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What if it IS all about you?

A couple weeks ago, I mentioned a time when I felt I was collateral damage, a victim of the sins of others. Since then, I’ve been thinking about all the hurting hearts God has brought across my path the past few years. Men whose wives have chosen another....

When God Says You Can

Have you ever had God ask you to do something, and you told Him you absolutely, positively COULD NOT do that thing? I have. Well, not in those exact words. I was much more discreet about it, of course. (Because we don’t come right out and say “no” to...

When closed doors break your heart

We’ve all heard it said, “When God closes a door, He always opens a window.” It’s true, but it doesn’t change the fact that sometimes that closed door can rip your heart out. The dashed dreams lying in pieces on the floor can feel like...

The Illusion of Happiness

  Much of what I write about the ten kiddos in my daycare shows their funny, imaginative, creative side. But they occasionally (ok, more than occasionally) show their ornery side as well. (Shocker, I know!) One day last week I was cleaning up the kitchen from the...

Heal the Wound, but leave the Scar

“Heal the wound, but leave the scar, a reminder of how merciful You are.” The first time I heard these words sung, they rubbed me the wrong way. Actually, it went deeper than mere annoyance. I didn’t like them at all. They cracked open the broken...

Seizing the Moment

  My Saturday was NOT going according to my carefully laid-out plans. (And I’m a “planning” kind of girl, as you know if you’ve been following me for awhile.) 🙂 I was hoping to get some housework done, organize all the paperwork for my...