Learn to Live Like You’re Loved

Learn to Live Like You’re Loved

I sat at my computer, trying desperately to come up with a few words that made sense. But nothing came. I felt empty. Overwhelmed. Beaten down. I questioned my ability to write. My power to keep going. My worth as a person. These feelings were not new. In fact, they...
Failure’s Transforming Power

Failure’s Transforming Power

Sitting in the sand, I buried my 5-year-old eyes in my knees. I wasn’t hurt, but I was embarrassed that I had fallen. My trainer tried helping me up, but I wanted to wait for my mom to climb through the wooden, split-rail fence. When she got to me, she said, “You have...
Love’s Ferocity

Love’s Ferocity

Almost nine months into marriage, I finally feel like I’m coming up for air. The months have swirled and surged, waves of adjustment rolling one after another, fighting the tide of learning to listen and placing my husband, Eric’s, needs in front of mine. Fresh into a...
Standing in Faith on Level Ground

Standing in Faith on Level Ground

Is it wrong to believe that good begets good?  Children are rewarded for doing the right thing and punished for doing the wrong. Right and wrong may vary in size and scope dependent upon the age of the child, culture, home, social context, and familial context....
Resting in the Love of God

Resting in the Love of God

When you’re juggling a lot of roles–wife, employee, mom, student, friend, sister–or any other number of roles–it can feel like there’s no margin in your life. You feel tired, exhausted, maybe even worn-down. And in that mental state, it can seem harder and harder to...

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