When You’ve Lost a Whole Month (or Year) of Your Life

Last year, my husband set up this blog and a blog Facebook page for me and gave me a little verbal push. He said, "Here, go be brave and start publishing everything you've been hoarding in Microsoft Word." Brave is something that I'm just not, but it's something that I'm trying to learn to be. To be totally and humiliatingly honest, I spent much of 2015 living in fear. The year started off very painfully, and continued to be painful mid-year as we lost a tiny baby last April. It ended up being both the hardest and the best year of our marriage, but it took many … [Read more...]

On Babies Lost

I woke up in the middle of the night a few nights ago crying over babies lost. As a mother who has had to say goodbye in the past to babies in my womb, as recently as this past April, my heart hurts over women who make a choice to abort, feeling like they are trapped and alone and hopeless. One thing I wish I could tell every mother who has lost a child, by choice or not, is that I have hope and peace that passes understanding, but it is because I have Jesus. I know my God is good. He is wisdom and justice and love. He forgives the vilest of sinners, and He rejoices … [Read more...]

Children of Light

I've been watching something playing out over the last week or so and thinking on it a lot. It's kind of a tale of two different churches. I have friends in both. (Really, it's a tale of a lot of churches, but I just want to talk about these two briefly.) One of the churches wants to talk about grace and inclusion. I like the sound of that, especially if it means people are being brought into God's family. The other church wants to talk about the truth of grace. I like hearing the truth, even if it hurts. I know not everyone feels this way, but deep down no one … [Read more...]

A Paris-Themed Giveaway!

I've been a part of the launch team for Sarah Mae's new book Longing for Paris. The book comes out on August 4th, but I've been reading it and enjoying it greatly. Now I'd love to share it with you! “I have learned that where we go wrong is when we hold so tightly to our dreams that we neglect to fully trust God with them.” - See more at: http://longingforparis.com I'm going to venture out into totally new territory here: I'm going to do a giveaway!     Want to win this lovely necklace, along with a copy of Longing for Paris? Here's … [Read more...]