Honest moment here: I either feel like the most amazing supermom or like a complete failure and inadequate to raise Callie. A couple nights ago I was browsing through articles on ways to raise your kids in a minimalist fashion, handle tantrums the loving way, how to be more patient, etc. … Continue reading Am I an Anxious Person?
I have yet to find "my" hairdresser and have always just tried out new salons when it came time to get my haircut. So, last August, I tried out a new hairdresser. As she draped the black cape over my body and velcroed it behind my neck, the usual, small-talk began. "When are you due? … Continue reading Behind the Mask
If I'm being honest, I find praying a challenge. It feels difficult partly from feeling inadequate in the words I say and feeling like once I start, I'll never stop because my mind will keep reminding me of things to pray for, and who has time for that! On the flip … Continue reading Summer Challenge: Prayer
Isn't it the plight of humanity that we fight and argue over who is right? The desire for power and knowledge is what enticed Adam and Eve into sin and resulted in the fall of mankind -- humanity's Achilles' tendon. Although society and times change, the core of our nature … Continue reading Thoughts on our humanity
This isn't the first time I've found myself here. I'm sitting in church and the Pastor's speaking. As I begin to connect the dots of the direction of the sermon, my pulse quickens and my skin feels flushed. Boxes are being ticked off in my head. I wasn't living in sin. … Continue reading When great faith doesn’t result in great miracles.
Right as I begin to leave her room, Callie cries out "Snuggle with me mama!" It's just me tonight--Chris is at his men's bible study plus it's way past her bedtime--so needless to say, I'm ready to have some "me" time. I briefly remember reading an article earlier in the week on how quickly time … Continue reading Bedtime Snuggles
As I walked on the treadmill this morning, I whispered a dangerous prayer. "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." (Psalm 139:23-24) I knew God would speak, … Continue reading Search Me, God