Relax and Thrive on Crazy

"The only true gift is a portion of thyself." Ralph Waldo Emerson I have started to notice something about myself in recent years. Relax? It's not necessarily something I know how to do. From one job to two, schoolwork to ministry, kids to housework, to being a wife…well, there isn't much time to relax. When…

Being a Mom is Tough…Period!

"The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous." Anna Quindlen Last week, I shared my heart about the struggles, heartache, misunderstandings, and even envy that can come with being the caregiver of an autistic child. While, I don't regret…

What if Love is the Purpose?

"The clearer we capture the vision of our new identity in Jesus Christ, the more we realize that our deepest needs for security, significance, and satisfaction are met in Him and not in people, possessions, or positions." -Derwin Gray, Limitless Life I have shared previously how I have struggled on several occasions with my purpose at…

Offering Cups of Grace

"But as Jesus saw her walking toward the well where He was waiting, He saw what others did not see; a future trophy of His grace." Derwin Gray, Limitless Life There is often a common stereotype the surrounds the term "Christian." Words like "hypocrite" and "judgmental" come to mind as those that are often thrown around.…

Out of the Valley of Fear

The Lord is my light and my salvation-so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Psalm 27:1 Fear. It is the one word I said I was going to overcome this year. That one word I chose to ditch at the beginning of 2014.…

This Is Just The Rehearsal, Honey!

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 I don't handle inconvenience well. Or, let me rephrase that…I don't handle daily nuisances well. And, of course-God knows this. I mean,…

So That My Pain Would Be No More

Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne. Hebrews 12:2 Why, Lord? So many times we ask this question when we are trying to make sense of our circumstances. We ask God why he would allow His children…