Chosen

Chosen

Maybe you’ve been there, maybe you haven’t. PhyEd class. The last person to be chosen for a team. Or maybe you’ve seen the look on the child’s face who was chosen last. Either way, it can be hurtful to be the last one picked. I think of David. He loved God so dearly,...
Clenched Fists

Clenched Fists

I didn’t even realize my hands were clenched into fists. I wasn’t holding anything physical. I was holding on to my desire for control. Our oldest just left for a drive and because of my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I got anxious. Is he going to get into an...
Eternal Value

Eternal Value

Cancer. Heart disease. Diabetes. Seizures. I could continue naming many of the diseases and disorders that can happen to our bodies. Some we can control, others we can’t. Some are hereditary, some aren’t. No matter how or when they happen, they’re still hurting our...
The Words We Speak

The Words We Speak

Words are powerful. They can cut like a knife or they can soothe like a salve. It’s how people use words that matter. Ask the 10-year-old boy whose father constantly tells him he won’t amount to anything. Ask the 15-year-old girl whose classmates call her fat just...
Control vs Surrender

Control vs Surrender

I am a control freak. If I’m in control, I tend to believe I can stop bad things from happening to those I love. Maybe I can even prevent heartache and hardships in our lives. But I have been wrong in every circumstance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Every. Single. One....