holding on through the dry season

Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Hebrews 10:23, NLT I absolutely love fall. There is something about its specific sights and sounds that awaken a certain kind of pleasure. It started back in high school, when Friday nights were devoted to football [...]

My mess. Your mess. His power.

Spring break. A glorious week away from school. From paperwork. Time to sleep in. Enjoy life with the ones I love. And get away from the demands of home. We meticulously planned each detail of our small trip away. Each day had adventures sure to please the picky fella that would be coming along with [...]

Praise Him Anyway

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalm 34: 1 In my daily work, I often find myself moving from one crises to another. It is for this reason that I often have to forget or put aside my own crisis that may have occurred outside the school [...]

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 [...]

He Is There…Do You Believe It?

“I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” This is the message that was posted on the projects that our children worked on this weekend during VBS, and it’s the verse from Matthew 28:20 that was the focus of two short nights. As God prepared my heart each nightly service, I [...]

The Moments in Between

Routines. Structure. Plans. We all need them. We all make them. And, well...sometimes we don't stick to them. Most of us can handle a bit of spontaneity. And, well...others can't. Routines. Structure. Plans. We are a family that must make plans. We must have a routine. A finely structured plan to get through the day. [...]

To the Mom Wondering Where She Went Wrong

Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." 2 Corinthians 12:9 Dear Mom, I see you there. Weary. Worried. Wondering where you went wrong. I know you worry about judgment, condemnation, and the whispers that you must have done something wrong. There must be something you did for [...]