Finding Joy

We are all guilty of a fake smile from time to time and that's normally. It's when you can't fake it anymore, it takes too much effort, you're too tired, that you know you've lost something- Joy. Deep down. The soul reanching feeling that something is missing. Something is dead and you want it back. … Continue reading Finding Joy

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This is why we are joyful in the midst of pain.

This year has had its ups and downs. We are focused on the joy in the midst of pain.

How badly do you want to be like Jesus?

I often find myself wondering what does it mean to be a disciple today?  Jesus had many followers and large crowds that gathered around him.  Jesus even sent out the 70.  But what was it like to be one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. It’s interesting. You see, how Jesus made his disciples. Jesus … Continue reading How badly do you want to be like Jesus?

Do you suppress your feelings?

Some of the wisest and most loving people I know have gone through misery.  They know heartbreak and pain.  They've seen the depths of despair and have dug themselves out of it.  They are people who appreciate life, who truly love everyone, and who are honest with their emotions.  They've gained a deep understanding of … Continue reading Do you suppress your feelings?

Free to grieve and live a life of love

There are dates that mark our life.  The day we got married, the day our child was born, the first day of preschool. Then there are sad days: a miscarriage, sickness, or a death of a loved one.  For me, it was this summer. My husband, our four kiddos and I were leading a missions … Continue reading Free to grieve and live a life of love

10 Things I’ve learned about Little Humans.

This is for all the mothers out there. Here are just a few of the things I've learned as a mother.

Mud puddles

It was on of those days.  The kids have been going crazy in the house because it's been raining.  The sun finally came out.  So I jumped at the chance to take the kids outside.  We have a path that tends to get muddy and of course they found it.  Who wouldn't.  I could have … Continue reading Mud puddles

Are you resting?

Sometimes I don't realize what a hectic pace I keep until it becomes to hectic and exhausting to keep up with.  It's in those mornings when I decide I'd rather give up on my expectation of the day and just sit in my pjs drinking coffee, letting the dishes pile up, letting go of my … Continue reading Are you resting?

Elijah Obadiah

"For a long time I have kept silent, I have been quiet and held myself back.  But now, like a woman in childbirth, I cry out. I gasp and pant." Isa 42:14 I love how God speaks to us through feminine images.  Only things that a mother could ever fully understand.  God labors for the … Continue reading Elijah Obadiah

Finding JOY

In this season it is easy to get lost in all the boxes, wrapping paper, baking and parties. We can get stuck in the box wrapped all nicely by the Christmas tree. There are so many good things happening and it can feel like the world is pulling you like little children who all want … Continue reading Finding JOY