Several mornings ago, when I went to wake up Noah, he rolled over sleepily rubbing his eyes. “Mom,” he whispered to me, “all I really want for Christmas is Jesus in my life.” It took me off guard, surprised me in my hurried state. I stopped in the quietness and my heart filled. It’s hard to just keep going when you hear those words. I soaked in the moment, sitting there beside him in the … [Read more...] about All I really want for Christmas…
I searched for a verse this morning to find encouragement, to find something to hold onto in this crazy world. I think the one that fits best for this day is simply this, "Jesus wept." John 11:35 Finding perspective in the midst of tragedy...it's a tricky, difficult thing at times... We ask questions that beg for answers. And sometimes the answers never come. Why? How? Is it possible? … [Read more...] about God, where are you?
I couldn't sleep last night...thoughts of you filled my mind...my heart...I went upstairs to check on you...I watched you sleep...kissed your forehead...softly stroked your wisps of blond hair...listened to you breathe...memories came flooding back to me of that very night, exactly 7 years before...November 9th, 2005. It was a sleepless night then too. Were you ever really 6 lbs? Were you ever … [Read more...] about born in my heart…
If you've lived long enough, chances are you've felt the pain of betrayal and hurt. Hidden resentments and unforgiveness will weigh us down. Don't stay stuck in that trap! Though forgiveness may never "feel" right, it will always "be" right. Choosing to forgive doesn't mean that the wrong never happened, it just means you won't allow it to control your life anymore. let it go. forgive. take the … [Read more...] about Forgiveness = Freedom
God loves you. You may have heard that more than a million times in life yet still not really believe it could apply to you in any sort of personal way. His love may seem more distant to you,"yeah right, maybe He loves me, He loves everyone, the whole world, I'm just one of many, how could He really care about me?" But it's the truth, He loves...YOU. He's not a God who watches from a far away … [Read more...] about He Loves You.
There are not many of us who haven't in one way or another been touched by a close family member or friend who have fought this fight against breast cancer. This month of Breast Cancer Awareness is a great time to take a stand for those who have survived, for those who are still in the trenches of war, and for those who fought bravely and won their victory on the other side of heaven's … [Read more...] about Standing with the Brave – Breast Cancer Awareness Month