Everyday Stuff, Purpose in Pain

Tell God Exactly How You Feel: He Can Take It! (Concerning School Shooting in Benton, KY)

I write this with a heavy heart in light of yesterday’s tragic school shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. Benton is a small town, tucked away in Kentucky farm country very near where I grew up. (In the photo below you can see Benton circled in green and my hometown in circled in blue. My family and I personally know some who were there and affected yesterday. )

There are no easy answers in a time like this. But I want to encourage all of you (myself included). To those directly impacted by yesterday’s tragedy. To the moms who hesitated when dropping your “babies” off at school this morning. And… (more…)

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Everyday Stuff, Holy Hormones!

For the Christian Mom Who is Losing Her Mind: You Are Not Alone!

Well, it has been awhile since I’ve done this, but here I am…2:30 a.m., and here I sit…me, my coffee, my Bible and my laptop. Those of you who have been with me for a while know that it is not unusual for me to have trouble sleeping for no good reason. But this time the reason is all too clear…ME!

Once again, my big mouth and my emotional overdrive have gotten the better of me. (more…)

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Everyday Stuff

Home Again: 17 Verses for Managing Holiday Anxiety

Beautiful photo by pintrest.com/jsvends

OK, here we go. How many are gearing up to see friends and family and maybe even some “frenemies” that you only see this time of year? How many of you have just the slightest tinge of dread? So often this time of year I hear horror stories and watch as fear and anxiety cripple so many strong, beautiful Christian women. Does something inside you threaten to revert back to that insecure, middle school girl when

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Everyday Stuff, Holy Hormones!

Losing it! – Using the Bible to Fight for Your Sanity!

Ever feel like you are losing it?! The walls are closing in. It’s like you’re drowning in a sea of exhaustion. Like you could fall apart at any minute, and it is all you can do to keep at bay the tears that continually brim your eyes? No? Anyone?

Trust me…It’s not always Hunky-dory Holiness around here! In fact,

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