Not a Stand-In Comforter

If you look closely in the picture above. Beyond the curly-headed boy, focused intently on the puzzle sure to keep him busy for at least five minutes on a long car ride. You will see, peeking from his little lap-the blue, tattered, and worn face of his beloved puppy.  This puppy has been Hunter's devoted [...]

Until His voice is louder

"Whose voice is loudest in your life?" -Sadie Robertson "You failed again." "Not good enough." "Yep. Told you they were right. Nothing redeeming in that one." "No one cares. No one is listening. Where is your God now?" "Mmmmhmmmm. You messed up good this time. He isn't coming to save you." Imperfect. Failure. Incompetent. Naive. [...]

It’s OK…He gets me

I'm fully known, and loved by you. You won't let go, no matter what I do.  -Tauren Wells, "Known"   I have been blessed to have some fantastic friends who have been placed in my life. The kind that just seem to get me. Who know what I need at just the right time. And, [...]

battling little boy giants

So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword.  1 Samuel 17:50 David and Goliath. One of my favorite Bible stories. Every time I read, tell, or hear this story I get excited. I am reminded of so many of God's truths. It is a reminder to [...]

Binding the Missing Pieces

He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 It creeps up out of no where. Your day begins just like any other, You get up. You get dressed. Go about your normal routine. But, then something feels off. Different. Out of place. Out of sync. Your normal routine feels off balance. And, deep [...]

His Everlasting Arms

The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are around you. Deuteronomy 33:27 It's 10 in the morning. The kids are home again. The snow has pushed them outside of their routine, inside the house, and after only two hours they are bored. Cranky. Hungry. Frustrated. And everything in between. And in desperate [...]

Lord, I Am Just Worn!

I'm tired and worn. My heart is heavy. -Tenth Avenue North I have shared before how much I may seem to thrive off this crazy ability to manage an insanely busy schedule. This is something many believe I can make look easy. Juggling the hats labeled mom, taxi driver, student, assistant, pastor, mentor, wife, and counselor, [...]

The End of My Rope

I've tried everything and nothing helps. I'm at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Romans 7:24Recently my parents transformed their wooden bench swing into two wooden seated rope swings. Before they moved from the home in which we spent many years, my brother, son and I [...]