Sometimes, when we get stuck in the middle of hardships or challenges, we want to give up. But, if we do, we often miss a great ending. I see this on full display with my daughter almost every time we watch a movie she hasn’t seen. My 8-year-old is not quite a fan of any… Continue reading Don’t Stop in the Hard or Messy Middle by Quinnise Pettway
Ah, peace. It can really be hard to grasp in this world, can’t it? Sometimes, the chaos even chases us into our sleep. Have you ever had one of those recurring dreams? The ones that sort of show up every once in a while and come in so vividly that you remember them weeks later?… Continue reading Dig in Your Heels and Hang On to that Peace
Maybe you’ve always heard, “Forgive and forget.” But what do you do when it’s impossible to forget? A certain song, smell, or a curse blurted in anger, and, at lightning speed, our mind remembers. Even when the memory laid dormant for several years. I woke up to sheer panic, my bed shaking. When I opened… Continue reading Forgive and Forget?
Have you ever experienced a crisis that left you feeling vulnerable and wounded? Perhaps it felt like you were covered in sores and the gentlest breeze felt like a blast of fire, so you sought solace in isolation. That was me this spring. My family experienced two major health issues—first my stepdad, then my daughter—that… Continue reading God’s Gift of Supportive Friends
“…all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.” –Psalm 139:16b (NIV) A wise person once said, “Every woman should have a place where her soul finds peace.” I can pinpoint my place down to the square inch. And I’m utterly convinced God created it with… Continue reading Feeling God’s Love when We’re Hurting