Why is it that we, as Christians, fall into the trap of thinking that God's Will for our life should be handed to us on a silver platter? Let's be honest for a moment. Have you ever said, "Well, that can't be God's plan for my life, look how much work it's going to take! … Continue reading No One Said It Would Be Easy
These earthly relationships of marriage and parenting (and even intimate friendship) put us in a place where we must consider our own wants and needs last.
Kindness is not an easy feat to accomplish. Especially in the face of six year old tantrums, misbehavior, and exhaustion. Especially the exhaustion! Today starts Day 12. That means I'm 1/3 of the way there. Read the original post here. But I'm so far from getting there. And here's the problem. Kindness is not always … Continue reading The Kindness Challenge
I apologize for the lack of posts lately. We have been completely out of routine and I have had little time to just sit in the quiet and reflect, let alone compose my thoughts into writing. But this morning, I was reading in Psalm 17 and verse 3 hit home so hard that I must … Continue reading Tested, and Found Guilty
By and far, my biggest struggle is my temper, which generally shows its face as anger. And no one brings it out in me more than my two adorable offspring. I love these precious boys God has entrusted to me, but they can push my buttons like none other! Lately, I have been spending more … Continue reading How to Handle Your Anger
Two days later, God called my bluff. Not that I had said something untrue, but that I expected my child to believe and live in a way that I was not.
This world is difficult. We all need a little encouragement from time to time. We find ourselves exhausted, ready to call it quits (or at least survive until bedtime!). My husband and I encountered this scenario the other day in a Lowe's employee named Phillip. We were shopping for appliances and Lowe's, in all of … Continue reading My Husband As Jesus?