Freedom from Expectations

I met Nick when we were 16. We dated throughout high school and got married at 21. We were very much in love. Nick had a calling to join the Army and wanted to serve his country, so he joined the Army National Guard right after we got married and went to basic...

When You’re In the Middle of It

I look down at the pregnancy test, bracing myself for one line, not two. We’d been trying to get pregnant for several months, and so far, it just wasn’t happening. Today was no different. No doctor would categorize this season in my life as infertility. But right now,...

Freedom from Expectations

This is the second in our “Freedom From…” Series, an 8-week series featuring women who have faced adversity and found freedom in the process. If you missed last week’s story, you can read it here. Our story today is from Jen Turcotte L’Herault, as told to Kristin...

Exaggerated Expectations

There seems to be an unwritten theory that leaders must have it all figured out. I know I’ve placed many leaders I’ve admired on pedestals of my own making, only to realize later that my expectations were too high. In my eagerness to follow them, I have often presumed...

Do You Believe It

Have you ever been surprised when something you’ve been praying for actually materializes? It has happened to me, too. My reaction is something like, “Wow, God. You did it!” As I reflect on that scenario, I wonder how much faith I had exerted in my prayer times for...