Trusting God Doesn’t Require a Backup Plan

I’m in a season of waiting and preparing.  Waiting for the next location, home, job, friendships, and season of life.  I’m preparing for it as much as I can by reading, learning, planning, creating Pinterest boards, and joining Facebook groups.  While reading about Joshua and his big “sun stand still” prayer in Joshua chapter 10,…

30 Days on Trust

I’ve been wanting to do a 30-day challenge for a while, but repeatedly thought I couldn’t capture an uninterrupted 30 day period that also started on the 1stof a month.  I held onto this excuse not to start.  But here I am, starting a 30-day challenge right before a trip, a few weeks before we…

The Beginning

I’ve read about it, I’ve heard about it from others, but today I experienced it. ⁣ While writing a smaller piece and sharing it with a friend who then encouraged me to go deeper, I got a taste of how God can use my writing to not only encourage others, but also to transform me….

30 Days through the Bible: Week 3+

This is a three part series. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. Welcome to Week Three Plus! I fell a few days behind on my reading plan, but have continued on. After week 2, I started into the New Testament. Even though it’s much smaller in volume than the Old Testament, I found…

The Fear Behind My No to Writing

Last night I didn’t sleep well. I got an idea in my head and had to write it down. Then that idea led to a list and by that time it was midnight. The rest of the night was filled with turning and waking up every few hours. ⁣⁣I realized I have been saying a…

Slow is Okay

While walking through a park today, we were passed by an older gentleman… twice. The second time he passed, I told him we were slow in an apologetic tone.  Why did I do that? Why did I apologize for being slow?  Here we are, walking a trail we’ve never been on before and we’re taking…

The Big Backyard

Months leading up to this temporary move to San Antonio, I worried, googled, and searched every page I could possibly find to see how terrible it would be to live at the hotel on base with two medium-large sized dogs. Due to my lack of findings (and annoying Justin enough), we found a furnished house…

Just Write

Everything the past few weeks have told me to write. I mean EVERY THING. From books I’ve read, to posts I’ve seen on Instagram and Facebook, encouragement from a friend, and even down to emails I’ve received. So I’ve been writing a little bit almost every day. In my journal. Where it’s safe. Where my…

30 Days through the Bible: Week 2

It’s Week 2 (read week 1 here) and I’m two days behind in the 30 Day Shred Bible reading plan, but I’m not discouraged and ready to quit like the many times before when I’ve fallen behind in a reading plan. This week’s course of action has been to read some from the app, use…

30 Days through the Bible: Week 1

This begins week one for me of what I’m calling The Resting Season. We all have seasons we go through in life, and this is my season of having no job, focusing on a few personal things I’ve neglected after putting my all into a job I loved and at times hated the last few…