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Confessions of a Skeptic

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas, 1603 By Caravaggio I tend to view people and situations in life through a healthy lens of suspicion and skepticism. Or at least I thought it was healthy. What are you trying to sell me? What’s your pitch? Your hustle? Your angle? What strings are attached? The famous phrase “There is… Continue reading Confessions of a Skeptic

Bible · Christianity · God · Theological Discussions

In the Waiting

I hate waiting. Yet, I find that a good portion of my life is spent waiting. Waiting for appointments. Waiting on children to finish a class. Waiting on my husband to come home from work. Waiting for results to come back. Waiting for answers. Waiting for a promise to be fulfilled. Proverbs 13:12 says that… Continue reading In the Waiting

Bible · God

The Tyranny of Should Vs The Rule of Shall

This sign hangs in my kitchen, strategically near the coffee maker. My brother gave it to me years ago as a birthday present. I love it because it makes me laugh, and I think of him every time I look at it. My brother and I both share the same oddball sense of humor, as… Continue reading The Tyranny of Should Vs The Rule of Shall

Freedom · Hope · Kids · Politics · Social Issues · Uncategorized

Election Day

Today is the day we choose who will lead our country into the future for the next four years. Many of us have agonized over this decision. I am not alone when I say that I will be happy when the decision is finally made, regardless of the outcome, and this election that has so… Continue reading Election Day

Anxiety · Bible · Dreams · God · Hope · Uncategorized

Misplaced Hope

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12, NLT Have you ever been so disappointed by life that you have felt physically ill? Have you ever felt so let down, so disgusted by the cards that life has dealt you that you felt like giving up… Continue reading Misplaced Hope

Friends · God · Marriage · Mental Health · seasons · Uncategorized

Steadfast

The word that keeps rolling around my brain these days, the one that means the most to me when it comes to describing God’s character, is steadfast. In my times of meditation and quiet before God, this is the facet of His character that shines through. It means: stead·fast ˈstedˌfast/ adjective resolutely or dutifully firm… Continue reading Steadfast

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What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

I just googled How to Live With a Broken Heart. A few years ago, I would have googled How to Recover from a Broken Heart. Or How to Bounce Back. How to Overcome. Basically, How to Get Over It Already. But now I am not so sure we are meant to “Get Over it.” Disappointment,… Continue reading What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

Anxiety · God · Grief · Mental Health · Therapy · Uncategorized

When You’re a Fighter, Not a Lover

I love Shauna Niequist. Maybe in a kind of stalker-ish way. I adore her writing and her recipes. I am a huge fan of her dad, Bill Hybels, her mother Lynne, and the amazing ministry they have accomplished all together at Willow Creek. Their family truly inspires me. I have seen Bill talk 3 times… Continue reading When You’re a Fighter, Not a Lover

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

Beautiful, happy tulips on display at Biltmore. Lord, why couldn’t I be planted at Biltmore?   I currently reside in a small town in Georgia. And by small, I mean the population is less than 15,000. My husband and I have lived here for almost 13 years. It’s the longest I have ever lived in… Continue reading Bloom Where You’re Planted