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
I have come to discover that there are only two things that are important in a future spouse. A relationship with Christ as described below is the first. The second will be described in the next blog post. This was originally written on December 31, 2017, after hearing a message about Jonathan Edwards and his… Continue reading Resolved, Never to Marry
Let me let you in on a little secret about myself: I hate conflict. I hate the feeling that someone is upset with me or that I’m upset with them. I hate having to think about confronting someone about said conflict. When I teach my students about conflict resolution, the first option on the chart… Continue reading Learning to Speak the Truth in Love
These are the coveted days of summer. The lazy, lengthy, sun-drenched days of summer. The days when a teacher’s soul finds great respite and recovery from 180 days packed to the brim with school. And as I start my fourth week of summer vacation, I find myself loving and loathing the days of summer break.… Continue reading Weeping Sunshine