Safety in the Eye of the Storm

Photo credit: Mark Ryman “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:8 When my daughter was around a year, every time we drove to my sister’s house she...

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...

Giving the gift of peace

Christmas.   A time of reflection, a time for joy, and time for peace on earth. Yet those things seem to rarely be at the forefront of our holiday season. Instead, it’s a time of rushing, cleaning, present-wrapping, and sometimes cussing. Somehow “peace on earth...

When we spill more than our drink

You can have it all. A phrase often used to encourage women to shoot for their dreams – all while having the perfect marriage, house, and family, complete with a dog. Yet the façade of perfection is deadly to the one putting on the show and to those who watch it. One...