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 …

True Security

Last weekend after my 3-year-old son’s t-ball game, my family and I headed to Dairy Queen for lunch (because ice cream after t-ball is a must according to my father). My parents, husband, preschooler, toddler, and I ordered and ate our lunches. Since food was involved, my children behaved pretty well and remained in the booth without too much effort …

The Fullness of Empty

Full of self-love, we snack on the things of this world. We cram this life full of stuff, only to hear the rumbling of our souls, an appetite that is never satisfied. We are full of it. Full, yet unsatisfied, and always hungering for more. Jesus tells us in Luke 17:33, “If you cling to your life (seeking to become …

Security

I remember prom week like it was yesterday. After the date had been settled, the invitation offered, and the perfect dress picked out, the basting began. You read that right. My dad jokingly called the prom week ritual, “basting”- comparing to preparing a turkey on Thanksgiving morning. I would go to the tanning bed, get my nails done, whiten my …

Insecurity

I love a straight shooter. Tell me the truth. Be honest with others – and be honest with yourself. “Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves…” Because let’s be honest…this ain’t easy. We tend to point out other’s shortcomings while donning the very same ones. So in the spirit of being honest, I will be honest with you here. I …

It’s Here! The CM Blog

PICTURED ABOVE: My beautiful family! The day is finally here! The CM blog starts today, and we are excited to see where God leads the blog and the individuals who are reading it. I want to start by telling you a little about myself, my passion, and Connecting Ministries. I am the wife to an incredible guy who led me …