Hope in a Hopeless World

We are in the first week of advent. In the church, Advent means the weeks leading up to the birth of Christ. Often this is represented by lighting a candle, specifically purple in color, to signify the hope of the coming of Christ. In the Old Testament, God's people had strayed so far from Him. … Continue reading Hope in a Hopeless World

Seasons of Weariness

Yesterday, I wrote a completely different post. I struggled with the entire thing. It couldn't find my voice and it just didn't seem real. So, I am starting over, even if it means the post goes out later than normal. My "Tuesdays at 2pm" goal will just have to change for today. My desire for … Continue reading Seasons of Weariness

Seasons of Harvest

This month's blog posts will center around the theme of Harvest. While most of us are not farmers and do not rely on a physical harvest of crops for our livelihood, we can all relate to the changes a harvest brings. A fall harvest brings farmers to the end of a season of growing and … Continue reading Seasons of Harvest

Living Known

**This is the final article in my blog series of Being Known. You can catch Part 1 and Part 2 here. What does it look like to live a life of feeling KNOWN by God? Living with an awareness of feeling known is a work in progress and not something I have mastered, not many … Continue reading Living Known

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

I would have preferred skipping over it. I nearly did. I couldn't bring myself to write about this condition that has taken over our home and family. This year Fibromyalgia Awareness day coincided with Mother's Day. I didn't have the emotional stamina to focus on both. We don't need a day to be aware of … Continue reading Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

There is no easy formula to letting go of doing it all. I wish I could tell you to do A+B=C and your stress would disappear! The process of "Letting Go" is different for each person reading these words. My hope is that my story will help you reflect on yours and what changes you … Continue reading Let Go of Doing it All: Part 3

Inconceivable

"Joseph, son of David, don't be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit." Matthew 1:20 The movie "The Princess Bride" is one of those timeless classics with phrases that make me think of the movie every time I hear it.  Each time Wallace … Continue reading Inconceivable

Ascending out of the Valley

There was nowhere left to turn.  We had done everything the rheumatologist had told us to do: gentle exercise, physical therapy, seeing a psychologist; yet, pain still riddled my daughter's body on a daily basis.  She was not the child I knew before fibromyalgia overtook her life. Until then, my daughter never met a stranger.  … Continue reading Ascending out of the Valley

Lessons in the Valley: Getting to the Other Side

This valley has its continuous lessons and different perspectives.  A few days prior to the end of the school year, I found myself seated at a position I had only ever viewed from the opposite end of the table.  As the previous school year closed, decisions needed to be made for the upcoming school year. Despite … Continue reading Lessons in the Valley: Getting to the Other Side

Guest Post: Wait for the Manna

I am honored to be featured on my friend Heather's blog this week.  Please click on over to check it out! https://glimpsesofjesus.com/2018/06/02/wait-for-the-manna-a-guest-post-by-leah-lively/