“Why Can I Trust God?”

The accidentally-profound spiritual moments in my 3-year-old’s dialogue continue. He crawled into our bed in the middle of the night, scared of the dark in his room. After a few minutes of snuggling (and being tempted to just fall back asleep and let him stay snuggled next to me), I carried him back to his … Continue reading

Stop it, God

Yesterday my three-year-old came up to me crying because he bumped his head. A few minutes later, he smashed his finger in his toy truck. As I was hugging and consoling him, I sympathized, “You’re just having a really tough time today, aren’t you?” To which he sobbed, “Yeah, God needs to stop doing that … Continue reading

A Prayer for My Husband

Today I just want to say how thankful I am for my husband and son, and for the father my husband is to our our son. He has been working hard over the last year to make positive changes in our home, and I’m really proud of and inspired by him. Here is my prayer … Continue reading

Building Gratitude

So as I’m working on controlling my attitude, one of the ways I’m working on that is to focus on building more gratitude in my heart. I think too much about the things I don’t have, the things that don’t go right, the ways people don’t do what I want them to… It’s so negative. … Continue reading

Control Freak

While thinking about these lessons I’m learning about my immaturity and entitlement, I was reminded of a blog post on letting go that I wrote a while back. Reading over it, I realized God was actually starting to teach me some of these things back then… about 4 years ago! But apparently I’m a slow learner so … Continue reading

Setting Down the Gavel

“Give your mind a break from its habitual judging. You form judgments about this situation, that situation, this person, that person, yourself, even the weather—as if judging were your main function in life…When you remain preoccupied with passing judgement, you usurp My role.” ~Sarah Young, Jesus Calling (p. 268) I’ve long wrestled with the reality … Continue reading

Hiding from God

Have you ever played hide and seek with a toddler? It really challenges your acting skills. Because they’re not all that good at hiding. Usually, when my 3 year old hides, some part of him is in plain sight, but since he can’t see me, he believes I can’t see him. So I purposely wander … Continue reading

An Invitation

Hi friends! I bet you thought you’d never hear from me again. I admit, I haven’t blogged in a awhile. Maybe more like a long time. Okay, so maybe I had to blow a bit of dust off the keyboard to write this! But you know, I’m at peace with that. Ecclesiastes teaches us there … Continue reading

My Sunshine

It seems like forever since I’ve written a post. So much has happened this last year, and even though I’ve wanted to start blogging again, deciding where to start felt overwhelming. But then while I was packing, I thumbed through a journal from last year during one of my depressions. I remembered it being a … Continue reading