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
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”?
She said she was just tired of being alone – and then he came into her life and made her happier than she’d ever been – and she said yes to him, despite the fact that he didn’t share her beliefs. He said he just wasn’t happy with his wife of twenty-some years anymore, so… Continue reading Would We Be Happy Rather than Holy?
Part of my pre-lit Christmas tree went dark this year, leaving my cozy view looking like above. I felt embarrassed about taking a picture of it – it wasn’t the perfectly beautiful Christmas tree that I’ve put up every year and come to associate with all things joyfully Christmas. But I realized recently that sometimes… Continue reading When Part of Your Heart Feels Dark this Christmas
On this tired, early morning when I began to make my bed, these words came to me: “You are enough for me, God.” And I instantly wanted them to be true, no matter how I felt throughout the day. You are enough for me, God. If all I ever get in life is what I… Continue reading He is More Than Enough
Dear love, I know you’re having a hard time believing in yourself these days. I know the days are long and mentally challenging. I know the ache in your heart “to do it right” is deep. I know you sometimes feel like an utter failure. And I know you feel so weak most days when… Continue reading A Letter to Someone Who Needs to Hear This