When Circumstances Overwhelm Us

I have friends in Houston, Texas, and surrounding towns—you may also—who are experiencing the rains and winds of Hurricane Harvey's lingering effects. For all that can be predicted, they know they have to wait and then live through what actually comes. And that's hard. At the same time, all other challenging matters of life haven't…

Prayer for New Beginnings

Is a new beginning in front of you? New beginnings occur daily. We start a new job or gain more responsibilities, move in to a new apartment or house, move to a new city, start dating someone or become single again, get married, or have a baby. If you're a mom, a big part of…

From Worry to Trust

I am SO glad I worried about that! Have you ever thought that? Me either. “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” (Corrie ten Boom) Worry wears us down and wastes time. When I give in to worry, I'm oblivious to sweet moments of the day and I accomplish little. The…

Just Today

Some days I find myself sighing before I get out of the bed, aware of all the stuff that's somehow supposed to happen in this day. The reality is some items for the day, I placed there. Like... ...6 months ago when the receptionist asked if this date works for all 3 children to have…

Conquering Anxiety

Find freedom from anxiety. Approach the throne of Grace. "The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians…

Responding to Uncertainty

If I could just know... When I was a senior in college, my curiosity peaked for a glimpse of my future. Would I be able to get a job? Would I like being a teacher? Would I be able to pay off my college loan quickly? Would I get married? Would I have children? No clues encouraged…

Putting Worry In Its Place

Have you ever tried to take matters into your own hands? I have. Are you trying to wait patiently for God's next step, yet your heart wrestles with restlessness to know now? Me too. Are you trying to train your child, only her heart seems closed to your words? Is your child in a hard place…