Grace & Truth for When You’re Overwhelmed

| August 23, 2019
Grace and Truth

This year has been exhausting for me. Last year ended with a sudden death in the family right before Christmas and January came with a breast cancer diagnosis. I pushed through, waiting for treatment to end so I could rest and enjoy the summer. 

I thought that all I had to do was make it through April, but then the bills came. I’d accrued these bills, and I refused to watch my daughter have a boring summer because we couldn’t afford to do anything. I worked overtime my first week back at work and continued straight through July. By August, I was always either crying or raging over something.

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The God of all comfort and me.

The God of All Comfort & Me

I sat in the early morning sunshine today. The earth greeted me with birds singing and bees buzzing on the purple coneflowers in the bed beyond the front porch. The days have been long. Worries many. Yet life continued… remained.…

August 19, 2019

Chronic Pain, Back To School, And Our Grace & Truth Link Up

For this week’s Grace & Truth post, I’m passing the reins over to my friend and fellow Candid Gal, Valerie Riese. I’m still down with a massive migraine, and she graciously offered to step in for me. ~ Heather…

August 16, 2019

4 Steps To Growing A More Mature Faith

I ask myself a lot of tough questions. Not all the time, but a lot of the time. Sometimes you have to do that to get to where you want to be or to uncover the nasty hidden truth about yourself. One of the…

August 12, 2019
Grace and truth and a parenting link up

Grace & Truth – A Parenting Link Up

I apologize for having today’s Grace and Truth post up so late. The truth is, I’ve been down with a massive migraine all week, and I just haven’t been able to push through it.…

August 9, 2019
Coincidence or God sent?

How I Chose Between Faith VS Fear

I was numb. I was indifferent. Neither optimistic nor pessimistic. I refused to waste another tear over our situation because that’s all it would be – an absolute waste. That’s how I was feeling as I sat there in my husband’s hospital room. It…

August 5, 2019
Grace, Truth, and Inturruptions on Candidly Christian.

Grace & Truth and Interruptions

We have all had someone interrupt us while we were trying to get something done. Whether that was our children, our spouse, our parents, friends, co-workers, or customers, interruptions are a part of life. I love how Jerralea took a moment to remind us…

August 2, 2019
Do dreams come true

What Do You Think, Do Dreams Come True?

We all have dreams. We all have these expectations of where we’re headed, what things will be like when we get there, and how God might use us along that journey. I know lots of times those dreams and expectations don’t wind up looking…

July 29, 2019
Woman reading Bible looking for assurance about Once Saved Always Saved doctrine

Grace & Truth For Once Saved, Always Saved

I remember the first time someone asked me if I believed in the once saved, always saved doctrine. It was completely foreign to me. I had grown up hearing about things like backsliding and falling away. But I didn’t just hear about it once.…

July 26, 2019
Grace & Truth a weekly Christian link up

Just Give Me Jesus, Grace, & Truth

One of my favorite things about summer is sharing my quiet time with my daughter. It started a couple of years back. I would get up and see my husband off for work, then take my Bible and coffee out to the picnic table…

July 19, 2019
Perception & Blessings with Sheila Rhodes

This Is Why Perception Matters

I love flowers! Now that summer is here; I love seeing all the flowers in the landscaping of my next door neighbor’s yard. After a long and cold spring, the flowers have finally all returned from their long winter’s nap. They even seem to…

July 17, 2019
When life feels like a three-ring circus

The Chaos of Life & How It Impacts My Self-Worth

For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity. -Proverbs 24:16 (NIV) My life feels like a three-ring circus. This thought crossed my mind today, and not for the first time. And by a…

July 15, 2019
Grace and Truth, a weekly Christian link up

Grace and Truth for When We Struggle

Have you ever felt like a failure as a Christian woman? Like, you looked at other Christian women doing all the things, and then looked in the mirror and found yourself wanting? Candid Confession: I have.…

July 12, 2019
What to do when you need an attitude adjustment

3 Steps To Take When You Need An Attitude Adjustment

I’ve had those days. I’m sure you have too. Those days when one annoying thing happens, then something else goes wrong, followed by another… and in a short amount of time, you find yourself grumbling about everything, and maybe even taking your frustration out…

July 10, 2019