Pretending you’re okay when you’re not

Some may see it as a bit unethical, but wow—how the school break room rang with laughter when one of my fellow teachers, Mr. S, told the hermit crab story! Years before, Mr. S. taught a class of middle school students and they had a class pet—a hermit...

Three things to remember when seeking God’s will

Knowing the will of God is something I’ve wrestled with over the years, especially after becoming a single mom. I mean, it’s scary thinking I might get it wrong. My choices don’t just affect me; they affect my children as well. It’s not always...

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...

The gift that kept giving

I love when my family (or church family, friends, or random people on the street!) do things that practically write themselves into a devotional. Such was the case this Christmas. 🙂 Two things you need to know before I start my story: 1) My pastor-brother, Jim, loves...

Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas to our friends, family, relatives, and my faithful readers! Oh how I would love to invite everyone to my house for a huge Christmas party! But considering that number is in the thousands, my house isn’t very large, and many of you live across the...

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