Category: faith

do justice, love mercy, walk humbly

I don’t need to tell you we are in a dark time. You don’t need reminding our world is a dark place. In these days surrounding an election with two less-than-perfect options, following a...

not right now

// on giving others time to grieve // Our miscarriage was the deepest, darkest place of grief I have ever known. There were people who wanted to “help me along” in my grieving, to...

on single-tasking

It seems as if everyone’s all about multi-tasking. These days I find myself drawn to single-tasking. Don’t get me wrong—I’ve spent plenty of my days more-than-multi-tasking. But it really hasn’t served me well. It...

called in an uncertain time

I don’t know if you noticed right away, but my eyes are stained with tears in this photo. And yet there is genuine joy behind this smile. I was tired. It was April 12,...

the testing of our faith

I’ll never forget the feeling when the doctor came back into the room with the positive test results. “Mono, mono,” she said as my high school mind wondered about the implications. I’d later get...

woman of many roles

#womensupportingwomen: As I contemplated this Instagram movement, I heard a whisper: “Deborah.” And as I settled into the rocking chair on our patio with my coffee, a blanket, and my Bible, I was inspired...

10 lessons I learned from grief

I snapped this photo on a jog, weeks after my miscarriage when a sudden wave of guttural sadness washed over me. The loss of those two babies was the single deepest, darkest place of...

expectation vs. reality

// 4 lessons I learned in marriage that apply to all of life // “I believe that much of the dissatisfaction we experience in marriage comes from expecting too much from it,” Gary Thomas,...

4 steps to pursuing perfect peace

There’s nothing more peaceful than my hubby and baby–happy, healthy and snuggling. But life isn’t always only filled with blissful moments like these. With the spread of the Coronavirus comes a rise in fear....

He is who He says He is

I stood in the shower and sobbed as the following words resounded in my mind: “He is who He says He is.” He carried me through that 18 hour labor and delivered me to...