Six years ago my life was changed by a call to wholeheartedly “seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34:14b). I did not go looking for peace, I was just trying to survive a high-risk pregnancy. But thankfully God knew what I needed to survive life.
For several years I prayed for peace, I studied peace, I meditated on scriptures about peace, and I read books about God’s peace. In the process I learned that peace plays into just about every area of my life! Continue reading “Where It All Began”
My son was learning to ride a bike without training wheels and visibly upset that he did not master it at the first attempt. I found myself torn between wanting to hold onto the back so he would not fall over. Yet knowing that I needed to let go and let him fall if he was ever going to learn to ride without me running beside him.
Continue reading “Letting them Fail”
Work is getting crazy. This is normally my busiest time of year, but it has gotten even busier than normal. I just finished filing our Disclosure Document, (a very fascinating read, it is required by the FTC, and about as interesting as reading a Mutual Fund prospectus.) Continue reading “Just Breathe”
I have a Facebook friend who is always urging people to stop complaining about the weather. I will be honest, I normally roll my eyes. I mean, it was -22 degrees the day he posted that. NEGATIVE 22 degrees! How could anyone not complain? Continue reading “It’s sooooo darn cold… brr”
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!”
Lately I have felt far away from God. Sometimes He seems so close that I can almost touch Him, other times the silence is deafening. This time, a month, then two went by, and I hardly heard His voice, rarely felt His presence.
Not that He wasn’t there, He was. He is. But He just feels more like a whisper than a wind. Continue reading “3030 Challenge”
A kid-free, work-free weekend? I had not had one of those in over 2 years – and I was excited. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my family. But having time to reflect, pray, and catch up with friends? I need that too. Continue reading “The Little Light of Mine”
A woman on the phone sat down next to me at the park. Her conversation was riddled with DRAMA with a capital D. As she was talking, I kept thinking to myself, “you don’t have to live that way!” Continue reading “Keeping the Drama Out”
I used to spend a lot of time on Worry Lane. If my husband was 5 minutes late, I had already planned his funeral, panicked about finances and figured out how we would go on after his death. If I encountered a difficult situation, I would continuously re-play the events in my head. Many times I made myself physically sick by worrying about the “what ifs”. Continue reading “Bye Bye Worry Lane”
Lately I have been in a stage of waiting. I’ve been flooded the last few years with craziness around me, and a quiet time of waiting is just what the doctor ordered. Yet rather than embracing this time of “peace all around”, I find myself wondering if it is the lull before the storm? Continue reading “Waiting – for what?”