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.
"You are good, good, oh, you are good, good, oh." The worship leader crooned out these lyrics while the congregation around me joined their voices in uplifted praise to a Good God. I crossed my arms and fought back bitter tears. I closed my eyes and lifted my head. "You are not good. I will … Continue reading When Life is Bad, God is Still Good
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
The look on my daughter's face caused my stomach to flip. Eyes cast downward, she slouched as she walked to me. I asked her what was wrong, skipping the formalities of saying hi. My young daughter clearly felt burdened. "A friend told me a secret, and I don't know what to do," she responded. My … Continue reading The Burdens We Carry
"Look, I have placed before you an open door that no one can close . . ." (Revelation 3:8) I attended She Speaks in July 2017 and met with two publishers. Writing a book has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, and this opportunity was one I could not … Continue reading Door – Day 11
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 Difficult seasons will make or break our faith. On March 30, 2017, I took my kids to school and dropped them off. I forgot my phone that morning. When I returned home, I saw a couple missed calls from my father in law … Continue reading How – Day 10
God comforted me through people and music in the days following the difficult phone call with my obstetrician. I surrendered my life to His will, and instantly He orchestrated everything my family needed to get us through the next difficult days. My best friend accompanied me to an appointment the following day. She chatted with … Continue reading Comfort – Day 8