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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

You’re Not That Special

Sometimes we have trouble believing that God really forgives our mistakes. We know all the verses that promise His forgiveness, and we believe they’re true…for other people. Just not us. We’re too messed up. Our mistakes too ugly, too shameful. I’ve got a got a couple of blunt truths to share. First, you’re not that … Continue reading

Christians Can Say the Worst Stuff

We just found out that my sister-in-law has terminal lymphoma. She called one of her good friends to tell her the devastating news, and this woman’s response was, “Well, it’s not a matter of if we die, but when.” Wait… what? Who says something like that to someone who just got a cancer diagnosis…to someone … Continue reading

A Not Very Valentine’s Day Post

I hadn’t really planned on posting anything today, but I randomly came across a song this morning that’s really digging in. A splinter in my heart, so to speak. Because this song is like an anthem for those of us who’ve had to walk away from someone we cared about because they’re so broken, a … Continue reading

My Only New Year’s Resolution

Normally I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. It’s hard to take them seriously, because we all know they last somewhere between 24 hours and a couple of months. But I do want 2014 to be a year of intentional growth, and that starts with a vision of what I’m working towards and a commitment (okay, … Continue reading

Why Not Just Forget It?

Most of us deal with our past in two ways. Either we get stuck there and let the wounds from it fester and spread infection, or we try to forget our past and minimize its impact on our lives. Most of the time, when I think about my past marriage, it’s like thinking about a … Continue reading

Getting in the Ring with Life

Come Friday, I’m unofficially unemployed. I applied a month or so ago for my dream job, but I found out yesterday that though I made their decision “incredibly difficult,” they ultimately chose another candidate. Once again, I felt huddled in the corner, unsuccessfully trying to avoid a bloody lip from Life’s foot. When does it get better, get … Continue reading

An Uncreative Post

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been busy. Real busy. But it’s more than that. Every time I do sit down to write, the words dry up like… I don’t even know. Truth be told, I stared at the screen for way too long trying to come up with a really good metaphor. I … Continue reading

Monday Morning Truth: Come out of Hiding

So much of the time, I feel overwhelmed by life. It’s a powerful river dragging me downstream, moving me in directions that I can’t predict, can’t control. It occasionally yanks me under by the ankle—cold, muddy water rushing into my mouth and nose, choking me, causing me to sputter and spit when I finally manage to … Continue reading