Distractions

Distractions are all around us, even the smallest thing can become a distraction from our faith. As a stay-at-home homeschool mom, I am easily distracted and often find myself off course. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve started something, become distracted, moved on to something else, only to find (hours or even days later) my …

Slow Down

These days, I don’t know a single person who would describe themselves as “well rested”, but the verses above are tapping into way more than how many hours of sleep we managed to get this week and/or what’s in our planner. As with all scripture, these verses are addressing a heart issue. They ask the question: Are you mentally, emotionally, spiritually …

Parents, Children, & God

Parents, teach your children to submit. Secular society often preaches with its words and actions “answer to no one but yourself” and “determine your own truth”. Yet for the follower of Jesus Christ, our truth should not be determined by the latest self-help book, talk show, or worldly blog post. Our truth should be the Word of God. Parenting is …

Trusting in God

A few years ago my family went through some scary, life-altering changes. My husband and I had been living a very comfortable way of life, and that comfort was ripped away from us in a matter of minutes. We felt our world crash beneath our feet. My husband was suddenly undergoing a major career change and just a few days …

The Great Submission

I am a lover of things going my way. In theory, I would tell you that I want to be a selfless servant; in action and mind, however, I spend a lot of time attempting to micromanage things to go in the direction I think is best. To me, if I’m honest, this word submission sounds a lot like a …

Service & Sacrifice

I recently had the privilege of serving as the interim preschool director at my church a few months this summer. I was glad to fill this temporary position until a new director was found. I have two children in the preschool ministry where I already served on a regular basis, so it was an easy transition. My primary responsibilities were …

Change Takes Time

“I know that time brings change and change takes time.” I think about this lyric each time there is a life transition. It reminds me that not everything will always stay the same. In fact, life would be a little boring if there wasn’t change. Yet, change can be scary. Transition can be uncomfortable. That whole unknown thing is a …

Fear From Awe

I love reading the places in God’s Word in which the disciples get all panicked about the weather. It seems as if whenever the winds and waves blow fiercely, the apostles get all in a frenzy. I, too, freak out about the things I can’t control. “…Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward …

When It’s Freezing

When it’s freezing, everything and everyone is forced inside into hibernation. Stuck. Sometimes when life moves in on you, it can feel like death, and oh, how you long to get out. Staying in can bring the BIG ugly out. It’s like shaking a can of diet cherry soda with all that artificial sweetness; there is an explosion waiting to …

When I Feel Insecure

I am a 32 year old adult woman, but to this day, social media can mentally bring me back to the socially disastrous days of middle school. The days when I desperately wanted to sit at the popular table. Insecurity started with seeing a picture of my friends getting together without me, and end with me deciding I must not …