Christian, You Are Not Alone

Christian sister, member of the body of Christ, I want you to hear me—you are not alone. Whatever path you walk today, whether illness, addiction, grief, loneliness, or the day-to-day-ness of being a wife and mother, you do not have to walk that path by yourself. In your suffering and difficulties, you have two incredible resources—the presence of Christ and …

God Cares About the Details

“The Lord yearns to give you grace and boundless compassion; for the Lord is a faithful God. Our God is a God who makes everything right. Blessed are those who wait for Him.” —Isaiah 30:18 Have you ever been in a season where life just didn’t make sense? Four years ago this week, I found myself smack dab in the …

A Momma’s Journey to Trust

Life is a journey to trust. Have you experienced this? I think if we peer into our hearts long enough, we will find some “trust issues” there. God uses circumstances as varied as His creation to bring us to the end of ourselves so that our story of trusting Him can begin. Parenthood is one of them. I was an …

Childlike Faith

Matthew 18:3 tells us, “And He said, ‘Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.’” Just as a child relies upon their parents to provide them with their everyday needs, we too should rely upon our Heavenly Father for our needs. When our oldest son was born, I …

Thankful for Christmas: Born to Die

So there seems to be a particular division in our culture around this time of year. The controversy I am addressing has existed for generations. It causes turmoil and strife amongst family and friends, and members of each side can be very dogmatic regarding their point of view. You know what I’m talking about: Team Thanksgiving v. Team Christmas. Team …

Where Thanksgiving is Found

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His name. —Hebrews 13:15 How? How do we offer up thanksgiving to God at all times in all things when the things in front of us feel like salt in an already open, scabbing wound? How do we …

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 …