One night a little while back, I was ending my evening in my usual way. Jared and I were making our way toward bed and I started listing off to him all the things that were rattling around in my brain. And for me, 9 times out of 10 those things will be worries and anxieties. Sometimes it’s just the next day’s to-do’s and demands, sometimes it’s concern about one of our kids or worry about finances, and often it’s discouragement that I’m not “doing enough” in some particular area.March 8, 2021
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9a
I know I’m weak. I feel it every day. That’s why I like this verse. God’s power is made perfect in weakness — my weakness. How thrilling to know that God’s plan for my weakness is to make His power perfect!June 29, 2020
There’s a game I’m sure many of you have played once or twice as an icebreaker in group gatherings. Everyone goes around sharing two things that are true about themselves and one that’s a lie. Everyone else has to guess which one’s the lie and in so doing, everyone learns just a tad bit more about each other. In this unprecedented time in our world, a time that none of us could ever have imagined,…June 22, 2020
For most of my life, during most of my waking hours, my time has been consumed by the activities and needs of the moment: those things that were determined for me merely by my stage of life.
When I was a student, I went to school and participated in school-related activities. As a new wife, I worked both in and outside the home and invested myself in helping to build a solid foundation in our marriage. Then came parenthood and years of caring for little ones, balancing the various roles and challenges that life as a family necessitated.January 6, 2020