One of the great blessings of living through an unprecedented pandemic has been, for me, learning to pray for guidance in both small and large decisions. It seems like every week there's a new question in my mind. In early March: Should I visit my family in Tennessee this weekend? In mid-March: Should I stock… Continue reading How To Find Practical Wisdom and Direction Through Prayer
Life is so weird right now. Some people are really suffering, whether it's sickness, loss, financial devastation or isolation. My heart breaks for them! At my house, we aren't really suffering. We're just experiencing circumstances that are out of our control. It's frustrating and just so weird. Right? There are so many unknowns. My current… Continue reading Where is God in the Coronavirus?
The words I've heard most often in the last week are these: "I just don't know." From friends, co-workers, family, church leaders, business owners, online content creators and strangers in line at the store, we're all there. How much toilet paper do I really need? How long is this pandemic going to last? What happens… Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do
I receive a commission if you make a purchase using links in this post ❤ In line with my word for 2020, I'm making a concerted effort to turn my volume down and turn wisdom’s volume up so that it’s the one I’m hearing each day. I'm not really adding anything to my day, but I… Continue reading Listen and Learn: Top Three February 2020
I choose my word for the year by looking back over the previous year and recalling the ways God was at work in my life. I think about the blessings and the trials of the year, and I review the passages of Scripture that were most precious to me during those times. As I mentioned… Continue reading My Word For 2020
This is the third year in a row that I've chosen to read through the Bible in one year, and it has been the greatest blessing of my 30's! As I've thought about it, there are three specific ways that this practice has impacted my life. I'm sharing them with you today, not to applaud… Continue reading The Greatest Blessing of the Decade + A Challenge For You!
Christmas can be a wonderful time - and it can also be a miserable time. No family is perfect or free from difficulty, whether it's a strained relationship, a family member who always causes issues, a recent loss, financial strain or separation from loved ones who aren't able to be with you for Christmas. It's… Continue reading 3 Things To Pray Before Christmas
This year I chose the word communicate to be my theme for 2019. My original intent was for this word to be applied two ways: With my husband: I want to be very careful to communicate love, faithfulness, appreciation, respect, friendship and closeness with Paul. This might require specific words, specific actions or a specific… Continue reading My Word of the Year for 2019: Final Check-In
I've spoken about the daily practice that has changed my life - reading/listening to one chapter of Proverbs every day. It gives me practical help each day as I fill the roles of wife, sister, daughter, friend, employee, and as I mentioned Monday - homemaker. I'm inviting you to join me as we read through… Continue reading Let’s Read Proverbs Together!
Being such a lover of planning and list making, I'm also a lover of being in control. As the weeks and days got closer to our Disney vacation, I kept feeling this weird emotion/panic that didn't make sense. I was so excited for the upcoming vacation and had enjoyed planning and preparing for our week… Continue reading Confessions of a Worrier