lasting hope

I am hardwired to be optimistic. It takes a lot to get me down… usually a combination of illness/injury, eating poorly & not sleeping enough. But like you, every day something tries to undermine my hope: I am married to a wonderful man, who tends to be more of an Eeyore in nature, mostly dueContinue reading “lasting hope”

beaten not defeated

I’m pressed but not crushed persecuted not abandoned Struck down but not destroyed I’m blessed beyond the curse for His promise will endure for His joy’s gonna be my strength Though the sorrow may last for the night, joy comes in the morning! –Darrell Evans, Trading my Sorrows When I fail or slide the slipperyContinue reading “beaten not defeated”

the cracking points

There is hope despite the pressures we face that try to break us down. Yesterday, I was reminded by God that He holds me all together… that my cracks shine with His Presence when I depend on Him. And how I need Him! When the pressing comes, He makes sure I am not crushed. HeContinue reading “the cracking points”

refuge

There are days I just want to hide myself away. Days where I say something dumb, forget to do something important, or simply look like I should have stayed home in bed. On the worst days, all three at the same time. As much as I want to stay in hiding, tucked comfortably under myContinue reading “refuge”