Physical Therapy for the Soul

“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant…” (Heb. 12:11a) Man, author of Hebrews, you read my mind. Discipline is so hard! I have come to realize that I define the word discipline incorrectly. I’ve often used it interchangeably with the word punishment. Discipline isn’t exactly punishment. It’s more like being in a … Continue reading Physical Therapy for the Soul

Are We There Yet?

“And so, she figured it all out and lived happily ever after.” Fade to black. Roll credits. Credits…? Could somebody please roll the credits? The Nature of Milestones Life starts out with clearly defined stages. Babies roll, then crawl, then walk, then run, and then become large children that jump on your couch until it … Continue reading Are We There Yet?

The Truest Thing About You

I had all my kids really close together, avalanche-style. My life was hard. People constantly told me so. I couldn’t leave the house without someone commenting on how full my hands were, and it was true. I had a 2 ½ year old, a 15 month old, and a newborn. Then, our youngest son joined … Continue reading The Truest Thing About You

Why Living Alone on a Mountain-Top Isn’t God’s Plan for My Life

I wanted to be a nun. It would be so simple. A life committed to holy pursuits, preferably on the top of a mountain, was just what I needed. What better way to focus on the things that truly mattered in this life? Let’s not get bogged down with the fact that I wasn’t even … Continue reading Why Living Alone on a Mountain-Top Isn’t God’s Plan for My Life