Tagged: trials

in the wake of a breakdown

I wrote this post last Sunday… This morning as I nursed her, in the rocking chair in her nursery, in the dim light of the morning sun, her little fingers wrapped around my thumb...

you can do hard things

You can do hard things. It’s a reminder I need for myself daily. I never expected my labor to be 18 hours. And I didn’t want an epidural. Some way, somehow—with the help of...

What do we do with broken dreams?

My entire life I dreamt of being pregnant… ever since I was a little girl. This pregnancy has been a true gift from God. But in many ways this pregnancy has been a broken...

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...

beauty in winter

// on enduring winter seasons and seeing the beauty through the lens of the God who created them all // Back to the spot where we got married, almost three years ago. Looks quite different...

take this burden

I found this post I wrote but never published from about three years ago. As I read through it, it ministered to my soul in this current season I am in, with all it’s...

the God who sees AND shows

I received a text last night that reduced me to tears. It said this: I was so excited when the UPS guy dropped if off RIGHT after I got off the phone with you!...

pain for glory

“Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.” It is those words of Jesus in John 9 that I heard...

rising above

I don’t have cancer. I’m not dying. I haven’t lost a limb or had any life-threatening surgeries. But I do have an incurable autoimmune disease. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In one sense...