Browsing Category

Christian Women

Do We Really Trust In God?

October 18, 2018
Trust in God

It started out like any other day…

I hit the snooze button multiple times, then finally drug myself out of bed. I visited with my husband who had already been awake for over an hour, taken kids to cross country practice, made coffee, and who knows what else, and then went to wake up the kids who were still asleep and start my morning routine. Somewhere between coffee and taking the kids to school was when it happened…

I was trying to fix my son’s shoe. His insole kept sliding around, so I was using superglue to hold it in place. I asked my 13-year-old son to hold the bottle while I slid the insole back into the shoe. That sounded safe enough. But apparently I forgot to factor in the fact that it was a Monday. Or that my son, who I love dearly, is somehow related to both Ferdinand the bull and Clumsy Smurf. He is the sweetest, clumsiest, most awkward and loving 13-year-old boy you will ever meet. Any who…

That’s When It Happened…

My eye started burning. I knew instantly what had happened, I just didn’t know how. There was superglue in my eye. Continue Reading

Simply Walking with Jesus Day In and Day Out

I got this knot in the pit of my stomach. I was overwhelmed by this feeling of failure. Like I could never do it on my own. Like I was going to fail. Our book, Candid Conversations was launching in less than a week…

October 11, 2018
Chronic Pain & Lukewarm Faith

Chronic Pain & Lukewarm Faith

Before my migraines started in July of 2017, I never really understood what the difference was between chronic illnesses and regular illnesses. I mean, pain is pain, right? Wrong. The difference is that chronic pain never stops. It keeps on hurting, after most people’s…

October 10, 2018
Do you believe in Jesus? If so... why?

Who Is Jesus & Why Does That Matter?

Who is Jesus to you? Or what do you believe about Jesus? That question (whichever way you word it) is probably the singular most important question we will ever answer. Yet many of us don’t put much thought into it. We believe what we…

October 8, 2018
I dropped the ball... again.

When My Mama Bear Instincts & Faith Collide

“Pass him! Pass him!! Pass!!! Him!!!!” I screamed louder and louder until my voice grew horse. The cross country runners were less than twenty yards from the finish line and closing and my boy was just inches from passing the runner in front of…

September 27, 2018

Opening The Door On The Good News About Jesus

As I closed the door I realized that I had failed again. The sweet ladies I had just told I wasn’t interested in what they were peddling had been nothing but kind. And I was dismissive. Worse yet, I had suggested I already had…

September 24, 2018
Only Jesus can heal the pain in my aching heart...

Only Jesus Can Heal The Pain In My Aching Heart

Have you ever thought you were over something and then found out in the worst possible way that you weren’t? That the pain was still very, very real? Maybe some wounds never fully heal. I guess I’ll just come right out and say it.…

September 20, 2018

The Other Side Of Church Hurt…

Someone in our church was hurting. It started as a difference of opinions. We were praying for guidance and there was a disagreement over where God was leading us. The one whose opinion wasn’t chosen for the final direction was hurt. What do you…

September 13, 2018

Little Eyes, Road Rage & Jesus

Last year, I was driving a couple of neighbor kids to school and had an eye-opening experience. The first day, while I was scowling and muttering unkind things in the direction of the car in front of me, they commented that they had never…

September 3, 2018

My Overwhelming Fear of Failure & Jesus

Y’all, I know this site is called Candidly Christian, but somethings are easier to be candid about than others. Somethings are just plain hard to admit… Like my overwhelming fear of failure. Over a year and a half ago I wrote about how we…

August 27, 2018

The Truth About My Life – Online & Off

I talk to so many women online that I feel like I connect with. We think we would be great friends if we just lived closer together. But can I be real with you for just a moment? I know there are women right…

August 20, 2018