Confession time: I enjoy affirmation. It makes me feel good. I seek praises from my family for cleaning the house, putting away laundry, or serving them in another manner. I desire compliments from my husband to boost my self-esteem. I post pictures on social media and constantly check for new likes or comments. I do … Continue reading He’s Always Watching
I knelt down beside my son's bed and cried. Tears flowing, I lifted all of my anxieties and worries to the Lord. The rejection email from the publisher coupled with the news of my husband's new job overwhelmed my heart. I set out a goal to write, but now I faced the challenges that arise … Continue reading How God Used Daniel Tiger to Encourage Me
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 . . .
The Good News of God's grace I learned through a teaching of Jesus. It's a good thing I'm not God!
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
Sometimes, what seems good turns out to be a spiritual distraction.