Category Archives: truth

hidden in Him

It’s late Sunday night, which obviously means Monday is near. As I tried to get the girls to bed a while ago, which at times is akin to herding feral cats, I began to feel anxious and like Monday is creeping in with it’s list of to-do’s and making up the undone from last week and (goodness gracious) the need to make some sort of plan for holiday needs and gifts and… on and on…

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It can come on like a thick cloak of fresh panic, these thoughts of a new week with old and new needs pressing hard.… read more

seasons change: what season are you in?

The falling of the leaves, the cooler temperatures, the relentless turning of calendar pages — they have me thinking. About changes and seasons of life. About expectations and disappointments.

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It seems that we are always looking to the next thing: tomorrow, the weekend, the next vacation or holiday.… read more

when things don’t go the way you’d like || in the wait

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Without going into much detail because, believe me you’d rather I not, I had outpatient surgery early last week. Not a huge deal, but was something I’d been waiting to happen for a while to relieve some discomfort. The procedure had already been rescheduled once, so to say I was eager to get it done and behind me is a big old understatement.… read more

on wondering why and beauty in the valleys {part 1}

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I think it’s so easy for us to wonder why God allows certain circumstances to come in our lives and to question His plans. I’ve learned, and continue to learn, that there are a couple of things I need to remind myself of frequently, like pretty much daily, and especially in hard times:

  1. I am not God.
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we are more beautiful for having been broken

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I am a self-proclaimed collector of words and when I stumbled upon kintsukuroi and it’s meaning, I immediately loved it. It’s the Japanese art form of “repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.” And isn’t that what the Lord does with each of His children time and again in this life?… read more