Category: Faith

The Place Which God for Us Prepared

  Life was lovely in Colorado.  My husband and I enjoyed four beautiful children, good neighbors, and fulfilling friendships.  We’d lived there for eight years, longer than either of us had lived anywhere.  Our older children didn’t remember living any place else — the younger hadn’t lived anywhere else. And yet, somehow, it felt so right to leave our home …

Tender Mercies In Our Daily Lives

Sometimes tender mercies aren’t the first thing we notice when life seems to be going terribly wrong. I had just gotten home from an appointment when I received a terrifying phone call from the local Hospital. A nurse on the other end said, “We have your husband here. He was out for a jog this afternoon, and we are doing …

How Does God Communicate With You?

Communication is a huge part of the way we operate as humans. We have evolved from the face to face conversations to texts, IM’s, and DM’s.  Communication is a way for us to feel connected and while we were in Europe my daughter felt the void of not being able to connect with me.   It was not for the …

Finding Christ in My Eating Disorder

“Please!  Listen to this audiobook!” chirped my mom, “I know it could help as you try to make friends!”  With my usual teenage flair, I rolled my eyes and acted disinterested.  My mom had begged me for weeks to read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.  We just moved to a new city, and my mom was convinced …

Change, Faith, and Perseverance

Change and my faith have been two constants in the last decade and a half of my life. I think somewhere around our fifth move I felt good at applying the principle “bloom where you’re planted.” At the time, a lot had just wrapped up including an extended work assignment overseas separating my husband from our first baby and me …

Poisoned by Degrees

Are we sensitive enough to notice when one drop of poison might be destroying our attitude, fostering frustration, or giving way to ingratitude?It is being able to perceive the small changes and choosing how we will let it affect us.

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