Struggles, scars and taking the hat off

I had a conversation with an 11-year-old girl last night who is going through things no child should ever have to face. As she vented about nobody possibly being able to understand what she's going through, I remembered my own childhood and feeling the exact same way. "You're right, kid. I can't possibly understand what … Continue reading Struggles, scars and taking the hat off

Three things to shift perspective

"It's just a hard season." I said this one day a few weeks ago and a trusted friend reminded me that it is always  a hard season with me. Ouch. It doesn't get anymore blatant than that. I walked away from that conversation feeling frustrated with myself. That's not the kind of person I want … Continue reading Three things to shift perspective

Ripping the roof off

One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing. And somemen were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; … Continue reading Ripping the roof off

“Not a mom.”

"Happy Mother's Day!" "Thanks, but I'm not a mom." That hurt a little deeper today than ever before. A year ago, I remember whole-heartedly believing I would celebrate my first Mother's Day this year. I remember thinking about what the day might bring from two teenage boys. I have been in the midst of an … Continue reading “Not a mom.”