Please don’t ask me to drink

Sometimes you can be the loudest, funniest, and coolest one at the party, and at some point still feel all alone. Still be the one feeling like “Baby" stashed in a corner, behind a plant...trying to figure out where you fit in. Hoping no one asks if you want a drink. Please. Please don’t ask [...]

A friend to the lonely

"I don't want to go to school! I.Dont.Want.To!" This wasn't a cry I hadn't heard before from this child. In fact, it's often uttered daily. He doesn't want to get dressed. He mumbles and grumbles many days all the way through the morning routine. But this cry was different. It was a gut-wrenching cry that [...]

The One who sees you

It seemed to be like any other Sunday morning. I got up. Made my coffee. Sat down to read my Bible. It seemed like any other morning. Yet, it wasn't. That coffee wouldn't go down as it usually does. That Bible remained unopened, and something inside of me was just unsettled. And I spent the [...]

It’s lonely out here…

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 "In ministry, I have found that our own thoughts can be quite dangerous. We start second-guessing what we should have done, what should have been said, what could have been changed, or why we did one thing [...]

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 [...]

When Joy Seems Hard to Find

The grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason. -Dr. Suess, How the Grinch Stole Chistmas Usually Christmas brings me much joy each year. By the end of November, I have my tree up, my shopping is done, the gifts are wrapped, and I am ready for Christmas [...]

The Wails of the Lonely

The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 I recently had a conversation with a fellow mom about the chaos that often comes with motherhood. As we stood together talking, and as the conversation moved forward I began to share some of the struggles I [...]

The “Monster” in Our Home

"I will never fail you. I will never abandon you." Hebrews 13:5 It's a little after four in the afternoon. The bus has arrived. The routine questions have been asked, and the usual answers have been given. Then it begins. We have lasted a good few weeks without an afternoon meltdown. We have an afternoon routine established for [...]