It’s another hot, sun-filled June day. I remember many just like today while growing up on a farm in Iowa. After getting my chores done I spent alot of time outdoors in our yard and ajoining timber. My imagination ran […]
We all have physical needs and desires, but I wonder if God has a bigger plan for this year than just to meet our perceived needs/wants? Are there areas He wants us to grow that will require being pruned, going through pain, growing in discipline and walking outside of our comfortable little boxes?
Grief is a part of life. Grief has no time limits. Grief can make life richer. I am thankful for grief.
Recently I was asked to share a bit about being a Mom at a baby shower. The shower gave me a reason to stop and think what I wish I had known and would want the young women in my family to know as they are or may become Moms. (Bonus point: This applies to Dads too as well as life in general.)
had my way, I’d be in the next stages of my life already, whatever those may be. But I
(both fortunately and unfortunately) don’t get to decide that timing, and for
whatever reason, He isn’t leading me to the next thing, yet.
No, when I woke up this morning the world was not all at peace, with people talking civilly to one another but you know what? I took a step in that direction. Will you take one step? I believe real change will only happen one step at a time.
And as I take a deeper look at myself, I see that look of distrust and hope in my face as well. Trust is always something that I’ve grappled with – something that always seems like a far off wish or hope.
Three weeks ago, the love of my life got down on one knee and asked to me marry him, and since then, as one can imagine, life has truly been quite the whirlwind. In all honesty, the answer had always […]
Thank you for pursuing me with your lavish, relentless love. You take delight in me. Your love for me is rock solid, unchanging, passionate, and all encompassing. You have made me unique and special. My story is important because it’s your story. I am free to be me because you love me.