Category: faith

on diving into trials with others

My sister slipped and fell into rushing waters. Panicked, her eyes met mine and in a split second I knew jumping in after her could be the end. And yet I knew I had...

what a difference a year makes

A lot can change in a year. One year ago today this house and this babe in my belly were both a mere wish floating around in the abyss of my mind. But here...

re-bloom

I planted these wildflowers only to walk outside one day and find their blooms completely gone. I’m not sure if an animal had eaten them or what. Regardless, I was so sad! I loved...

enough cake to go around

Why do we have a difficult time being happy for each other? Why do we struggle so much with rooting one another on? I feel like there is an underlying current in our society...

when you walk through the waters…

It was the first time God had spoken to me. In the middle of the night, I awoke with the words on my lips, “When you walk through the waters, I will be with...

winds of change

Nine months. It had been nine months since Clay was moved to his interim job. And it had been nine months since I had felt as if my life was on hold. We wanted...

a promise and a call

God’s promises often come with a call. Here it just so happens to be a call to call on Him. And immediately followed is a promise — that He will show us. Not only...

float the canal

Packing up for our family trip to Hawaii, I couldn’t wait to get to the airport to pick up Clay. He’d been gone two weeks in the Congo on a work trip, and we’d...

on letting go and trusting God.

2018 brought quite a few lessons on letting go and trusting God. With Clay in an interim job position, much of our year felt like just that — an “interim” or an “in between.”...

Christmas Eve advent devo

This year I was asked to write an advent devo for our church. I thought it would be nice to share it here! . . . . . . . “She will bear a...