"May God bless you with discomfort, At easy answers, half-truths, And superficial relationships..."
We need to know that the crazy events may startle the bejeebers out of us, but it has not taken God by surprise at all. He is right where He has always been, holding out His hand to us in invitation to join Him in His work.
This week marks one entire year since I began the journey of taking control of my health and my weight.
For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
Recently, I’ve been thinking about the concept of being still – of conscientiously training my heart, mind, and soul to contemplate and meditate on both the transcendent and the immanent aspects of His nature and applying them to my world, my life, my family, and my day.
"It is important for our children to know that history is not primarily the story of man, it is the story of man inside of the story and display of the sovereignty of God."
Please connect with me before the conference!
Over the last three and a half months, I’ve been on a journey of taking my health back. I had noticed that over the last three years, I had been putting on weight. Being someone who has never really struggled with weight (and having the ability to carry it “well”), I wasn’t too worried. I hadn’t been on a scale in over two years, but I knew that there was more of me than there used to be! I had gone up a size in shirts, and the jeans I used to be able to slip into with no problem were cutting me in half when I sat down. I…
“Even the very hardest of all todays has a gift in it. Psalm 23:4 says, "Even when I walk through the darkest valley [some versions say "the valley of the shadow of death"], I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me." In my experience, those darkest todays teach me the presence of the Shepherd unlike any of the brightest todays of my life. His comfort and peace show up the brightest and most precious in the darkest times.”
This coming March, my eldest child turns 25 years old. [It’s completely shocking.] I thought I would share with you 20 of my hard-earned nuggets of wisdom, learned over the years of parenting my four kids. They are not necessarily in order of importance, mostly because I couldn’t decide which were more important than the others… So here are they are in random order. Write down the funny things they say Kids say the darndest things! At the time that they say them, we think that we will always remember every word, but after a couple of years, the exact wording and even the context starts to slip away. Take…