Tag Archives: Growth

Embracing grief

Life is hard. People say it, but who really believes it? Especially an optimist like me. Ah, to be a pessimist and just KNOW that life is going to be hard, and expect it. The Bible says not to be … Continue reading

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Children, loss and grief

(Written Aug 24 2016) I have a dear friend who has been walking with me through this grief. I’ve never had a loss so big before and neither has she. Thankfully we are honest and open enough that she can … Continue reading

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Being a Foster mom and saying goodbye

God brought along 2 little boys for our little family. They are so dear to my heart, but I seriously had NO idea what I was getting into! There’s a ridiculous amount of politics involved. It’s not just taking care … Continue reading

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Barren for Mother’s Day (Part 1)

yep, this is a SUPER hard holiday for me. If you can’t/ don’t have kids and wish you could, you are in good company. As I sit writing with tears streaming down my cheeks, don’t feel you are alone in … Continue reading

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Talents and Fibromyalgia

Christian folks with Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other debilitating illnesses still want to glorify God with our talents, the gifts He’s given us. I LOVE to sing, leading worship was one of the things that brought me so much … Continue reading

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Good gifts and the purpose of prayer

The Father will ONLY give us what is GOOD. We can count on it! Matt 7:7-11 Prayer is another thing I tend to get hung up on. I won’t go into all the reasons why, because that just gets me … Continue reading

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Making God’s thoughts my thoughts

This verse comes to mind, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isa 55:8 This is truth from God’s Word. But does that mean that we make no effort to understand … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Spiritual Hunger

I’ve been working through what it means to HUNGER after the Lord. Read my last post on this subject here: Wrestling with the wrong stuff And today of all things, the sermon I heard from In Touch is this one: … Continue reading

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Not Wrestling Enough

The REAL me? Oh man, do I NOT wrestle enough. You know all those posts when people write about the difficult things the Lord is taking them through and how they are wrestling with faith with it? Ya, I WANT … Continue reading

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the testimony of those with the Lord

Today was the funeral and I find myself rather spaced out. I think there’s just something completely draining in every possible way about grief. But what I find so beautiful is that there really IS a difference when the loved … Continue reading

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