The other day it hit me like a bolt of lightning, this same lesson I’ve been learning since I was two years old: You can’t always have everything your way. The lightning bolt came as a simple question. Will you stubbornly hold out like a tantrum-throwing toddler to get your way, or will you surrender and let God have His way? [Read more…]
Twenty minutes I spend each morning at my kitchen table impact my life more than anything else I do. I enjoy my first cup of coffee and read God’s Word in the quiet. I don’t read the Bible just to cross it off my to-do list because that’s what Christian women are supposed to do. I read it because I need to hear God’s voice.
Nothing encourages me, gives me hope, and renews my perspective like reading and meditating on Scripture. When Sunday church service is long forgotten, nothing keeps me going through the week like reading the Word every day. I don’t want to just read it. I want to remember it and hopefully live it. [Read more…]
Last week was crazy week at my house. Actually, maybe every week is crazy week, but last week the craziness exceeded normal limits. Monday night I hosted a bridal shower for 35 women, Wednesday night 20 people came over to plan a community service project, Thursday I helped with a wedding rehearsal and went to the dinner afterwards. Friday night our house church had a games night, and Saturday I coordinated my friend’s wedding. Sometimes craziness just happens despite my best attempts to take control of my schedule. [Read more…]
Why is it so easy to let the relationships closest to you slide? If you’re like me, family members are the first ones you take for granted. Yesterday I wrote about Giving Your Marriage More than Just the Leftovers.
My husband is my best friend, but it’s easy to overlook him during daily routines with two teenagers excited about life and bursting at the seams to talk about everything. [Read more…]