Morning Always Comes {and LINKY}

I think way too much. Like many, I overthink, analyzing a problem from 70 different angles, determined to anticipate, and prepare for, any outcome. I have learned through the years that this is an impossible endeavor. In spite of all my examining and planning, I never seem to be able to adequately prepare for the unknown. Try as I might, I am not omniscient. I am not God. In my flesh, I find this reality terribly frightening. Like Eve, I {Read More}

Surviving a Season of Loss – A Hope Day Wednesday ‘Your Story’

Today I’m writing a very personal post. I’ve held this close to my heart for a long time and today I share it in hopes that it will encourage you to know that – 2 Corinthians 4: 17-18 (KJV) “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for {Read More}

Together, Us {and LINKY}

You never really know what someone else is facing. This is particularly true when you get to know people over the internet. For example, this past weekend, my family was restored after an 8 month separation. 8 months of single parenting. I have 5 kids. I had our littlest man during that time. I would like to be able to say that it was because of some godly or glorious reason, but the truth is a lot more messy.  It’s a story for {Read More}

Four Years – A Hope Day Wednesday Your Story

Four years. Four years of knowing that something was wrong with my body, but not knowing what it was. Four years of emergency room visits and doctor’s appointments, only to be told that though the (many different) physician(s) could see the problem – they could not identify the causes. Sometimes, they couldn’t even see the problem. Four years of deteriorating muscle and joint capability. Four years of feeling like others thought I was making up an inexplicable illness. Four years {Read More}

The Power of Weakness

The reality that we are fully loved by an all-powerful, all-knowing, all-seeing, perfect God can be more than many of us are able – or willing – to grasp. We struggle with the idea that a God as Holy as our own, who also calls us to holiness, could gaze upon us –and all our flaws – with anything more than love derived from pity and tedious frustration. As we contemplate His greatness, we question how God, through whom all {Read More}