I'm not gonna lie. Turning 40 is something I have dreaded since my youth. There's just something that doesn't sit well with me over the realization that my life is now half over! And of course, I've heard the stories of waking up with aches and pains and the gray hairs that will start appearing... Continue Reading →
Years ago, I went on a missions trip with my youth group to Europe. We visited missionaries in the Czech Republic and Austria. It was an adventure that changed the course of my life. It was my first trip outside the United States, and my first time flying. I worried for weeks leading up to... Continue Reading →
If you are anxiety sufferer, you know the classic signs of anxiety. Tightness in your chest, palpitations, headaches, tummy upset, trembling hands, and week legs. These are all classic symptoms of anxiety. I should know. I've had them all before. I'm so thankful that I'm not new to this story, and that I know what... Continue Reading →
Discontentment will always be a virus that infects our Christian lives from time to time. We must seek the Holy Scriptures for the cure to this virus of discontentment!
Those of us who experience true anxiety know what “triggers” are. Something as simple as a sound or a smell can instantly trigger anxious thoughts, feelings, and even full-blown panic attacks. It can take weeks to overcome the anxiety that resulted from one trigger. Several months ago, I witnessed a car accident. A woman coming... Continue Reading →
There is no doubt in my mind that I will one day walk on a street of gold. One day, a hand that was once nail-driven to a wooden cross will reach out to me, and lead me Home. I will see my Savior face to face, and I will enjoy eternity in Heaven with... Continue Reading →
Sitting on my couch, I watched the setting sun cast it's long shadows across my living room wall. The silence in the house was so loud, it deafened me. Yes, you read that right. I said the silence was deafening. I come from a large, loud family. Even when we didn't have friends over, our... Continue Reading →
We all like to talk about what we're "going to do", but what are people saying about what you've already done? Whether it's getting a job, fulfilling a new years resolution, or accomplishing something for the Lord, you will only find failure and disappointment if you stay on the couch. Hard work and a little... Continue Reading →