discipline, eternal things, God's sovereignty and goodness, infertility, prayer, rest, spiritual growth, suffering in joy, thankfulness, transformation by truth, trusting God

Hope In One Thing

We use the word "hope" often.  I hope my child grows to love Jesus.  I hope my husband experiences healing here with his rheumatoid arthritis.  I hope that you have a good day.  I hope you enjoy the holiday season.  I hope that I live fully to glorify Christ. The only place to put my… Continue reading Hope In One Thing

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The Tyranny of Criticism

The last few weeks, I have been working with a couple of the young women I disciple to help them identify where their hearts are in the everyday.  The objective is to stop and identify where they are as they come to God--sharing their heart with God, joys, disappointments and confusion.  This is where prayer… Continue reading The Tyranny of Criticism

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A Beautiful Symphony

         My heart is full, pondering, and noisy at times.  These last few weeks have been full of well-wishers, buzz, and a continued sickness.  I have thought often of Mary "pondering all these things in her heart."  (I am not comparing myself to her--cannot imagine pondering the immensity of that gift of life!)   I have… Continue reading A Beautiful Symphony

God's sovereignty and goodness, grace, healing, infertility, prayer, thankfulness, The body of Christ, trusting God

A thankful heart that He has given me…

      When I was in 8th grade, I went to an aerobics class where we listened to a Mylon Lefevre song "Thankful heart" while we did abdominal exercises.  An ironic lesson for choosing thanks in pain (who likes sit-ups?).  An ah-ha moment--exactly what I have been learning the last few years--learning to think on truth… Continue reading A thankful heart that He has given me…

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Nothing…really

       I have had an epiphany as of late.  I am completely clueless and powerless to run my life--marriage, ministry, fertility, relationships, leadership, etc.  You may be saying, "duh!"  However, do not all of us have this false sense of control from time to time?  We think we have it covered...oh yeah, I have done… Continue reading Nothing…really

authenticity, God's sovereignty and goodness, grace, infertility, prayer, transformation by truth, trusting God

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 prayed… Continue reading Lift my eyes