Why Are You Afraid?

One of my favorite stories from the Bible takes place during a storm on the Sea of Galilee. It's such a clear convergence of God, humanity, and the natural world. If you aren't familiar with the story, you can read it in Matthew 8 starting in verse 23. Here's how it goes: The disciples followed … Continue reading Why Are You Afraid?

Peaceful and Wise

Life is a whole lot easier “in theory.” Adulting, being married, keeping my home under control, parenting, homeschooling, blogging, and literally everything else I can think of, might sound doable enough on paper. But, man. When that rubber hits the road, we find out how well our theories hold up. Today, let’s talk about bridging … Continue reading Peaceful and Wise

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

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

Facing My Tomorrows

What is it about tomorrow that gets me into such a knot? Even when I slow down and give thanks for the blessings I have in my life today, as we did last week in From Anxious to Thankful, often there is a quiet question lurking under the surface. The question is like the single … Continue reading Facing My Tomorrows