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I Don’t Deserve This: The Power of Perspective

I don’t deserve this… We’ve all had that thought run through our minds when difficulties come our way. Maybe you had a fight with your spouse and they said hurtful things that cut you deep.  Maybe you lost your job and feel that all your hard work should’ve been rewarded, not rejected. Maybe you’ve lived Read More

Fighting for Faith – The Truth About Suffering and Faith

I have a confession to make. Sometimes I don’t feel like praying. Some days I don’t feel like reading my Bible. Some days I don’t even want to get out of bed. Suffering tries to steal my faith daily, so I have to fight for it. Suffering is something a lot of people encounter, but Read More

From Pity to Praise – Lessons From a Special Needs Mom

The other day I had a realization. My daughter asked to go play outside in our backyard. My two sons wanted to join her, but they are unfortunately unable to do a lot of physical activities. I helped them get dressed and put their shoes on. At seven and nine, most boys their age are old Read More

To the Husband Whose Wife Has Depression

It’s hard isn’t it? To watch her struggle with something you have no control over. Watching your wife suffer from depression is no easy task. You want to take away her pain. You want to tell her it’s all going to be okay. You want to fix it, but you can’t. You are used to Read More

To The Mom Who Showed Kindness…

I saw you staring at us in that crowded restaurant. I know you heard us trying to calm our son down as he yelled and panicked. You could’ve judged us. You could’ve given us dirty looks. You could’ve asked us to quiet down, but you didn’t. You just smiled, and you have no idea what Read More

A Love Like This – Choosing Gratitude Over Sorrow

I’m not proud to admit this, but it probably won’t surprise you. Sometimes I feel sorry for myself. Some days I wake up determined to choose joy, only to find myself in a bitter mood hours later. Sometimes I sit and focus on sorrow instead of gratitude. The other night after the kids went to Read More

Live It Well – Lessons I Learned From My Brother’s Death

Every day I miss my brother. I miss his goofy laugh, his sarcastic wit and his ability to make an entire room burst out in laughter. He could impersonate actors and quote thousands of movies with style and the best comedic timing. He was hilarious and one of the smartest people I knew. At his Read More

Motherhood is Hard – Stop Pretending It’s Not

I had no idea how hard motherhood would be. When I first became a mom, I was completely shocked by motherhood. I pictured a tidy, perfectly structured life. I pictured family portraits, white picket fences and Sunday morning pancakes. I knew I’d love being a mom, but I had no clue how hard it would Read More