“Faith is the bird that sings while it is yet in the dark.” (Max Lucado)


Last year was an oasis in the desert of what had been my life for a number of years. A desert characterized by despair, hopelessness, and loneliness. My spirit was dry. Life felt like the scorching sun on a mid-August day. And when I thought it couldn't get any harder, it did. But what looked … Continue reading “Faith is the bird that sings while it is yet in the dark.” (Max Lucado)

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Too Comfy with Christmas?


Last Christmas was bittersweet for me because I was alone. Well, I wasn't technically alone...there were people around, but certainly not the people I would have chosen to be with...my husband and other family. I was lying in bed on Christmas Eve, and the thought crossed my heart, "It is so strange to be alone … Continue reading Too Comfy with Christmas?

It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way


I can be pretty hard-headed (just ask my dad or my husband!). For years, I've been busy. Busy, busy, busy. Too busy for God. I knew what was wrong in my life but wasn't motivated enough to do anything about it. Why do we get so comfortable in our misery? My husband and I even … Continue reading It Doesn’t Have to Be This Way

God Won’t…


I've heard it hundreds of times during my 44 years of life. People love to say it...offer it as a "comforting" platitude to make you (or themselves) feel better about excruciating circumstances. "God won't give you anything you can't handle." There. I said it. And perhaps you're preparing to protest or question my theology. Friends, … Continue reading God Won’t…