It makes me sick that in one day, 182 teachers across the district lost their jobs because of a budget shortfall – as if they were simply a line item like school supplies or after-school clubs. It makes me sick that the ones who signed up for this unglamorous job of loving kids even when… Continue reading Teachers Are a Necessity, Not a Commodity
“I remember what it was like being single.” Perhaps you genuinely do. Perhaps your season of singleness was long enough to forever imprint the deep valleys of walking through life alone into your soul. But if you got married at 25 or younger, I don’t think you truly know the depth of the challenges of… Continue reading Ten Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Single Person
To say we live in an age of entertainment overload is an understatement. Never before have we had so many options to keep ourselves entertained as in the current digital age. Bored when we’re standing in line? Watch an amusing dog video on Facebook. Bored while cooking dinner or getting ready for the day? Put… Continue reading When Entertainment Starts to Blur the Edges of Reality
I want you to know something. You are not a bad person for losing that battle in your mind again today. You are not weak because the tears came flooding out when you couldn’t be strong anymore – when you felt sadness over what you couldn’t control. You are not a failure because you didn’t… Continue reading Rest for the Weary Soul
I am proud to say I am a woman. I love being feminine, and I love being a strong woman who knows how to be independent and a leader. I love how God has wired me and gifted me with mothering and nurturing instincts. I adore making a place a home and giving people a… Continue reading I Want You to be the Man
The year she entered high school, she lost her imaginative spark. She looked back on who she’d been a few years prior with a cringing shudder, embarrassed of her costume wearing and playing with dolls. But what she didn’t see was the girl who was always bringing stories to life, who danced about as carefree… Continue reading One Precious Thing Lost
The words “Thy will be done” are pretty famous in Scripture. Jesus taught us to say them in the Lord’s Prayer – “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). He also taught us to say them when He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane before His… Continue reading Do I Trust Him Enough to Say, “Thy Will Be Done”?