Keep On

If you’ve ever doubted your faith, wondered what the point of prayer is, or just want to read some vulnerable thoughts, this post is for you. I’ve gone to, volunteered, and even worked in a church most of my life. My involvement has differed depending on my location, the church, and my spiritual status at…

California & TLF

We’ve been in California for two weeks now. We arrived a couple of weeks later than planned and encountered rainy, snowy mountainous highways, and hours of driving in fog. Upon arrival, we were met with several days of rain… not exactly our expectations of California. It’s still a season of waiting for us as we…

Chucking the Cares

Humbling myself looks at the distractions and chucks them to God because He has strong shoulders and all the resources in the world (and heaven) to handle it all.

In the In-Between 

One question I ask my husband often is “Why am I here?” In this one question I am asking for purpose and recognition, but even deeper, I am asking for validation. I have come to learn that this question I have is not neccessarily a question posed to Justin, but more of a question I…

Bah Ram Ewe Are Valuable

Recently, I read about a lady who reflected on one line of Psalm 23 a day to help her overcome anxiety. The first line of the chapter says, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” If you’ve spent anytime around a church, you probably at least have an idea of how this 23rd chapter goes. Some of…

Names of Meaning 

There’s something special about a name. It’s personal. Whether you go by your given name, your middle name, or a nickname, that name holds special meaning to you.  My Dad mostly calls me by my middle name, as well as many who knew me growing up in 4-H and showing horses. That name is special…

Honestly Fearful

I’m pretty sure we all have fears. If you don’t, please tell me how to get rid of mine 😉 My fears tend to cripple me and hold me back. Instead of moving forward the what-ifs tell me of all that could go wrong. This happens a lot in my mind. I’ll think about a conversation…

Sweet Mercy

Have you ever had ill thoughts about someone? Ever made up your mind not to do something because that would be helping another (not so nice) person out?  If you’ve answered no to those two questions, go on about your day and skip this post.  For those of us who would like to hide our…

Flying Solo

There was a time when I cringed at the thought of getting on a plane by myself. My stomach would twist and I would imagine missing a flight, leaving on the wrong plane, or getting lost in the airport.  After two moves and family in other states, flying by myself is becoming less scary.  Waking…

Life-giving Fear

Spiders, slow killing diseases, abandonment, drowning, public speaking, spiders touching me. These are my biggest fears.  As I was writing down some Proverbs this morning, I passed this verse up and did not see it until after I had written it.  The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may turn…