How to Live Free of Expectations-Part 2
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How to Live Free of Expectations-Part 2

Do you ever feel like you’re a disappointment to others? Like you can never meet their expectations? How can we approach people who have unrealistic expectations of us? What are we responsible for and what isn’t ours to take on? Discover one mindset shift that can end your people-pleasing days and guard your peace. Check…

Believing For Healing After Hope’s Grown Cold
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Believing For Healing After Hope’s Grown Cold

I’d lost hope completely. Whenever someone offered to pray for me…for this issue…I’d smile and say, “Sure, thanks!” But, inside, my heart had grown cold. I knew the prayer lifted up in genuine concern and out of love for me would fall flat. After living with a diagnosis for more than eight years, I’d come to…

God and the Waves
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God and the Waves

God and the waves Terrifying. Soothing. Predictable patterns within incredible unpredictability. Each wave different, unique. Each move of God different, unique. Crashing waves roll in, never ceasing. Listen for the pounding presence A whisper, a roar Overwhelming and powerful. The awing invitation Filled with life and deep things unknown Draws me to put toes in the surf….

Choosing Between Life And The Lie
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Choosing Between Life And The Lie

Sitting easy at a coffee shop, hugging the warmth of my cup, struggling to know where to begin when the hardness pounds me upon waking. Having opened my eyes to a message of desperation and despair, beginning a day with heartbreak where hope was anticipated, I could pray for so many answers, but the only true…

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Are You Safe?

We’ve been talking about the Underground Railroad recently during our homeschool days.  How do you introduce the atrocities that led to the need for such a thing to young children?  How do you teach the horrors of history so that you can also teach the heroics?  How do you explain to children who have friends of every…

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Being Fully

A tall piece of pink card stock graced my dresser top throughout 2013.  A list of specific goals.  Not so much resolutions to begin on January 1st as they were habits or accomplishments to develop and fulfill throughout the year.  It made January easier to swallow in 2013, knowing that I didn’t need to miraculously…