I tossed and turned, trying to get comfortable. Counting sheep never worked for me. I lay in bed with my eyes wide open staring into the darkness. Loneliness crept into my heart. My 10-year-old self believed I was the only person in the whole world still awake. I mustered up the courage to get out of … Continue reading Searching For Light in the Dark
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
The past year has not been easy. One word sums it up for me.
Mary Christmas! Read on to find out what I mean!
God's angels first announced our Savior's birth to shepherds. As they shepherds carried on their duties, a bright light opened in the sky and a host of angels cried out! Just imagine. Jesus is our good Shepherd. Just as a shepherd cares for his flock, Jesus cares for us. He provides rest and sustenance. He … Continue reading The Good Shepherd
The Christmas season is difficult when you are grieving. Here are a few tips for your hurting heart.
My oldest daughter has recently developed an interest in her family history. We started filling in our family tree on ancestry.com and with the help of parents and grandparents, we have made some progress! Genealogy can be really fun to investigate! Yet, when I turned to 1 Chronicles today and saw the first NINE chapters … Continue reading Why is Genealogy Important? Advent Day 7
Check out my favorite Christmas songs, links included!