Prepare yourself. What I’m about to say might shock you. My marriage is not perfect. There. I said it. I feel so much better. We really do look the part, though – don’t we? Like most married couples, Mike and I know how to play the game. People become so enamored with our little “Ginger […]Read More
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After a much longer than anticipated hiatus, I am finally running again. I only started about a year ago, but the constant exercise has made such a positive difference in my life, physically and emotionally, that I continued after accomplishing my goal of running a 5k. Being a competitive person, I thrive having races to […]Read More
There will come a day for Bella when rest is hard to come by. I want my daughter to know that in her impressionable season, she can take a break when she really needs it.Read More
When I don’t understand.
When this world is too much.
When I don’t have the answers.
Christ have mercy.
Or did we? I am pretty reluctant to write this post. I’ve had writer’s block for about a week now and have numerous posts that I started and have yet to finish. I just don’t feel like I have a very positive message to share, but this is supposed to be about the journey, good […]Read More
Since I began writing openly about my faith, I’ve lost friends. I make jokes with Mike about my Facebook friends number diminishing rapidly, but in truth — I’ve lost long-standing relationships as a direct result of my obedience during this journey. Seems backward, I’ll admit. I’m in a season of true spiritual pruning, but I can feel my roots growing deeper and stronger, preparing me for what’s ahead.Read More
Confession: I am very disappointed — nope, I’m angry — with God. As Mother Theresa famously said, “In my soul, I can’t tell you how dark it is. I feel like refusing God.” At a wise friend’s counsel, I spent my commute this morning dictating the beginnings of a Siri-facilitated iPhone-note lament. With Siri’s incessant and inappropriate […]Read More
I want to thank the awesome Janea for not only giving Brit and me some much needed rest, but for also sharing her amazing journey. I don’t think that I’ve ever been this in awe of someone that I’ve never even met. Completely overwhelmed by her beauty, honesty, and strength. Janea’s words led me to reflect […]Read More
I began to write about how food had become a god to me, and then it hit me, just now: I have just replaced one idol (food) with another (weight loss). I sit here, in tears, with a broken heart of confession. I have placed the number on the scale and my obsession with it going down before God’s purpose for my body. I cannot keep allowing things to take over me. God wants me to be fulfilled. God wants me to be happy. God wants me to be healthy. But most importantly, God wants ME.Read More