Let’s Get Real

Let’s Get Real

My pastor said something a few weeks back that really stuck. He said we believe in the things Jesus said and did and what the Bible says… but do we do the things that Jesus said and what the Bible says? Let’s get real. We typically don’t. We go about...
Flowers and Weeds

Flowers and Weeds

“You are a flower with such a sweet, wonderful fragrance! I bet that’s how people feel when they see you in the workplace,” my friend exuberantly proclaimed. While I appreciated her sincere compliment, I cringed inside knowing it wasn’t always true. Confessing to her...
When We Don’t Trust That God is Good

When We Don’t Trust That God is Good

A date night. A brief one, but a date nonetheless. The kids were finally old enough to be dropped off at church on Wednesday nights. Now my husband and I could finally get a much-needed hour and a half alone! We arrived at church early, in time to settle the kids in...
Starting to Slouch

Starting to Slouch

I first noticed it sitting on the bleachers in high school. It worsened standing on my feet for hours on end when I worked at the dry cleaners. And with each pregnancy and subsequent stint nursing, it further deteriorated. By baby number five, it was done for –...
Jesus First

Jesus First

I’ve been a serious Christian since fifth grade. Yet, for two years, I couldn’t stop doubting God’s existence. For over a year, I struggled with anxiety, fear, low self-esteem, and terrible thought patterns. I went through some really tough moments. I didn’t feel as...
Being Still… and Knowing

Being Still… and Knowing

I first heard of the coronavirus months ago, a brief mention in a news report from halfway ’round the world. And since then? Now it has spread across the globe—nearly to my own doorstep. I’m trying to keep that door closed tight. From inside this door of...