Lent allows us an opportunity to slow down and reflect on the events leading up to Jesus' death and resurrection. For a long time, I had head knowledge of the events of Christ's Passion. Only recently have I began to have heart knowledge of these events. Jesus loves you. Do you know that? Do you understand … Continue reading Agape
If only Eve hadn't eaten that silly fruit . . . I've read Genesis 3 many, many times. My focus always stayed on the negative parts of the story: the disobedience, the punishment, and the banishment. How much different the world would be had Eve just simply obeyed God! Recently, God's given me a new lens … Continue reading Grace in The Fall
How many of these declarations have you said or heard recently: I would be much happier if I could lose _____ pounds. Her house looks so perfect. Do kids even live there? I wish my house would look half as nice. I tried another recipe from Pinterest. Fail! And my kids complained about it. Dinner … Continue reading In Pursuit of Perfection
I detest my dental appointments. I've been known to call and reschedule the bi-yearly cleanings simply because the anxiety over going was too much to handle. Growing up, I never had a cavity. I had the normal cleanings, yet even those traumatized me! So imagine the anxiety that filled me when I learned I had … Continue reading God Cares About My Teeth
Have you ever been to San Francisco, California? I visited this beautiful city during my early teen years and the fog phenomenon fascinated me. It's mesmerizing to watch the clouds slowly roll back, revealing nature's true intent for the day. The heavy gray roll against the bright blue sky is simply gorgeous! Photo by Patrik … Continue reading The Fog of Motherhood
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
The first twenty weeks of my pregnancy progressed seamlessly, bringing very little morning sickness and enough energy to keep up with my six-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. My husband and I embraced this pregnancy and did all the fun Pinterest-inspired things we didn’t with our first two children. Joy filled our hearts when we found … Continue reading My Uneven Pink Line
The Good News of God's grace I learned through a teaching of Jesus. It's a good thing I'm not God!