Encouragement

Letting Go

It’s 11:49 pm and I am still awake.  I tried to sleep but I kept waking startled with anxiety and the constant feeling I couldn’t breathe. It wasn’t a fully fledged panic attack but it was disturbing nonetheless. I’ve learned to listen to my body when that happens. Usually that means there are unresolved issues… Read More Letting Go

Encouragement

Enduring love

Psalm 107:1-2, 43 “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story-… Let the one who is wise heed these things and ponder the loving deeds of the LORD.” In the past few months I have had the opportunity to share my… Read More Enduring love

Encouragement

A Lesson in Yielding

As some may know, we have been battling the ugly monster that is called potty training with my son for over a year now.  It has been over a year of scheming, planning, praying, begging, and trying method after method praying that this time it will take.  This time something will work and our struggle… Read More A Lesson in Yielding

Encouragement

Worn

Worn, exhausted, overwhelmed, burnt out… if you could use these words to describe how you feel right now, I suggest taking time to listen/watch the lyrics to Worn by Tenth Avenue North.  My heart resonates with the first few lines of this song: I’m Tired I’m worn My heart is heavy From the work it… Read More Worn

Encouragement

Fighting for Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I find myself overwhelmed this morning. Overwhelmed with this difficult thing called parenting, overwhelmed with trying to create a wonderful Christmas experience for my family, overwhelmed with my chronic illness, overwhelmed with… life! I decided to be intentional about celebrating Advent with my family this year.  I purchased Ann… Read More Fighting for Christmas

Chronic pain

Hope

Romans 5:2-5 “…and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit… Read More Hope