This Winter season promises cold weather, countless fires, lots of hot cocoa, and plenty of holiday cheer. But why should the cheerful spirit start and end with the holidays? Keep it going all season long with these five family-oriented random acts of kindness. Drive-through Surprises Winter is a harsh time for those whose job (or … Continue reading Five Random Acts of Kindness for Your Family to Try This Winter
Today was one of those days when it's incredibly easy to bemoan where you are in life. In my case, literally where. A couple days ago, I came down with a sinus infection that's had me coughing and sneezing left and right, and then yesterday my husband, Kaleb, came down with the flu. It was … Continue reading When You’re Forced to Depend on Your Spouse…and on God.
"I found a really great job opportunity," my boyfriend said from the other end of line. "But it might mean moving to Oregon." My heart plummeted to my toes, and I had to remind myself to breathe. My boyfriend's voice was brimming with excitement and his mind was filled with the grand possibilities this job … Continue reading When Plans Change: Swimming in Faith to Keep from Sinking in Fear
Just last week, I was in a car accident. My car was totaled. I had to take time off work and school to sort through all the information for the insurance companies, rental places, and chiropractor. And even now as I'm writing this, I'm laying on a heating pad, grimacing, because of the pain in … Continue reading When Things Go Wrong
Has anyone ever asked you to do something totally outside your comfort zone? This happened to me a little while ago. The public relations company I work for asked me to write a blog post for their website about a PR aspect of feminism. After recovering from my slight panic attack, I dove into a frantic … Continue reading Is God a Feminist?
Often the sheer busyness of life overwhelms me.With so much going on, so much I need to do, so many people asking so many things of me, and so little time to do it all, I feel like I can't breathe. With college starting back soon, I have been dreading the hectic craziness that I know … Continue reading How to Stay Sane in This Fast-Paced World
Sometimes I just need to hear truth. Truth that combats my feelings and quiets my fears. Truth that brings my blurry vision back into focus. That breathes peace into my troubled heart and stills my racing mind. Truth. Sweet truth. “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” Oh blessed thought! … Continue reading A Heart That Longs for Truth
So many people doubt their self-worth and refuse to let themselves feel hope. As if punishing themselves somehow. And sometimes I do the same thing…thinking I don’t deserve to feel good or receive another chance. But the very point of forgiveness and grace is that it is undeserved. When others extend that courtesy to us (and … Continue reading Why You Don’t Have to Punish Yourself
Why do we try to write our story ahead of time? Why do we attempt to peek at the next page of our lives before it has turned? For some reason, we can’t, or won’t, stay in the present. Our desire to script our story before we arrive at that page of life is a … Continue reading Today