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
Several summers ago I entered a very difficult season of life. I didn't know it then - I thought it was just a really hard trial that would last for a while and then disappear. Looking back now, I can see very clearly that it was the Lord establishing my steps as He lovingly worked… Continue reading How To Find The Beauty in Suffering
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
this post contains affiliate links I’m so glad God knows better than me - in the big things and in the small things. I was wide awake at 5 AM Saturday morning, so I decided to just start my day. Normally I run errands on Monday mornings, but I took advantage of the beautiful, crisp… Continue reading God’s Kindness and My Brokenness
this post contains affiliate links Every summer has a story. I read that quote while scrolling Instagram recently, and it grabbed my attention. Every summer has a story. If your summer was written up and and cataloged in your local library, in which section would it be located? Looking back over the last three months,… Continue reading Every Summer Has A Story
Not long ago I had a conversation with a friend who is walking through a really dark trial. As she began to share with me some of the emotions and struggles that accompanied her very difficult circumstances, I experienced a connection with her. The circumstances of her trial were similar to something I experienced in… Continue reading This Is How God Turns Trials Into Blessings