… Continue reading Is Hardship a Dirty Word?
In the midst of a world gone mad, today I learned another lesson in grace. I thought I had learned all I needed to know about grace, but I was wrong. We say it often as Christians: “When we are weak, then He is strong…” but it’s too easy often to just say it, rather… Continue reading Extreme Grace: Second Mile Living
I keep having the same conversations lately and most of them seem to be in my head. My husband and I recently embarked on a summer sabbatical and it has messed up my Type-A routine that I love. I know some of you are thinking: “Quit complaining!” Hear me out. I’m very grateful for this time… Continue reading What’s Living in Your Head? Learning to Free Up Mental Space
As I sat through my daughter’s graduation ceremony last week, I wondered what I would say given the chance to speak to a room filled with graduates. I don’t wish to be 18 again. I’ve earned my stripes. I have no desire to relive those years, but I do wish someone would have sat down with me to… Continue reading Dear Graduates, 8 Things to Remember About Life