What are feelings anyway?

On the way to church recently my 7 year old daughter asked, “Momma, what are feelings?” I started to say, “They’re how you feel.  I mean they are what you feel…I mean…ahhh!!!” I couldn’t figure out how to define it without using the word “feel.”  I thought if I used the word emotion it would… Continue reading What are feelings anyway?

Can I Say “Really?!?” to God?

Have you ever felt like the verse you just read, the devotional you just opened, or the thought someone just shared was…well…for lack of a better word…ugh? My sister-in-law Debbie sent me a devotional this morning. She surprises me with really beautiful encouraging texts. Just when I need them. This morning the devotional included this… Continue reading Can I Say “Really?!?” to God?

Be Encouraged

Everyone has something. You know that thing. That thing that you feel will never go away. Never be easy. Never be uncomplicated. Never be what you want it to be. Never be overcome. I have a few somethings. Some things I can’t figure out what to do about. Some things that baffle me. Some things… Continue reading Be Encouraged

God said No and That’s a Good Thing

I just have to begin by saying thank you for all the prayers and kind words of encouragement. Yesterday I finally called to find out test results.  I was twisted in knots waiting and decided that it was time to just find out already. When I called the nurse took a minute and then came… Continue reading God said No and That’s a Good Thing

Up to My…Head

When I started this blog I wanted to offer hope with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure.  I can, at times, be a little funny.  My amusing side has been slipping a bit lately, and I’d like to find that voice again. As I begin this new year, I’m thinking I want… Continue reading Up to My…Head

Advent for the Overwhelmed

For a little bit longer….today is December 12th – I am officially 12 days behind.  I’m always behind when it comes to Advent.  It’s not like December 1st surprises me or that I haven’t thought about Advent in November.  I just all of sudden get overwhelmed by the days and nights and before I know… Continue reading Advent for the Overwhelmed

Failure to Identify

Don’t you just LOVE it when God hits you right between the eyes with truth? I’m not being sarcastic…truly. The other night at my Bible study we were talking about finding our identity in Christ. A topic I have explored often and tried to grasp continually. I have spent the last several years pretty consistently… Continue reading Failure to Identify

A Deep Breath

There is a place I find myself…sometimes…it is no longer a place of deep grief, but of deep sighing. A place where I find myself needing  the strengthing of a deep breath, the focus of a whispered prayer, and the hope of an all-powerful God. In the past, this place has been about me…about my… Continue reading A Deep Breath

Trusting Him with Them

I’m sitting outside on my back porch with my laptop, my Bible, and 3000 MOSQUITOES!!!! It is so beautiful out here – cool breeze, sunny, and quiet!  I love it. But I HATE these mosquitoes!  They have even bitten my hands!  It is very difficult to scratch my fingers and type. My 14 year old… Continue reading Trusting Him with Them

In the Moment

It was one of those loooong work days. Ten and a half hours to be exact.  I was bone weary tired. So when my little ones were dropped off at my school, I decided it sounded like a Chick Fila kinda day. There was no argument from my littles.  It’s the favorite restaurant….they know us… Continue reading In the Moment