How To Give When We Feel Empty

I don’t have anything else to give. I'm tired of trying. I’m done. Do you have anyone in your life who is just hard to love sometimes?  We try. We pray. We seek advice or perspective from others. We try again . ,. and sometimes we get tired of trying. God knows we are going…

The Best Way To Work Through

What are you trying to work through?  If you're like me, often it's not just one thing. Whatever it is, it can consume our thoughts, drain our energy, and sink us low. . . . heartbreak . . .a frustrating job . . . an unfair outcome . . . financial issues . . .…

On Waiting For A Convenient Time

When I was 30, I received my first Bible. It wasn't something that I'd always wanted; rather, I was curious about something my husband valued—spending daily time reading it. That was a new, unfamiliar, and to be honest, overwhelming idea to me. Even after he gave it to me, several days passed before I made time to…

My Mom

For a couple of weeks now, I've attempted to write this post, but each effort brought a waterfall of tears or a heavy weight to my heart, such that it seemed hard to breathe. On June 19, my sweet mom took her last breath on this earth and is now in heaven with Jesus. I…

The Wonder of God as Witness

Do you ever feel invisible, as though you or your efforts are unseen? At the same time, do you ever feel relief that no one sees some of the things you think, watch, or do? "I am the one who knows, and I am witness, declares the LORD."  (Jeremiah 29.23b) People we live with, work with,…

What To Do With Our Hopes

"Can we talk to God about our pets?"  His soft-spoken question and curious eyes exposed that his understanding of prayer was broadening in the moment, as our little group learned about talking to God. The other 1st and 2nd graders listened, as he added, "My fish is sick." "Yes, you can! And we'll also pray…

A Prayer for Moms

My husband wrote this prayer years ago. Though it was first shared on a Mother's Day, it's a prayer for any day... O Heavenly Father, We praise and thank You this day for Your gift of mothers in this world. For the profound love You pour into their hearts and the many sacrifices they make…