Have you heard of the phrase "mom-guilt"? That phrase pretty much applies to me on a regular basis. Like, when I'm sitting at the dentist office, listening to the hygienist reprimand my 8-year-old for not flossing. Yup, that's mom-guilt. I really should physically go in the bathroom and make sure he flosses. Or at the... 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 →
A year ago today, I didn't understand that in order to shine brightly for God, you have to be surrounded by darkness.
We have been listening to Christmas music since late October. While I haven't tired of the music itself, I have noticed the excitement that first accompanied those joyful melodies, has begun to wane. A spirit of reflection has replaced the excitement, bringing many happy memories to mind. These memories however, eventually lead me back to... Continue Reading →
That day, I allowed a tiny seed of doubt to be planted in my heart. That tiny seed then began to grow, until it bloomed into an ugly blossom of worry.
Watching the car steer off the road, I looked at the driver. Her eyes were closed, her mouth gaping open. She was unconscious, and she was about to hit a telephone pole! Adrenaline rushed through my veins, and I quickly made a u-turn. By the time I managed to get back to the run-away car,... Continue Reading →