Faith, Grace, Growth, Scripture

Repetition

I found myself stumbling through Leviticus last night and after just a few minutes of reading, I said to myself, “wait, didn’t I just read that?” So I kept reading, and there is it was again, I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt to give you the…

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Faith, Family, Grace, Growth

Identity Crisis

What happens when part of your identity is revealed to be a lie? Who are you then? For years I allowed my identity to be defined by things other than who Christ says that I am. I didn’t really realize it at the time, until the very fabric of that cloak of identity began to…

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Books, Faith, Giveaways, Grace, Love

1000 Gifts ~ {a Giveaway}

**** CONGRATULATIONS “LetBe” **** An email has been sent requesting your mailing address 😉   Perhaps you have heard of her, Ann without the ‘e’. She wrote a soul shaking and inspiring book entitled, 1000 Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where you Are. I have been reading Ann Voskamp’s profound and poetic words…

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Faith, Grace, Growth, Love

Exile

I was only 18 when God first ushered me out into the wilderness. I was eighteen and full of hope, joy, excitement- anticipation of life outside of the nest. I had not looked at many schools. I had selected just this one, one that I felt with all of my young heart, that God was…

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Children, Faith, Family, Grace

Stumbling Through Grace

The glass bowl and macaroni fly from mischievous hands.  The shattering sound startles the others, and me, as they look on in shock and I in contempt. This baby, my fourth, has broken more glass than any of the other three before her. She’s got an arm, that is for certain Macaroni and cheese lay…

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Faith, Love

My cage is small. I am squeezed in tight, knees to my chest, elbows tucked in. Yesterday, I couldn’t breath in here. Today, breathing comes a little easier. I can feel the sides of it, the top of it slowly letting out; Letting Him in- I suck hard for a long breath, my lungs fill…

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Faith, Family, Love

Not Nothing

Hearing him say those words broke me. “I feel like nothing.” Like getting punched in the stomach, punched in the heart.  What causes a child of only 7 short years, to say such a thing? I know the answer. I have known the answer for a long, long time. I have felt that feeling before.…

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Faith

Healing Comes I had a friend. We had a falling out. We literally went from spending any and all free time together, to not speaking. It wasn’t a dramatic explosion of hurtful words. No, it was more of a steady trickle of hurtful comments, misunderstandings, jealousy, and hormones (I was pregnant at the time). But…

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