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Do we deserve happiness?

QUESTION: It seems like the world is so full of negativity and sadness that there’s no place for positivity and good things. How can we believe in a…

May 30, 2018

When You Get Stuck In Leviticus

My mom inspires me. She’s one of those women who reads the Bible from cover to cover every year. She diligently reads in the morning when she wakes up and in the evening before she goes to bed. I would love to be that…

May 17, 2018
How to count your blessings when things go wrong

How To Count Your Blessings When Things Go Wrong

My daughter has a concussion. She was helping pick up balls at her sister’s softball practice on Monday when her head and a bat accidentally collided. It could have been worse, but it wasn’t. However, she does have several restrictions on what she can…

April 26, 2018

Hope For When You Feel Emotionally Alone

Do you ever feel like you have no one to talk to? Like no one could possibly understand what you are going through or how you are feeling? That’s where I’ve been this week. There are things going on that I simply can’t discuss…

March 29, 2018

My Bravery (& Faith) Came To A Breathtaking Stop

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength… all things except kill a rattlesnake. However, if I’m honest, I probably could have killed that snake if I had really needed to. Or if I would have stopped long enough to pray…

March 26, 2018
Growing My Trust in God

Growing My Trust in God When Life Was Beyond My Control

I remember driving through the mountains with my husband in the middle of a blizzard. Okay, it wasn’t really a blizzard, and I wasn’t really driving, but it sure seemed like a blizzard from where I sat in the passenger seat. It was snowing…

February 26, 2018
When life is hard, there's still hope

Hope For When You Feel Like Giving Up On Life

I was ready to give up. My head hurts so bad. I started counting the cost. Not just the cost, but the worth. I begged the hospital staff to let me go because my family needed me. But then I got home and my…

February 15, 2018

A Little Something Jesus Taught Me About Parenting

I was the only mom at the pool that day. As I sat there with sweat rolling down my back, perched at the picnic table in the shade, laptop out, I thought about the differences between my childhood and that of my children. I…

February 1, 2018
Jesus & My Birthday Wish

Jesus & My Birthday Wish

I wrote this post about Jesus and My Birthday Wish last year for my birthday, and while this year has been super crazy long and hard, not much has really changed. At least not as far as my birthday wish goes. Yes, my husband…

January 23, 2018