How big is God? Is He bigger than all the hundreds of ways I messed up today? Is He bigger than the problem staring me straight in my face that I have exhausted myself trying to find an answer to? Is He bigger than the black and white facts that say "this isn't going to work"?Read More
faith in difficulty
When I was growing up, my family would often take walks in the evening and visit new neighborhoods close to us that were in the process of being built. We liked to walk through the unfinished homes when only the studs were up and try to guess what each area was going to be. I think this is when my fascination with the design and layout of houses began. Luckily, I married someone who shares that same fascinationRead More
I often wonder how it would have felt to wake up on Saturday, the day after Jesus was crucified. How do you get up in the morning when just the day before you watched hope die?Read More
Several months ago, I sat next to my husband on our living room couch, quietly crying in frustration and pain over the circumstances we found ourselves in the midst of. I wondered out loud for the hundredth time why these things had happened, when they were going to be resolved, and where in the world was God while all this was going on. Because I sure hadn't been hearing from Him much lately.Read More
Ever have those days when you feel like you're just not enough? I'd like to say I am asking for a friend, but I'm not (sigh).
Today was one of those days. And it wasn't just that I didn't feel enough, it was more of a cold, hard fact that I wasn't enough.Read More
It's always kind of awkward when someone forgets your name but it can be kind of painful when they just forget all about you entirely.
Especially when you were hoping they could help get you out of jail.
When you are stuck in a place you never wanted to be, don't deserve to be, and/or it feels like your dreams and your potential are slowly withering away - that's when you really, REALLY want someone to remember your name.Read More