Not All Is Merry and Bright

Not All Is Merry and Bright

To the one whose Christmas isn’t all merry and bright, I see you. I see your pain. I see you struggling with decorations and gifts and lists, wondering if you can do any of it at all. I see you dreading the gatherings because you don’t think you can feel joy. I see...
Our One Constant

Our One Constant

Nineteen years old and ready to take on the world. I was invincible and had the world at my fingertips. I thought I knew all I needed to know to get through life. Oh, how naïve I was. There was so much to come. So much heartache, so many losses, so much to learn. I...
What Do I Teach Them?

What Do I Teach Them?

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about parenting lately. What do I want to teach my sons as they push off into the unknown of the world? How can I prepare them for what’s to come? I’ve learned that no matter how much I prepare them, there will be surprises none of us...
Letting the Walls Come Down

Letting the Walls Come Down

What walls do you have up? Are you keeping certain people at arm’s length? Are you closed off from your church family? Are you protecting your heart or are you afraid to let someone in? We build walls for many reasons. It might be hurt, grief, pride, fear, or a myriad...
Refine Me

Refine Me

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and...