Can you wait – For the slow, steady development Of a love so precious And beautiful – Instead of rushing ahead Into something hasty, Based only on feelings And heady flirtations? Can you wait – For a bit of maturity, A bit of depth developed, And a bit of longevity promised – … Continue reading Can You Wait?
I think I’ve spent too much of my life feeling guilty – too much of my life apologizing to God for my weakness and humanity. I’ve felt exhausted worrying over the fact that I let Him down again with my wayward desires and my failure to love Him as I should. But one morning in… Continue reading God’s Not Mad at You
The scent of new skin fills my nose As I press your warm, sweet forehead to my lips. The bundle of your tiny form fills my arms, Perfectly fitting into the cradle they shape. The joy that I feel at finally rocking you to sleep Fills my heart to overflowing – The love that… Continue reading When Mother’s Day Aches a Little Too Much
I’m a bit of an overplanner, you might say. When I was twelve, I had my entire adult life planned with children’s names and birthdates picked out and carefully written down in neat lists. I’m also the kind of person who plans her meals out a week or two at a time, plans every day’s… Continue reading This Gift for This Day
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”?