After a long hiatus from my blog and from social media, I've returned. This past year has been a re-writing of my life. In many ways, my first draft was tossed into the trash can and I've begun again. But in other ways, I can still look back and see God's hand even in the … Continue reading Rewritten
I was listening to a podcast today by Erwin McManus of Mosaic church. He has a lot of good sermons that really get me thinking. And here was a quote that stuck with me: "God wants to choose hope for you when you choose despair, He wants to choose a future when you choose the … Continue reading Do You Choose Life?
Hello friends, I am sorry I have been absent for so long. My life is taking a crazy turn of healing, restoration and growth - so much so that at times I can hardly keep up with it! I have been watching in awe and wonder as God makes all things new in my life. … Continue reading What New Looks Like
Recently I had the privilege of listening to Christa Black Gifford address the concept of the "victim mentality." She was speaking, and she asked a question that resonated inside of my head. She said: are you the kind of person where things happen to you, or do things happen for you? The example she gave is how … Continue reading Are You a Victim?
Over the past couple of weeks, I have been feeling this call to live in confidence. I can feel God pulling me out of my comfort zone, out of the thoughts that have become habitual for me over the past years, because of the circumstances of my life. Those thoughts go something like this: "God … Continue reading Live in Confidence
When my daughter, Hannah, was younger, before we discovered she was allergic to dairy and before I discovered the benefits of healthy eating, we used to have doughnut mornings. You guys know what I'm talking about. It can go one of two ways: either the whole family can cram in the car in their pajamas … Continue reading Vanilla Spice Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze
Have any of you ever read a story in the Old Testament, finished, and asked yourself, "What, exactly, was I supposed to learn from that?" Sometimes I kind of just laugh to myself after finishing a story. I know that God's word has truth for me, and relevance to my life today. But sometimes I … Continue reading Causing Fear to Fall in Line