Wide Angle Lens

Don’t you just wish that you could view your life with a wide angle lens? We can get so mired down in our specific trouble that we become nearsighted and blind. There are those rare occasions that God gives me a gracious glimpse of his purposes and reasons and I actually listen. Notice I saidContinue reading “Wide Angle Lens”

A little get-away…

I have been absent from blogging life this past month with my in-laws visiting, WDC stuff, helping friends, and overall busyness. Because I am linked to Jacob and Beth Winn’s blog about their twins, more and more people I know have been reading and learning about what is going on in my life. That isContinue reading “A little get-away…”

Lift my eyes

This morning I was awakened by circumstantial disappointment. My first thought–to be to myself and skip the time of fellowship with God. (This is my default when sad–ironically enough). However, I knew the battle would be lost there. So, I came to him truthful, disappointed in the hope I had put in circumstance, and prayedContinue reading “Lift my eyes”

Letting go…

This has been a particularly emotional week for me. It started last week with the preparations for my niece, Brittany’s wedding (where in the process, I began taking double the amount of hormones for infertility). The wedding was wonderful, even though, it was an adventure with rain and relocation. Instead of outside in the rainContinue reading “Letting go…”

Isolation Remixed

Well, it is always a good lesson to put into practice that which you share–i.e., the prior blog. Last Tuesday afternoon marked a time of sadness for me about infertility, and I thought a lot about the blog when I decided how I should respond. My first inclination was to isolate myself–“No one wants toContinue reading “Isolation Remixed”

Isolation: The Devil’s Playground

The more I age and mature as a woman, the more I see we remain the same. By that, I mean, we have some of the same insecurities as that of a 3rd grade girl who wants to feel included, wants to feel valued, wants to be invited to sit at the table for lunchContinue reading “Isolation: The Devil’s Playground”

The right words at the right time

      A few years ago, my sister, Lynn, gave me a book entitled The Right Words at the Right Time.  It is a book that has essays from celebrities in which they describe great advice that they had gotten in their lives.  The title of that book came to me yesterday morning as IContinue reading “The right words at the right time”

The perspective of the heart

     The last few weeks, I have been praying and concentrating heartily to guard my heart against anxiety and thinking on things that send me in a tailspin.  The particular thing the last few weeks has been fertility.  God has been gracious beyond belief to help me stay in the day, not panicking orContinue reading “The perspective of the heart”

Top 5 Most Impactful Things of 2008

This has been an interesting year to say the least…lots of unexpecteds–some good, some hard, all purposed.   1.  The truth and the focus of the gospel EVERYDAY as our hope and purpose.  This has been the greatest theme of the year through readings, sermons, conversations, ministry, etc.  My life continues to be transformed dailyContinue reading “Top 5 Most Impactful Things of 2008”