Faith

Carrying On When Tragedy Strikes

Horrible things happen around us constantly. Maybe they happen more often than they used to, maybe not. But the reality is that, thanks to the internet, we are aware of so much more than ever before. When we hear about city-wide flood damage in other state, a mass shooting in a school or even a… Continue reading Carrying On When Tragedy Strikes

Marriage

How To Stay Connected To Your Spouse When Life Is Busy

For all 10+ years of our marriage, Paul has worked anything but a 9-5 with hours as early as 4:30 AM and as late as 2:00 AM. He hasn't worked nights, thankfully, but he's done just about everything else and works at least 6 days each week. I've always worked a typical 9-5 job about… Continue reading How To Stay Connected To Your Spouse When Life Is Busy

Faith

Simone Biles, Our Feelings, and The Bible

Why do many people seem eager to relate to and empathize with Simone Biles? Here's the situation: the greatest female gymnast of all time decided to withdraw from competition in the middle of the biggest competition in the world, the Olympics. Here's what I'm not commenting on: whether or not I think Simone Biles should… Continue reading Simone Biles, Our Feelings, and The Bible

Faith

Are You Pointing At The Rain Or At God? | How To Glorify God In Your Conversations

I opened the door for our contractor and he stepped inside, out of the dark, humid and rainy summer morning. I said, "Wow, it's really gross out there!" He responded with, "I'm thankful the Lord directed my plans this week. I did my outside work yesterday instead of today like I originally planned." Instantly I… Continue reading Are You Pointing At The Rain Or At God? | How To Glorify God In Your Conversations

Faith · Time Management

When You’re Overwhelmed or Burned Out

Overwhelm can come from lots of different sources - busyness, stress, financial pressure, sickness and more. I even find myself overwhelmed and burned out from living with myself and my sinful, wicked heart! Ever been there? I don't like being overwhelmed or burned out and I imagine you don't either! Since we're right at the… Continue reading When You’re Overwhelmed or Burned Out

Faith

How To Make God’s Word Your Counselor

I heard my Dad ask this question in his message last Sunday - "What passage of Scripture motivated the way you interacted with people today?" His question reminded me of one of the verses I'm praying for myself this year, Psalm 119:24. Your testimonies are my delight; they are my counselors. I'm asking God to… Continue reading How To Make God’s Word Your Counselor