Self-Discovery in Quarantine

My faith was shaken today. I cursed at God. I told Him, I don’t want to believe in Him anymore. More unpleasant words flew out of my mouth, and tears streamed down my cheeks.   Yesterday, my husband and I got into an argument on our walk with the dog. I saw huge amounts of dog … Continue reading Self-Discovery in Quarantine

I’m Just Not Feeling It and That’s Okay

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.  He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. -Psalm 40:1-3   … Continue reading I’m Just Not Feeling It and That’s Okay

A Blessed, Hot Mess

“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.” Romans 8:17   There are days where it feels like a struggle to exist.   In those days, there is too much going on, … Continue reading A Blessed, Hot Mess

Let’s Stop Beating Ourselves Up

“Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by hand.” Proverbs 37:24 In life there are past situations that we mull over and wonder, “what were we thinking?” We ruminate and examine other outcomes. These thoughts negatively change the way we view ourselves. For some reason, we will rehash these thoughts … Continue reading Let’s Stop Beating Ourselves Up

Guarded by God

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”  Psalm 91:11   Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do?  There have been countless times, when things go badly, I grudgingly ask, “why?!”  God has good reason to allow things to happen.  One Sunday Morning, I … Continue reading Guarded by God

When People Disappoint

“He heals the broken in heart and binds their wounds.” Psalms 147:3 My child has just started 4th grade.  She loves her teacher and seems to desire to do well in school.  Unfortunately, she is having trouble socially.  She has been coming home sad that she lost a friendship.  It is hard to watch. As … Continue reading When People Disappoint

Taking a Break

“Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.”  Proverbs 17:1   Rest.  It is necessary and vital.  Most times it is neglected.  But our body and mind feel it when ignored.   My husband and daughter began school this past week and it was a stressful week.  We all … Continue reading Taking a Break

I’m not the Only One

I’m not the Only One “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and are justified by His grace as a gift through the redemption that is Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:23-24 In  September of 2002, my husband and I had been married about 6 weeks. We went to the Grand Canyon … Continue reading I’m not the Only One

I Was Left Out

“My friends, we beg you to warn anyone who isn’t living right.  Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone.”  1 Thessalonians 5:14   Sharing pictures of gatherings on social media should represent fun.  However, when you are not invited and you find out about said event … Continue reading I Was Left Out

Social Distortion

“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33   Social Media is a slippery slope.  Many people put things out there to share with their real and social media friends and their families.  Usually it is when they look their … Continue reading Social Distortion