The Hard Life

This is the time of my life when I feel hard pressed on every side, but not crushed. At times afraid, but encouraged by my Heavenly Father daily. God is so good and I rest my whole life on this fact. One can not argue with facts. I believe that He is good and loves […]


Anticipation-I love this word. It hints at excitement, something good is coming. This is how I am to wait for the Lord. I am waiting for important things right now. Some things are much harder to wait for than others. Trusting God has my very best in mind and that I am dearly loved, holy, […]


There is simply no other way to live, no other foundation that can produce it, no other relationship that can sustain it, but in Jesus. We have faith because of him. In suffering, in good times, in coasting, and in desperate need. The promise for us to cling to is that FAITH IS REWARDED!!!

Resting in Him

There is so much going on in the world. I am the contemplative type and I like to process what is happening. I am reminded to not avoid bad news, but to pray for those experiencing pain and to know without a doubt Christ has already overcome. I am reminded of Christ’s power and strength […]


Psalm 23- 17-18: “Surely there is a future and your hope will not be cut off.” As I sit next to a sweet teacher friend whose last name is Hope…as I wonder how in the world I am going to finish this semester well…and help my sweet kids feel loved during all of this–My heart […]

Opportunities to plant seeds.

Ultimately, we are all gardeners…whether we realize it or not. We plant seeds every day. Seeds of love, kindness, patience, and most importantly, God’s truth. I see opportunities each day to offer encouragement, a helping hand, to speak truth in love, and to remind my kids of what is good and true and right. They […]

Agonizing pain

One of the most agonizing pains I’ve ever experienced on this earth is not knowing about the salvation of someone I love. It makes me cringe, it makes me long, it makes me try, and yet still, the choice is in the loved ones’s hands. Ultimately, it is between them and God. It keeps me […]