When Suffering Became a Gift

Ah, here we are in 2015 and I can happily announce that I am delighted to enter a new year. Although I grew significantly in my spiritual life and relationship with God, I am relieved to have this “fresh start.” For some reason, when the clock strikes 12am on New Year’s Day, we immediately feel […]

Submitting Control

My friends and I used to ask each other in high school which part of ourselves we would change if we could…it was probably a very unhealthy game that rooted in a lot of self hatred. But I actually had this thought today, where I wondered what my answer would be now. It wouldn’t be […]

Count Your Blessings

Blessings are all around us. But, how often do we stop to thank God for them? How often do we find ourselves too busy to even recognize the blessings? There are days that go by when I don’t take the time to thank God for the things He has blessed me with. I heard a […]

Endure Better

“For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.” Hebrews 10:36 I remember life in big moments. The moment I went to college. The moment Chad asked me to be his girlfriend. The moment he asked me to be his wife. The […]

Life Is A Marathon For Christ

I have never run a marathon or even a 5k. I am not a runner. I am not even competitive. I’ve thought about all it would take to run a marathon. It would take a lot of practice, great determination, a huge willingness to finish, and lots of endurance. Even if you want to quit […]

Chasing the Wind

A few years ago, I decided to take some old junk from Goodwill and give it a new style. They call this up-cycling and I have been really impressed by some of the things that I have seen up-cycled. I had a few successful pieces and got this bright idea―what if I did this for […]

Enduring to Finish Well

I don’t know about you but every time I think of endurance, I think of all the runners out there. In my mind, I picture the numerous colors of running shoes as they run the trails before them. I’m fortunate to have two runners in my family and find it intriguing they prefer running a […]

Life Unexpected

I don’t know about you but one of the hardest things I have ever done in my life is be a mother. Not just a mother but also a wife. I remember picturing it as a child, I pictured this perfect house, husband that looked like (I don’t know if I should mention it or […]

Reaching Out

  I have often thought of myself as a (physically) strong person. I have always been relatively active and I excel in areas of endurance. I have competitively run five half-marathons. When someone finds out that I have run these races, they are impressed. The completion of such a task seems daunting to most who […]

May Angels Lead You In

  I am sitting here, my heart aching for a sweet friend. Scratch that, she isn’t just a friend, best friend…she is more like a sister to me. We can go days to weeks without talking to each other, but we can pick up right where we left off. When something happens in our lives, […]

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