When Cookies Demonstrate Forgiveness

When Cookies Demonstrate Forgiveness

Beloved, I’m a strange creature by nature. My body likes to be awake during daylight, but my brain is a stubborn night owl. The darkest hours are when my mind is most active, weaving stories from shadows. Sometimes I give in to the creativity because I frustrate...

Hidden Things Keep Us Out of Intimacy

I gave my heart to Jesus as a young child. Growing up in a Christian home, I knew that we prayed over our meals and at night before we went to bed. I also knew that if I was in a tough place I could ask God for help, but I didn’t understand how he wanted me to connect...

Targeted to Taunt

At the start of kindergarten, the concept of “bullying” was foreign to me. I was shy, because I hadn’t been around a lot of children other than my siblings. I didn’t know that kids would single out one another and pick on them, as I had been...

The Ugly Side of Parenting

We like to talk about the fun parts of parenting – the wonder of a baby’s tiny toes, the cute things our kids say or expressions they make, and how they snuggle up to us. But sometimes, if I’m honest, parenting can be ugly. I feel intensely vulnerable in acknowledging...

Losing It and Loving Anyway

Today started out awesome. I had my quiet time, prayed, worshiped, and got out of my pj’s! (This should be just the right formula for a day full of beauty, right?) I arrived home from work in enough time to prepare a snack for the kids after school. Their little faces...