Tagged with God

“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

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

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

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