King of my Heart

I don’t know about you, but during different seasons of life, a particular song will really speak to me. My husband just went through a season where he spent a just shy of a year traveling across the state for a new job. The training culminated with John having eight...

Why New Year’s resolutions fail

New Year’s resolutions are overrated. At the Sunday School class I attend, the teacher asked if anyone made a New Year’s resolution. Not a single person raised their hand. Not one. Why is that? Have we gotten away from making New Year’s resolutions? Or maybe we’re...

Imperceptible sin: Rotting from the inside out

My front tooth – the big one in the middle – has been rotting from the inside out for the past 15 years.  I wouldn’t have guessed, and no one else would have thought so.  The tooth looked perfectly fine from the outside.  Yet, it was true.  The tooth was slowly dying....

The good kind of fear

I don’t know if it is appropriate to be jealous of someone else’s life verse, but growing up my dad had verses for each of his four kids framed that hung on the wall in our living room.  My verse was, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools...

Why are you hiding?

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” ~ Romans 8:1 Shame.  A feeling that makes you want to run away and hide – which is exactly what my two-year-old does when she has a poopy diaper.  She often goes into a corner to do her...

God is God, and I am not

Negative emotions come from variety of situations.  The line was too long at the grocery, so that is why I was late.  That person spent too much time talking with me, and that is why I didn’t get my work done.  The amount of work I have is unfair, because other people...