The Precious Gift of Time
The Precious Gift of Time

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” -The Fellowship of the Ring by...

Looking Beyond the Present
Looking Beyond the Present

"For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us." - Romans 8:18 (ESV) In our present times, it's often difficult to overlook our struggles, our pain, our circumstances. Pain and suffering can...

My Favorite Verses On Thanksgiving
My Favorite Verses On Thanksgiving

November is infamously known as “the month of thanksgiving.” Yes, this is most likely attributed to the fact that the holiday occurs this month. Family and friends gather around the table and voice a few things they’re thankful for on this day. Why spend a mere thirty...

Mothering With Joy In Every Season
Mothering With Joy In Every Season

I often find it difficult to find joy in certain seasons of life. It’s easy to be happy and joyful when everything is going “well” in my life. But as soon as that first storm hits, bam! I’m knocked down my knees again, praying that God will calm the waves or even...

Everlasting Help
Everlasting Help

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." - Psalm 46:1 (ESV) Do you need everlasting help today? I often find myself needing help. This help is often needed in the form of dishes, laundry, or other chores that come in overwhelming abundance. Do...

Finding Time to Breathe
Finding Time to Breathe

Are you finding it difficult to breathe in this crazy season of life? Perhaps you're burdened by your lists, schedules, and various tasks set before you. I know exactly how you feel! Sometimes, I am so overwhelmed that I struggle to breathe when I need to. I know...

The Danger of Being “Just Fine”
The Danger of Being “Just Fine”

The comment was sweet and welcomed as it reached my tired ears. Yes, even my ears were tired. “I’d love to help you,” she offered again. “Just let me know how I can help you. I’m available.”  In that brief moment, I felt weak, helpless. “Okay, thanks,” I managed....

Trusting In the Unknown
Trusting In the Unknown

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”. - Jeremiah 29:11-13 (ESV) The shrill sound jolted my tired body as I awkwardly punched the snooze button and sank back into the mattress. My...

When You Feel More Restless Than Restful
When You Feel More Restless Than Restful

What if we had more restful days that brought peace and joy? That sounds lovely, doesn’t it?. Whether you’re taking care of children or juggling large projects at work, your day is full! In certain seasons of life, this can leave us feeling more restless than...