I look around and feel overwhelmed by messages telling me I'm "not enough." Not skinny enough, parenting well enough, putting enough effort into my home, spending enough time with my spouse, giving my children enough experiences, etc. It. Is. Exhausting. Overwhelming. Social media accelerates these messages when I mindlessly scroll through feeds and see what everyone … Continue reading Hey Momma, It’s Okay . . .
Deactivate Facebook. My heart sunk as the words fluttered through my mind. I knew God spoke this command to me. I would not come up with it on my own! Set time limits on Facebook sounds like me. Quit Facebook? That's the Holy Spirit, friend. I wrestled with God on this Saturday morning. I was … Continue reading Why I Quit Facebook
The Good News of God's grace I learned through a teaching of Jesus. It's a good thing I'm not God!
"Do not rejoice over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will stand up; though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light." Micah 7:8, CSB The faint scar on my elbow and knee remind me of my first bike accident when I was eight years old. The breeze produced by my … Continue reading When You Find Yourself Flat On The Pavement
Could I BE more awkward (said in the voice of Chandler from Friends)? Seriously, we've all known a quiet girl. Here are some things to remember next time you see her.
Sadness overwhelms me around this time each year. My conflicted emotions battle when I think of our loss, but I allow myself to grieve in January. The anniversary of our miscarriage weighs on me. I feel guilty allowing myself to cry for two reasons. First, I knew about the pregnancy for mere days when I … Continue reading When We Meet Again
Straightening my room one afternoon, I found myself chatting with God. I had recently finished reading Romans and wasn't sure where to go next. God spoke to me, urging me to read through the entire Old Testament. I argued with Him. I don't have time to do that, Lord! Plus, I've already tried. I cannot … Continue reading I Know It’s Important, But . . .