Encouragement for Women, gift, gifts, loss

When Days Don’t Feel Like Gifts

My keychain says each day is a gift from God. While I know that’s true, some days just don’t feel like a gift all tied up in ribbons and bows. You know what I mean? Those hard days. The ones when we ask… Why, God? When, God? How, God? The Father gives good gifts, and… Read More When Days Don’t Feel Like Gifts

Encouragement for Women, safety net

Why God is Not Our Safety Net

Have you been to a circus? I know what you’re thinking, our lives can be a circus, but I’m talking about the three-ring kind. I’ll never forget my first experience attending the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. My Uncle Joe and Aunt Janet took my cousins and me to this exciting event at… Read More Why God is Not Our Safety Net

book, Encouragement for Women, Goodbye Regret, trust

Shortest Post Ever on Trust

Well friend, this takes the cake for being my shortest post ever. Aren’t you glad? Just kidding. So why so short? Because I’m missing community. I want to give you an opportunity to chime in. I don’t want to do all the talking, I want to have a conversation. Your voice matters to me. Your… Read More Shortest Post Ever on Trust

comparison, insecurity, trust

Are You Struggling With Insecurity?

Insecurity. We girls can sure struggle with this, can’t we? I was fine from about K-4th, then I went through an awkward stage, how about you? It was fifth grade, weighed more than I care to say, and was first in my circle of friends to get my period. Oh. My. Word. No fifth grade… Read More Are You Struggling With Insecurity?

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?

Christian, christian living, emerge, encourage, God, invisible

EMERGE~From Invisible to Unstoppable

When I was a little girl, my favorite super-hero power was invisibility. I thought it both adventurous and advantageous to wander around totally undetected, spying on friends, and listening in on conversations. Don’t judge, forgive me I was ten.  Besides the obvious advantages, my favorite benefit of being invisible was protection. I could step out… Read More EMERGE~From Invisible to Unstoppable

christian living, encouragement, faith, fear, financial issues, God, Him, hope, Jesus, testimony, trust

“We’re going to drown!”

As a young girl growing up in north Jersey, opportunity to see the Atlantic Ocean came maybe once a year.  It was quite a drive to go “down the shore” as we called it.  I have fond memories of those summer vacations; excitement of the first hint of salt air, the caw of seagulls in… Read More “We’re going to drown!”