How many times this week have you wanted to throw in the towel? It may be a relationship with a spouse, a parent, a child, a co-worker. It may be a job that you just can’t figure out or seem to fit with. It may be a sin that you are weary of fighting. ItContinue reading “Endurance”
Category Archives: loving God with your mind
My letter to all the Mommas
Mommas…a lot is going on inside and for the sake of everyone, we cannot live unexamined lives. Encouragement for you today…
Making the Word Come Alive
“Remain in Me…let My words remain in you…” I can trace my life each week–my feelings, my behaviors, my thoughts–simply by the time I spend in God’s word and in His presence. More tired, snippy, impatient? Yep, I skimped on time with Him. Sorry to people who dealt with me last week! Quick to assumeContinue reading “Making the Word Come Alive”
Sprinkled or Power-Washed?
The last few days, I have been one with the pressure washer. The space on our deck seemed to triple in that time. I had LOTS of time to think, to pray, to ponder, and to learn. Pressure washing is oddly satisfying. You can see results in the stripping of dirt and grime. There isContinue reading “Sprinkled or Power-Washed?”
What story are you writing?
What story are you writing this morning? Not a writer you say? I disagree. You are telling yourself something about a lot of things. It may be that you have carefully crafted a story about your acquaintance’s life, her trip, her parenting, her marriage, her financial status. It may be that you have written aContinue reading “What story are you writing?”
Here I am, 44 years old, dressed like it’s 1996. Overalls–check. t-shirt–check. Backpack filled to the brim–check. No shower–check. No makeup–check. However, unlike 1996, the load I am carrying is much heavier. My wise counselor once told me that if you feel a heavy weight that that is not indicative of God’s presence and theContinue reading “Whatcha carrying?”
What did I expect?
It all started with a little conversation with a woman who embraces life with gusto. We found out our birthdays are one day and 11 years apart. She asked me what I had planned for my birthday. She had 3 separate parties planned. I said, “Wow! We don’t really have high expectations for birthdays.” Then,Continue reading “What did I expect?”
Turn me off…
Life is unbelievably noisy. We live in a constant state of anxiety and go. This morning, as my brain and heart raced on the road to nowhere, I declared “I’ve had it.” Done. Ever feel that way? As a mom, wife, business owner, and responsible human being I cannot just declare “done,” but it signalsContinue reading “Turn me off…”
Do you ever have those days or weeks where there is so much in your head that is not cohesive that you have a hard time forming a sentence? Yeah, me too. Like right now, me too. I wrote about margin a month ago. I have really slimmed the things down in my life, butContinue reading “Mindless?”