The CD player in our minivan is broken. It plays the same CD on loop and won’t stop without ejecting the disc and starting anew. Often my brain does the same thing with thoughts that loop and loop until I have to deal with them either in quiet prayer time or if left unchecked,… Continue reading Countering Fear With Praise
Are you weary this Christmas? Are you tired of the unknowns and fearing what is around the corner after the gifts are opened and the garland is packed in the basement? Magical blue and green lights reflect off my daughter’s face, and her eyes widen with excitement as she flies across Neverland on Disney World’s… Continue reading The Thrill of Hope
Banana bread wafts from the kitchen. My three kids’ bellies are pleasantly full of the warm treat as the sun quiets its rays through sheer curtains. The smell of fall fills our home with hope for the new season. A piercing scream interrupts the sweet silence. My youngest child’s pounding feet shake the floor as… Continue reading Breaking the Anger Cycle
If you’re finding yourself riding waves of concern and a bit of anxiety today, you’re not alone. Many of us feel hope, grief, joy, frustration, and fear. But we can stand firm knowing they are tools to remind us of our need for Jesus.