“90 % of what I do, I do to piss people off because it amuses me.” I overheard this bit of a conversation from a senior student during class as I was substitute teaching one day, and it made me think. Yes, I admit I was disappointed to hear this sentiment. But I also thought … More Check My Attitude
In Philippians 3 & 4, Paul gives us a list of positive ways to live, keeping our focus in the right place. The resulting promises from God are exactly what we need! I don’t know about you, but I’m all in. Here we go: Stand firm by eagerly awaiting Jesus, trusting he will bring all … More How to Receive God’s Promises
A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful conversation with my eldest son. During the course of our discussion, he made two comments in relation to life and career: If you are unwilling to experience discomfort, you will not experience success. and It’s okay if I keep failing as a result of trying to grow. … More Failing to Grow
So you want to get well. Now what? From the moment I answered God’s question affirmatively, my life became one revelation after another. Suddenly, I saw wounded places in my heart that I had never noticed before. I had a new understanding about my abuse and recognized the truth that God was showing me. I … More Getting Well Part 1
Sometimes you just need an invitation… I may be an amateur, but my friend, Margaret Feinberg [www.margaretfeinberg.com], has a new book and 7-session Bible Study called Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God[www.margaretfeinberg.com/wonderstruck](releasing Christmas Day)—a personal invitation for you to toss back the covers, climb out of bed, and drink in the fullness of life. … More Do You Wonder about God?
I have a past. Everything I’ve written so far on my blog relates to my present and my future; the amazing things God has done in rebuilding a life. He has restored what he originally intended for me, and I dwell in joy and gratefulness. But once, my life held fear, despair and brokenness. Nightmares … More From Death Comes Life
Life is hard. In fact, the first three years of married life could easily be classified as one of the most difficult seasons of both our lives. Our “honeymoon” phase ended during our actual honeymoon when both of our pasts reared their ugly heads into our current business. Then we came home to the needs … More Worth the Struggle
My real life took precedence over my writing life yesterday even when I considered myself prepared and actually accomplished quite a bit of work. Let me explain my dilemma. I made plans to spend the day with a friend at the hospital as she had a pretty substantial procedure done. I knew ahead of time … More Confessions of a Life Apart from Writing