This year I find myself longing for something more than choosing a word or making a list of goals. I am longing for a deeper relationship with God.
So often life doesn’t go the way we planned. We all go through difficulties. We all get sick. Sometimes we end up in those unexpected places that are lonely, painful, and seemingly impossible to walk through alone. It’s easy to expect the people in our lives to come alongside us and help us out. But […]
I’m sure you, like me, have gone through seasons where everything seems to go wrong. Literally, one thing after another happens! Those seasons can either break us or build us. Sometimes, the pressure is too much, the severity of suffering is too deep, we break and it takes a long time to regain strength. It […]
Let’s face it, life is hard! Sometimes horrible things happen to us and somehow we get caught completely off guard. No one ever wants to say it out loud but we feel bad for others when bad things happen to them while secretly hoping it never happens to us! Most of us don’t plan for […]
Last weekend I attended The 2 to 1 Conference (referred to as 2:1) in Herndon, Virginia. The theme of the conference couldn’t have been more perfect for a group of busy homeschool moms! Our theme was Abide based on the Bible verses found in John 15. Throughout the conference, we were reminded that as we go through […]
Recently, I posted a picture on social media exclaiming that I’ve been doing Yoga 5 days a week and have gotten stronger than I’ve been in years. A sweet friend asked me if I had any problems or felt uncomfortable with the Yoga that I was doing. We are Christians and typically Christians stay away […]
I’ll never forget the flood of emotion that washed over me when a friend told me that I was a great Mom. I was surprised by the tears that welled up in my eyes. I didn’t feel like a great Mom. I felt like a failure.
Do you ever feel like living with a chronic illness is a long drawn out journey with no end in sight? When there’s no purpose it’s hard to find joy to keep going. Physical pain and difficult circumstances keep us focused on ourselves and oftentimes we miss the scenery. To throw in a visual I […]
If you’re a mom I would guess that at one time or another you’ve felt “mom guilt”. You know, mom guilt, like when you disciplined your child only to find out later he didn’t do what you thought he did. Or when you forgot a very important activity and your child had her heart set […]
Recently a dear friend asked me to share what God has shown me through a recent time of stretching. This time of stretching wasn’t as big of a deal for me as times in the past. Often we can go through difficulties and trials with dread and we feel as though we’re being punished, but […]