when it’s hard to believe for the best

Yesterday was a day filled with highs and lows, from which I am still both in shock and filled with praise as i process it all. It is hard seeing your child reeling with hurt. One of mine is struggling to show honor in a placement where she has been discouraged and put down byContinue reading “when it’s hard to believe for the best”

when the going gets rough

I get a bit queasy on buses & boats. As long as I can keep my eyes fixed on a permanent spot, I am able to calm myself. In our daily lives, the waters can become rough with towering waves in the blink of an eye. Insecurity & doubt can rise to try and crashContinue reading “when the going gets rough”

Sunday Psalm: Safe Haven

worrying & working my fingers to the bone only leads to exhaustion, and hiding myself within only leads to frustration. You have better in store for me than that, Your Spirit reminds me. Your love offers a portal of rest. A safe haven in my storms, a refuge in the midst of the battles thatContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Safe Haven”

how the weight of His glory can fall like snow

How much does a snowflake weigh? Someone who measures such things determined that an individual snowflake weighs 0.02* grams. At that weight it would take 50 flakes to make a gram. For comparison, a Hershey’s kiss weighs 4.7 grams – equal to about 235 snowflakes. There are about 95 kisses in a pound. Using the kiss-to-snowContinue reading “how the weight of His glory can fall like snow”

Where to find hope when the world throws you for a loop?

Today, I am headed with one of my kids to the hospital emerge for a minor but very necessary semi emergency surgery. It is not my first run to the emergency room, but this time I am better prepared. How can I stay calm when my baby is headed under an aesthetic & the scalpel?Continue reading “Where to find hope when the world throws you for a loop?”