Last year I posted the following reflection on visiting with my father-in-law and his sister. Today, Faith is with her Savior at last, and we have no doubt she will be “waiting for her brother at the gate.” Praise God for Faith’s life well-lived and for all she did to further the Kingdom in her […]
Don’t Know How to Help? Try Visiting.
It had been a difficult few days. A loved one was drowning in pain and I didn’t know how to help. So I put on my tennis shoes and headed outside. Walking helps me focus my thoughts, and it’s my favorite time to listen to Scripture. I picked up where I’d left off that morning […]
Stuff I Didn’t Want… (But God Knew I Needed)
I had just gone to the grocery store before picking my husband up from the airport. The next day, however, he walked through the door with several bags of groceries he thought we needed. When I saw more than half of his purchases were exact duplicates of mine, my furrowed brow and exasperated huff were […]
Considering the Goodness of God When Life Doesn’t Feel Good
This goodness—the idea that God is incapable of anything that is not inherently good—should be a life vest wrapped around my every word, thought, and deed. Yet, the idea, “this isn’t right” feels like an undercurrent always capable of pulling me into the depths of despair.
12 Daily Strategies to Focus on Truth
Like most people these days, anxiety and depression impacts my family. As a content creator, I try to offer tangible tools of support. So, with help from a licensed therapist and a pastoral counselor, I developed a document containing these daily strategies to help us focus on truth. I’m including all of the text here, […]
Talking Back to the Anxiety Bully
It had been a particularly challenging week. I’d flown across the country to support a loved one and found myself dangling over a gulf of anxiety. The morning of my return finally brought me to my knees, crying out to God for what felt like an ever-elusive peace. I knew he was telling me to […]