Fear just up and left. I am not kidding. I have felt it living in my bones. Crippling me at times. Needing to grasp and hold on tightly. The moment one of the kids gets into the car. When they are gone for long periods of time. When they want to go to a friends. The constant need for a call; to be in touch. To hear their voice. Secretly wanting them all in the house. In their rooms. Going no where. It has paralyzed me. And I didn't even know it. Looking back, it began the ... View Post
Are You Able To Look Forward?
No matter how you look at it. This life can be hard. It can be painstakingly beautiful, too. Sometimes it just seems like the pain rises to the top. Usurping the joy. Isn't that Satan's way? He wants to steal our joy. He wants to bring this world to it's knees. Missing the beauty of the redemption in Christ. Blinding us to that which is holy and good. It seeps in. A bad day at the office. Traffic. Money issues. Kids challenging authority. "Busy"ness; running from one kids activity to ... View Post
Letting Go Of Fear and Being Hope For Someone This Year
It's here. Another year. Looming before us. Choices. Unknowns. 2014 came and went. And here we are. Wondering. What will this year hold? Hope. It is a gift. One to look for and embrace. To grab hold of and seek. It is hope that spurs us on. Hope that reconciles the rough way. Right close behind is fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what is known. Fear can paralyze us. Blind us to truth. To a future. We are reminded to not fear. We are given a promise of ... View Post