Category: Suffering

Captive Miracles

What if the broken places of your story are being woven in a way that will bring someone else to Jesus and the place that real healing can be found?

Don’t Hurry

Caregiving wasn’t ever something I asked for or signed up for or chose. Each time I took care of a lady, the opportunity just fell into my lap because they were women I loved. Jesus would whisper His famous question to my heart and…

Persistence

The following post I wrote nearly two months ago…but because it was so fresh, I chose not to post it. Since then I’ve been learning what it means to be PRESENT even when I’m no longer Ms. Mary’s primary caregiver. Even that requires Persistence. It’s a…

Today is a Good Day

Today is a good day. The sun is shining outside my window and my heart is full. But oh friend, there are days. There are days that don’t feel good. The kind where you feel like crawling back into bed and hibernating…or at least…

Hope has a Name

Loss seems to linger sometimes. Unwelcomed, but still there. Showing it’s head when you least expect it and reminding you of what it’s taken from you. I recently had one of those reminders. It caught me by surprise. I was at a movie with…

Guaranteed to Win

Victory doesn’t always look like we’d like it to. It’s crazy actually…that I want victorious living to look cookie-cutter perfect. Easy. Natural. Anything but hard. The longer I live, the more I realize that victory is both simple and difficult. Simple because Jesus has…

The True Gospel

My personal study lately has found me in the book of Galatians and I have found myself basking in the beauty of the Gospel. This study has also brought up something else for me: the “other” gospel. Paul refers to it multiple times throughout…

What’s in a Year?

Sitting at the end of 2017 and looking towards the beginning of 2018 gives a unique perspective. One year closing up and another one…foggy in the near distance. What’s in a year? Is it made up of merely hours, days, weeks and months…or is…

He Makes Me Brave

Depression. There are days when it seems as if the world is coming to an end. You’re living on the edge. You feel like everything you touch is ruined. We’ve all had those days. The ones where you want to go into hibernation for…

THAT Single Girl

It’s 2017. December 2017. I can remember when I was writing 1997 on my school papers. It seems like yesterday: jumping off the shed roof with my brothers, painting my face with dandelions and mulberries, and trying to do wheelies with my bike. Then…