"I know you're not supposed to question God, but sometimes you just have to wonder why bad things happen to good people." Someone said this to me after telling me about a godly woman we both know who is suffering through sickness, loss and heartache in her immediate family. We're quick to say "God is… Continue reading Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?
Politics. Unrest. Sickness. Death. Restrictions. Relationship difficulties. Financial needs. Hurt feelings. Loneliness. Heartache. You've probably dealt with one of those things in the last week. I have! What can we do? I can entrust my future to God. But you yourself [God] have seen trouble and grief, observing it in order to take the matter… Continue reading What Can I Do?
This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. ❤ Can we stop blaming 2020 for everything? As I'm writing this post, my city is getting pelted with up to six inches of rain from Hurricane Sally. On Wednesday I came down with a… Continue reading That’s So 2020! Or is it?
Did you know that the absolute Truth of God's Word hasn't been cancelled by Covid? It absolutely applies to the things we face today - uncertainty, cancellations, rules and restrictions, sickness, fear and unrest. This week I've been thinking about three pillars from the book Experiencing God (a study that deeply impacted me as a… Continue reading This Has Not Been Cancelled
This post contains affiliate links – I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links ❤ There is so much noise in our world right now. I hear it everywhere I go - at work, in the store, in line at the Post Office and certainly online. I hear fear, anger,… Continue reading How To Respond To The Noises of 2020
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