The Tool Box

I soon found the stove make and model and realized that I needed some special tools that did not include the small hammer and kitchen knife I used for every other “fix it” job I encountered. I opened the door of my husband’s shed… and the toolbox was calling my name! Everything I ever needed to fix anything I needed … Read More

God’s Timeline

Are you the type of person who has a five-year plan? Maybe you have it all planned out: fall in love, start your dream job, get married, buy the house, start a family. Sounds like the perfect life, right? But wait, that relationships did not work out, you didn’t get into your dream school, that house costs how much? Life … Read More

Candy-Coated Lies

Hard times will come. A few weeks ago, I woke up in pain and feeling exhausted. This was not unique as many mornings have started this way over the last few months. My chronic health issues have been in an intense flare, and I have dealt with lingering effects from Covid since late fall. All of that combined made it … Read More

Cords of Hope

When you think of a cord, what comes to mind? Is it a telephone cord? (Then you are my age.) Could it be a computer cord? (You might be in your 30s.) How about the cord to charge your smart phone? (That may cover all of us!) Why I even have to plug in the cord to make my lamp … Read More

Never Abandoned

It’s funny how in a second your day can turn completely around. A couple weeks ago my sons were on spring break and my husband and I had taken them out for a family day full of hiking, beautiful weather, and Chic-fil-a. I mean, come on, what more could you ask for??? We were driving back home when we passed … Read More

Perfect Love

Lately, I have been pondering on what it would look like to live a life completely rooted in the perfect love of Christ. I realize, the earthly me won’t ever fully comprehend just how high , how wide and how deep God’s love for me is. But, with that being said, one thing that I have come to learn over … Read More

Unraveling

We love to hear success stories and read self-help books written by people who have “made it through” something difficult, but it’s hard to write about something when you feel like you’re still in the middle of it. However, I know I’ve gained so much from people who let me see them in the middle of their “mess,” so I … Read More

The Word Became Flesh: Thoughts on the Incarnation

The Incarnation is a miracle that demands our awe but we often fail to grasp the wonder of the embodiment of deity in the person of Jesus Christ. Christmas comes and goes and we are left dissatisfied and exhausted, or at the very least feeling a failure for our inability to keep up with the demands of the season, probably … Read More

Delivered In Distress

About five years ago, I attended a women’s Bible study at a dear friend’s home. It was such a good gift from God, offered in just the right season. At the time, I was homeschooling three young children and I was starved for community. Knowing that I had a couple hours every week to go and study God’s word, talk vulnerably … Read More

I was exhausted. Then I learned about the Sabbath.

God gives us the Sabbath as command and a gift. Picture giving your kids a super awesome present Christmas morning. You know they are going to love it. And then, to your complete surprise, they just leave the present unopened under the tree. I would be so disappointed because I love giving them good things and I would hate to … Read More