How Uncomfortable are You Willing to Get for Your Healing?

The other day, while I was sitting at a coffee shop writing, a shooting pain went through my neck. It was an uncomfortable experience, and I was rather impressed at my ability to injure myself without doing anything. I went home and stretched, massaged,…

March 18, 2019
Grace and truth for your prayer life

Grace and Truth for Your Prayer Life

How’s your prayer life been lately? God has really been convicting me about mine lately, so when I clicked over to read Diane’s post last Friday, I felt like it had been written just for me.…

March 15, 2019
What God taught me about forgiving others through betrayal

What God Taught Me About Forgiving Others Through Betrayal

I thought I could trust her. She was my friend and my confidant. We shared everything. It still stings, but betrayal always does.  In my heart, I was crushed because the place where I had been able to be myself for years was no…

March 13, 2019
My winning battle with health anxiety

My (Winning) Battle with Health Anxiety

I’ve always been drawn to science, particularly physiology and how God designed our bodies to work. I was the weird kid who loved dissections in school, and who had no problem discussing my vet clinic work experiences in graphic detail at the dinner table…

March 11, 2019
Grace and Truth

Grace and Truth For When You’re Seeking Jesus

I shared a little bit of the chaos that is my life last week. It would be fair to say that I’m still in the midst of it all. Which is probably why Marva’s post from last week spoke right to my heart.…

March 8, 2019
Cultivating My Life

The Ways I Want My Life To Look, And The Truth Of The Gospel

This past weekend, my husband and I went on a one-night marriage retreat. There was a lot of material that was covered, but there was one lesson that stuck out to me. About if our marriages are an advertisement of the Gospel. Hmmmm… how…

March 6, 2019
Grace and Truth

When It Rains It Pours – Grace and Truth Link Up

Our internet was hacked. We pay for 21 meg, we were getting like 0.2. Someone else was eating up the rest of it. After figuring out what was wrong, I changed the password and the problem was solved… Then my husband’s computer that has…

March 1, 2019
When Mother Doesn't Know Best

Oh No He Didn’t! …When Mother Doesn’t Know Best

The off-handed comment was followed by laughter as the two guys exchanged looks. The only purpose to that remark could have been to rub salt in the wound and I could feel the anger building in my teenage son who was standing next to…

February 25, 2019
Grace and Truth Link Up

Grace and Truth for Your Quiet Time

When my twins were little finding some one-on-one time with Jesus was… well, difficult to say the least. Quiet time? That was almost laughable. I had four children ages five and under, so I learned to work with what I had. But I definitely…

February 22, 2019
The things you find in the waiting

3 Things You Find In The Waiting

I am not good at waiting. I will never pray for patience, because when you ask for that, it is almost like begging for waiting, because you need patience when you… wait. I don’t mind traffic, I usually don’t mind lines at the grocery…

February 20, 2019
How To Hear God's Voice For Your Purpose In Life

How To Hear God’s Voice For Your Purpose In Life

Have you ever wondered what God wants you to do with your life? I certainly did. For so long, I lived a good life. I had a beautiful home, a thriving business, a great daughter; life couldn’t have been better. …Or so I kept…

February 18, 2019
Grace and Truth a weekly Christian link-up

Grace and Truth and Quiet Courage

I’m super excited to feature on of our own Candid Gals this week for Grace and Truth. Laura Rath wrote a post about quiet courage, because courage doesn’t always scream “I can do this” from the roof tops. Sometimes it just silently puts one…

February 15, 2019
Surrender to Jesus to do a New Thing

Surrender to Jesus to do a New Thing

Last year began with betrayal and ended with death. I’ve learned what it means to cry out in prayer when the only words I could manage were whispers of “Help me, Jesus”, usually followed by “Jesus, help me behave”. Healing began only as I…

February 11, 2019
Grace and Truth

Grace and Truth and My Identity In Christ

Rebecca Hastings is one of my all-time favorite bloggers. She has a way of looking at common struggles and shining a new light on them that makes them come alive in a whole new way. And that’s exactly what she has done in today’s…

February 8, 2019
Depending on Jesus for my renewal

This Is What I Believed About Renewal In Christ

“Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.” ~ Colossians 3:10 NIV A Misconception of Renewal…

February 6, 2019
Grace and Truth

Uncomfortable Grace and Truth

I didn’t choose a word for this year, but that doesn’t mean I’m anti-one word people, or boycotting the one word movement. In fact, the featured post I chose for today is all about one woman and her one word. So just what is…

February 1, 2019