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.
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.”
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
I just spent the last hour teaching my youngest daughter, Mikayla, to bake cookies. I confess I do everything much later with my fourth child. She’ll be lucky to tie her shoes by the time she graduates. Today, however, I found myself not just moving slow, but also grumpy during the process. I’m pretty sure… Continue reading The Emptying Nest: Living Forward When the Heart Keeps Going Back
Last week, Kim Kardashian made the news…again. I confess that I usually just ignore any and all news surrounding the Kardashian family. In fact, I had to Google their name to make sure I spelled it correctly. Apparently, she and another woman (who I didn’t bother to Google) decided they would post pictures of themselves on… Continue reading Beyond the Body: The Real Wonder of Womanhood
“How old are you again, Mom? 44, 42, 46…?” She was always someone different, not the face I see daily in the mirror. It feels very surreal to speak it, let alone put it in writing: I am a middle-aged woman. I only answer so they stop before they insult me. “I am almost 47.”… Continue reading Secrets of Those Middle-Age Moments That No One is Telling You
One of my favorite things in life is being married to a pastor. First, my pastor is pretty awesome and I’m partial to doing life with him. It just makes the journey more fun when you are in love with your spouse. Second, I love the joy of watching Christ transform people… Continue reading Help! Where Do I Hide in this Fishbowl?