I carry the reminders and the fruits of that experience with me today, for the times when those pesky questions persist: Can I really trust Him to deliver me this time? How is this going to work? In those inevitable moments, I look back on this milestone and remember to trust that God is at work, prepping the landscape of my future and waiting for me to step forward in faith and sow. I remember the unwavering loyalty He has shown me, firsthand.
- February 27, 2012 |
Sometimes our hearts need a little encouragement. Just to make sure we're normal.
- February 26, 2012 |
As moms, we start out the day with the best intentions. So then what happens?
- February 24, 2012 |
This isn't a story I wanted to tell. It took me a while to even write it down because then it would make it real. I don't want it to be real. But I know there is someone out there that needs to hear it. And since I am a big believer in people telling their stories for the encouragement of others, I will tell mine.
Don't give others the benefit of the slop.
That moment was so defining but I started to become something else...
In our American culture of drive-through coffee and instant Twitter feeds, how can we widen our attention spans to walk through Lent, a season of waiting?
Where there's great need, there's an opportunity to see God do a great work
- February 22, 2012 |
It's that remembering, peering back and reminding myself of God's goodness in the past—and his promises for the future—that reassures me of the path I'm on. The wrestling, the squirming calms and I finally come to rest back in his arms, trust and faith renewed again.
- February 22, 2012 |
Have you ever struggled to decide between career or kids? Here's my story.
- February 21, 2012 |
This is not okay. That's obvious. When I watch stories like this, something inside my heart begins to swell. First with anger and confusion, how could this really be happening?!
Give the gift of unconditional love and faithfulness to the women around you.
Of all the things my parents did right, praying for me bubbles to the surface of my memory.
As we studied this psalm, I saw how these people pressed forward in spite of their current hardships: they continued planting…because they knew that God would come along at some point and bring harvest to their actions.
Church is a place where unimaginable healing can take place. The grace and love of God can heal even the deepest of wounds and forgive even the darkest of sins.
- February 17, 2012 |
I remember the day we both drove home from the doctor's office, crying and holding hands as we called Mom to tell her our diagnosis. They told us conception wasn't in the cards for us.
I was jaded by the popular advice given to me before our wedding, "Prepare yourself: marriage is hard." But the best things in life are worth fighting for.
As I read the story, I noticed how these two women used the positions God had given them to bring salvation to his people. They were not warriors but yet God used their talents, skills and roles to bring about victory. Surprising things can happen when we have the faith to trust where God has placed us…