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“God will never waste our pain, but I can. When I’m not honest about the reality of how hard life is, I waste God’s offer of peace. When I try to do things in my own strength, I waste God’s offer of power.
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Sometimes we think we are near the end of a thing and we get there and God says not yet. That’s where I find myself today. More waiting, which is not what I wanted. At all. I’ve been pouting over it all week, because honestly?
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.
It seems that we are always looking to the next thing: tomorrow, the weekend, the next vacation or holiday.… read more
I remember well the first time I ever read Welcome to Holland. I was in my second quarter at Auburn University in an Introduction to Special Education Class that I took as a precursor to beginning the Communication Disorders program.… read more
So there’s this locally written blog about all things family-oriented Nashville and mothering. Recently they opened up applications for contributors and I thought, hey, I love Nashville and I’m a mom and I love to write, so why not? To be honest, there was a tinge of hoping that contributing there could lead to more readers here, but I also thought it could be fun and a good way to hone my writing ability while sharing Nashville.… read more
My Milla Jean,
You’re very beginning was in itself a beautiful revelation of God’s goodness and faithfulness, in all circumstances.
He put you on both my heart and your daddy’s at a time when it seemed completely crazy and slightly irresponsible to have a fourth child.… read more
Have you ever felt restless because you have this aching desire to do something BIG for God?
And in that desire, have you ever felt like the tasks He’s given you to do, at least compared to others, are worth little?… read more
It’s late and the dishwasher is whirring and the oven is heating to bake up a batch of these beauties. They are gluten-free and so they must be healthy, yes? (Just nod and smile, please and thank you.) The house is quiet, even with the whirring and clicking from the kitchen, because the husband has accidentally fallen asleep across the bed and the children have long been tucked in.… read more
If I’m being honest, this 52 weeks of gratitude thing is starting to intimidate me. A year of one post per week in this series seems like quite a commitment, but that is the reason I chose to do it, right?… read more
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I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.