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Sharing the gift of authentic hope

I was nervous. So nervous that the butterflies were fluttering, my laugh was a bit forced, and my insides were just short of churning. It was the morning of my first Tough Mudder race. As I stood waiting for the mud run to begin, the thoughts in my brain tumbled...

If you want something, don’t give it away

  It happens all the time in my daycare. (I know the phrase all the time is usually an exaggeration, but come visit me for a day and you’ll see I speak the truth.) 🙂 Two children will be playing (mostly) happily with each other, when one will hand the other...

Forgiveness, Part Two

“I want to forgive, but my heart hurts so much. How am I supposed to have a spirit of forgiveness when all I can do is think about what was done to me?” I wrestled with this question after experiencing deep hurt and betrayal. I knew God wanted me to...

Forgiveness, Part One

“Miss Kim, I’m bleeding!” One of the little girls in my daycare ran across the yard toward me, holding her arm aloft. Bright red blood streaked down her arm. Again. It was the same scab she had picked off the previous day. And the day before that. It...

When you tell God you can’t go on

Have you ever flat-out told God you couldn’t take it one more day? I have. Several times, in fact. But one time in particular is burned into my memory.  We lived in Australia at the time. I was working as a kindergarten teacher in a Christian school, and I also...