He is not my battle

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There we sat, opposite of each other – days of frustration standing between us like a brick wall blocking each of our views of the other.  We’ve all experienced these times with our spouse. The type when you aren’t really fighting, more so annoyed, lacking the ability to put your finger on what it isRead more

She Chooses…

Have you ever had an idea, and started toward something and as you worked your way found that your idea gains clarity and your path shifts? I’ve been thinking and praying a lot about Choose Him over the past few months. I love Choose Him. It’s simplistic and reaches everyone, but as time has goneRead more

God is prepared even when we are not

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Wait! That was the word that shrieked through my mind. I could feel it, that word… It screamed at an ear shattering decibel as it started at the back of my brain did a couple loops around and just as it was about to zip out of my mouth my lips clamped shut. I’m notRead more

God’s love is unfathomable

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God’s love is unmeasured, exhaustless, extensive, horizon-less, infinite – unfathomable. It is not earned. It’s just there – and that makes zero sense to us. An interesting truth especially for those of us with children. We understand our own ability to possess a love like this when it comes to loving our kids, but ifRead more

He paid it ALL

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:4–5) Jesus paid it all.Read more

Hope for working Moms

I am a working outside of the home wife, and mother of four. I wonder at times, “how am I ever going to do everything my family and home need on top of being away from them for 40 hours a week?” This question has kept me up at night, caused me stress, and frustratedRead more

Kids and comfort zones

Being a parent, I am consistently floored at the way God uses my children to speak to me. Another one of those beautiful instances happened not long ago. We are in the midst of training a worrier. She’s incredible. I wish she could see the greatness I see when I look at her. She’s smart, witty,Read more

Prayer… there’s more to it

An object lesson in our Kindergarten Sunday School class yesterday on the power of prayer.  Too often we look at prayer as a check in the box activity.  Talked to God today? Check! On to the next thing… …But there’s so much more to it. Our prayers are an offering to God… they live beyondRead more

Emotions & God

There are days, life throws giant emotional boulders in our way that take the form of financial stress, lack of sleep, workplace drama, relational issues, etc. No matter the shape – they’re hard, sometimes scary, nasty looking – painful boulders that strike emotion, emotions that we may or may not successfully manage…. I recently hadRead more