Faith

The Glory of Overlooking Offenses

There are certain verses in the book of Proverbs that catch my attention and convict my heart every time I read them. One of those is Proverbs 19:11. Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. This always convicts me because not only am I quick tempered,… Continue reading The Glory of Overlooking Offenses

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How To Find Practical Wisdom and Direction Through Prayer

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

Enjoying The Journey

Lessons From The Coronavirus Pandemic and 6 Weeks of Self Quarantine

Like most of you, I've been "self-quaratining" at home since March 16. This is week six of only leaving the house for quick shopping trips, of working from home and having Paul home by 3 most days. Honestly, those things are basically my ideal life situation and I've enjoyed the chance to soak up extra… Continue reading Lessons From The Coronavirus Pandemic and 6 Weeks of Self Quarantine

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What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

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

Faith · Marriage

Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

In my efforts to be a grateful, polite person, I always try to thank whoever is bagging my groceries at the store. Last week I turned to the young adult as he finished putting my bags in my cart and said, "Thanks!" He looked back at me and said cheerfully, "Of course! Do you need… Continue reading Of Course: The Response of a Happy Heart

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Offering Silent Support To Hurting Friends

One of the blessings that comes with trials is the empathy and sensitivity you gain toward others who are suffering. I've found that when people know you are going through a hard, personal trial, even the most well-meaning friends have a difficult time expressing care and concern without pumping you for the details. Because of… Continue reading Offering Silent Support To Hurting Friends