Faith · life

Are You Letting Your Love Grow Cold?

  The End Times. I have spent a lot of years submerged in evangelical Christian culture. I never actually wore a t-shirt that said, “Get right or get left,” but I saw them. I read the popular books about the End Times. As a teenager, I saw the movie that was designed to terrify everyone…… Continue reading Are You Letting Your Love Grow Cold?

Courage

Giving Up The Hustle

Courage. That’s my word for 2017, and it keeps coming up over and over again. I’m re-reading Brene’ Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection, and I came across this reminder, “The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it…… Continue reading Giving Up The Hustle

Faith · Family

And this too shall pass

  When Rachel was about three months old, she stopped growing. She didn’t gain weight. She didn’t get longer. She couldn’t hold her head up. She still enjoyed being swaddled. Houston, we had a problem. Suddenly, my thoughts and my time were consumed with doctor’s appointments and medical tests and amped-up feeding schedules. There was…… Continue reading And this too shall pass

Faith · Grace

Compelled By Love & Shaken Free

At this time in 2007, only 7 little years ago, my family had just taken a huge, scary plunge of faith. After thinking about it and praying about it and talking about it every which we way we could, we finally just did it. Patrick quit his job so we could work full-time with an international…… Continue reading Compelled By Love & Shaken Free

Faith

The Fear-filled What-ifs

Sometimes when I’m facing really Big Things in life, the fear-filled what-ifs slowly creep into my thoughts. Ok, sometimes they loudly, forcefully bombard my thoughts, and there’s nothing slow or creeping about it. Does this happen to you? I’ll be going about my day, minding my own business when a scary possible outcome to a…… Continue reading The Fear-filled What-ifs

Faith

Teaching Our Children To Trust

As I have learned to do during tragic situations, I have been allowing myself only small snippets of news coverage. I cannot immerse myself in the real-time, full-time news-telling our culture gravitates toward when disaster strikes. So I teeter on the balance beam of being informed but not consumed. During one news segment, tears puddled…… Continue reading Teaching Our Children To Trust