anxiety, burdens, cares, christian living, encouragement, financial issues, God, hope, Joy, surrender

Peace Beyond a Biscuit

What thoughts deluge your mind in the quiet of night and stillness of morning? For years, my daily routine brought stress and anxiety. I’d stay up late, hoping exhaustion would override the to-do, didn’t-do, should’ve done lists waiting to flood my thoughts as my head hit the pillow. Upon waking, another rush. It wasn’t necessarily… Read More Peace Beyond a Biscuit

christian living, God, grace

Do They Irk You Too?

Do certain people irk you? I can relate. Let’s call them pet-peeve people. Here’s their modus operandi (Latin for distinct patterns, in this case, of annoyance and ability to exasperate): The “pull right out in front of you” people. The “let me keep my grocery cart on one side of the isle, while I browse… Read More Do They Irk You Too?

burdens, christian living, encouragement, God, hurt, safety

Better than a Band-Aid

What’s the first thing a mom says when her child is hurt? “Come here, let Mommy see. We’ll put a nice band-aid on it.” Tears streaming down, they run into our arms; we draw them near. We stop the bleeding, kiss the boo-boo, and bandage the wound. As women, we want to be the band-aid,… Read More Better than a Band-Aid

christian living, encouragement, faith, goals, God, lost

Encouragement for the Consistently Inconsistent

Have you ever been on-fire-determined to accomplish a goal, then mid-way through the process, you not only dropped the ball, you couldn’t even find it? Me too.                                  , This drop-the-ball thing for me is exercise. I have an elliptical machine at home, and actually enjoy using it. So what exactly is the problem? I wondered about… Read More Encouragement for the Consistently Inconsistent

christian living, encouragement, faith, God, hope

What Mountain Has Your Faith Moved?

What do you think of when you hear the word “mountains”? A massive elevation, the appearance of which seems to kiss the sky; solid rock; ranges across the horizon? Who or what could move them? I love mountains. Brian and I honeymooned in Helen, GA.  We’ve also enjoyed traveling on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Those… Read More What Mountain Has Your Faith Moved?

Change, christian living, encouragement, fear, God, lost, relationships, trust

Why Are We Afraid of Change?

We were out of milk. We were out of bread. A short window of time and a decision to make, I had two options: hit the closest grocery store where I shop less often, or drive farther down the road where I could shop with my eyes closed. Surely the advantage of knowing the exact… Read More Why Are We Afraid of Change?

burdens, christian living, encouragement, faith, financial issues, God, Prayer, relationships

Feeling Overwhelmed?

Life can be overwhelming. A difficult situation may hit us head-on suddenly, or perhaps we saw it coming and failed to take precautions. We may not realize the stress building up in us, until the day that last straw person pops the top, and we explode like a shaken can of coke; usually in the… Read More Feeling Overwhelmed?