3 lessons I learned while waiting

When You’re Tired of Waiting

Okay, waiting is just no fun. Let’s be honest, we all hate to wait. Yet, our lives are spent waiting on everything and anything it seems. Life is full of waiting. We wait to get paid, we wait in line at the grocery store,…

April 20, 2017
whitewashed christianity

Whitewashed Christianity

I walked into church Easter morning feeling more like a whitewashed tomb than a temple of the Living God. Have you ever felt like that? Pretty on the outside, but just full of junk on the inside? It seems like the older I get,…

April 17, 2017
God's Plan with Maria Hass

When God Shows Up – And It’s Not What I Wanted!

A Guest Post by Maria Hass Sometimes we are seeking God with everything we have because we need Him to do something for us. Then He shows up, and brings relief.  Other times, we are happily doing our own thing… and He shows up. …

April 13, 2017

When The Gospel Isn’t Good News

I remember driving my friends to church when I was in high school. One night, on our way home, I was pulled over. I remember it for two reasons. One, because it was the very first time I had ever been pulled over. And…

April 10, 2017
trust in jesus

How to Trust in Jesus When Everything is Falling Apart

Have you ever wondered how to trust in Jesus when everything is falling apart? Sometimes we cling to Him when the going gets tough, and sometimes we wonder how things got so far out of control. That’s where this week found me. I’ve been…

April 6, 2017

Are You Keeping Your Faith In The Proper Perspective?

The last two posts I’ve made here have been about keeping our faith fresh versus going stale in our spiritual walk. It’s too easy for me to become a person who is so used to hearing all the things about Christianity that I’d get…

April 3, 2017

Gospel Moments

Have you ever wondered what the gospel looks like in real life? I normally gather some relevant blog posts from around the web, all written by today’s Christian women, and all about fleshing out the gospel by sharing candid moments, but this month, I’m…

March 30, 2017

Confessions of a Perpetual Quitter

Never give up, that’s the encouragement Candid guest, Jessica Schneider, is sharing with us today. Please join us as we welcome her to our blog. Being a Christ follower is hard. That is something a friend of mine used to say when I began coming…

March 27, 2017
What to do when we're offended

How to Move Past Offenses and Get On With Your Life

I just love this site where we get to talk candid as women. We need that. Why? Because we really don’t most of the time and we need to about certain subjects. It’s hard to be candid and admit a fault or failure. Especially…

March 23, 2017

Ruthie and the New Guy

Just as Ruthie was getting settled into her new home (along with us) something very unexpected happened. Our daughter, Vicky, learned that a former roommate was moving away. She thought she had accommodations for her cat, a 10-year old male tabby named Boston, but…

March 20, 2017