Tag Archives: God

The Day God Answered my Prayers with my Worst Fear

In the Bible, God tells us to fear nothing 466 times.  In the Bible’s 66 books and 31,102 verses, fear not is God’s most frequent command to His children. In the first chapter of Joshua, the words “be strong and … Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Christianity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why my Husband’s Illness was the Best Thing to Happen to Us

When I am in the midst of a storm and panicking, I often imagine God trying desperately to get me to see the bigger picture—that my suffering is part of a much greater plan, a plan I could never imagine … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Family, Grief | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

When God Moves

Sometimes the Lord moves in a whisper, a barely detectable draft with not even enough power to lift a few strands of hair. You lift your prayers to heaven and they seem to go unanswered, as you try to keep … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Motivation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Light on a Dark Street

Claire shivers. She has stood on her front step long enough now that the damp, morning air has settled on her shoulders. She doesn’t even remember how to dress for a run in this cool weather. She considers going back … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Short Story | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Mutating Perspective

I knew the second I snuggled into my couch to write this blog, my infant would wake up, as if babies have some sort of sonar for a mother relaxing. I would then stare deep into his screaming face, begging … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Five Lessons for my Sons

To my Sons: Life is Funny. Let God romance you throughout your life. Take advantage of every moment you find yourself smiling at the irony of life, always remembering that God’s hand played a role. He blesses you with many … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

His Will. My Will.

My lips so often say, “Lord, Your will be done.” It is my heart, however, that rebels and screams, “My will. My time. My plan.” I struggle to synchronize my lips and my heart. I know what I should want … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Holidays, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments