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
I'm pretty sure you haven't missed it. The outside world is a pretty intense place right now. War, division, pandemic… Honestly, if I start listing everything, we’ll all just get depressed. For the past few years, it seems I have lived my life by some verses in Psalms: “My frame was not hidden from You… Continue reading Feeling Lost? God is Already There.
When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I just want to run away and hide. I’m not talking about the “lock myself in the bathroom for 30-minutes” hiding, I’m talking about the “I don’t even want to take my phone with me,” hiding. The kind of hiding where I don’t want anyone to find me. Most times it’s… Continue reading Let the Son Shine In
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
I stared at the grocery store shelf, hearing the nagging voice of my inner critic. Pick the most economical. After studying the price tags, I started to grab the jar with the lowest price per ounce. You should choose one with lower calories. I examined the nutrition labels and hesitantly placed my hand on a… Continue reading When Being Perfect Isn’t Perfect, A Guest Post by Barb Fox