My son is 8, and he asks me a lot of questions about God. How do we know that God exists? How did the Bible get written? How can it be that God was never created? What happens to the people that never heard about God? How do you hear God’s voice? Why doesn’t he talk in a voice that everyone can hear?
“Really kid? You’re eight.” So I bought him a book called “801 Questions Kids Ask About God.” His response? “Finally!”, as he ripped the book out of my hands, and ran upstairs to start reading.
Continue reading “Now I Know that God is Real!”
Imagine my surprise when I found myself pregnant 6 short weeks after suffering a miscarriage. Fast forward and that new life just turned 1! I am in awe of all that God has done in her and through her short life. God told the Israelites to recount their blessings and share them with others…so here goes. Continue reading “Precious Blessings”
Sunday I was singing in church when I heard a still quiet voice, “do you really mean the words you sing?”
I was struck by the fact that if we truly believed from the bottom of our heart, the words we sing and the prayers we say, then we would act a whole lot better.
I am reminded of something I read in Brennan Manning’s book “Ruthless Trust”. He was talking to a man who told him that he didn’t need anymore revolution than he ready had, he just needed to act on what had already been revealed to him.
Selah. (Pause, ponder, consider)
Everything is urgent. Everyone demands my time. After working all day, I go home to three young kids, a husband, and house full of chores to complete. It would be easy, even understandable, for me to be stressed out. But amazingly, I am not. I have chosen to:
“How do you handle stress?” I was asked during my interview. I responded by saying “I choose not to participate. Stress is a choice“. My now boss, looked at me a little strange. A few years ago I would have looked at myself strangely. Continue reading “Kicking Stress to the Curb”
Lately I have been sighing a lot.
I want you to pray for patience. I want you to aggressively seek to grow in patience.
Really God? Don’t you know that no one prays for patience?
Sigh. Yes Lord. Continue reading “Growing Pains”
You wonder when the loneliness will end. Will it ever be over? I have learned that if you are not content now, you will not be content once your circumstances change. Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – Part 4”
Barren – such an ugly word. It makes you want to look away. It is a word equated with shame, guilt and sorrow. Something private. Embarrassing. Better to have others think you are “selfish”, that you do not want kids, than to share your sorrow and be judged or even worse – pitied. Continue reading “Barren no more”
In every person there is a God-given desire to love and to be loved. It is not uncommon to go through a season of loneliness. In those seasons it is natural to try and stop the loneliness by filling it with other things. Many times these things are good: Continue reading “I Love a Lonely Day – part 1”
He is Hispanic, I am Caucasian. He is from Panama, I am from the U.S. He is Catholic, I am Protestant. He bleeds blue, I bleed green. His vote cancelled out mine in the last election. Could you find two more different people?
Despite it all, maybe even BECAUSE of it all, we have been married over ten years, and I love him with all of my heart. Continue reading “A Marriage Worth Fighting For”