Tag: faith

Letting Go

Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes I am asked to let go of something that I was so sure was the right thing for me. And it hurts. I am learning that God has a plan for me and that I am not always going to see what that plan is, rather He is asking me to trust and obey for one…

3 years

Three years ago. Sometimes it feels so long ago, most times it feels like I can relive the entire last few weeks of my father’s life as if it were the first time. All it takes is a picture, a phrase he would say, a date (like today or his birthday), a smell – even funny moments that remind me…

You’re Blessed When…

This is part 2 of a series intended to focus on what has worked for us as we learn to walk the path laid out for us. For us, what has given us the strength to grow is a program called Celebrate Recovery. We hope that, if you haven’t already established a support system for yourself, you will give Celebrate…

Happy are those…

This is a series of posts intended to focus on what has worked for us as we learn to walk the path laid out for us. For us, what has given us the strength to grow is a program called Celebrate Recovery. We hope that, if you haven’t already established a support system for yourself, you will give Celebrate Recovery…

Fix Your Focus

Do you ever have times in your life when you feel as though you are drifting? Times that feel like you are simply going through the motions and not really engaging or connecting? Have you ever felt like you have lost your focus and that you can’t remember what it is to feel passion or excitement? I have been in…

He’s in the Waiting

I am not a super patient person, just ask my kids in the morning when I’ve asked them to get their insane amounts of winter gear on and get their butts out the door. Seriously though, I am in a period of waiting right now and God is revealing to me just how poorly I handle it. I think it…

I Am Worth the Fight

Life is hard. That is a given. Jesus told us that we would have trouble, but He gave us the hope that He has overcome the world. Without even being aware it was happening, I began to allow a victim mentality to creep in. I allowed this way of thinking to slowly take over until I find myself believing that…

Constant Work in Progress

      I have put in a lifetime of work accepting myself. It has been a constant battle with my own negative self-talk: you’re a fraud, you’ll never be good enough, you don’t belong here, you’re worthless, and so on.  I have only really been good at replacing those lies with God’s truth in the last few years by…