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
Sometimes, we find ourselves down a path we never intended to take. Praise God for spiritual mulligans!
The Good News of God's grace I learned through a teaching of Jesus. It's a good thing I'm not God!
"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
What is the chaos in your life?