Divisive Love

“I love you,” my 7 year old daughter cooed……. ……..as an invisible fist punched my soul. I don’t consider myself a jealous person – but it’s what struck me in that moment. My daughter’s affectionate words were not meant for me. Or her dad. They weren’t for a sibling (wouldn’t that be great though??). Not…

Where It Should Have Begun

I’ll be honest. It’s been hard to stay focused and motivated on my health journey this summer. And the results are telling. I haven’t gained back all I’ve lost, but I just haven’t made much more progress. But it’s left me wondering why it’s been a struggle of late? The deeper I dig into that…

A Breath of Love

Who knew a short walk would be so difficult? Our family recently visited Yellowstone National Park. We were awed by the magnificence of it all – the deep blue hot springs, yellowish and auburn rocked grand canyon, vibrant wildlife, shooting geysers, and bubbling mud pots. But, I remember one short hike in particular; though, not…

A Mother Marked By Christ

Everyone has an opinion of what it looks like to be a good mom. You’ve probably heard all sorts of different, maybe even contradictory, advice. You’ve read some parenting books and practically memorized “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “What to Expect the First Two Years.” (I might know this from experience) 😉 But…

Where Hate and Love Collide

I hate the evil in this world. I hate what happened in Orlando, and Paris, and San Bernadino, and New York. I hate the fact that there are false religions that preach death when the true God is the Creator and Sustainer of Life. I hate that millions of voiceless lives have been snuffed out…

Dear Tired Mom,

I’m tired too. I can’t remember the last night I slept through without waking up to tend to a child. I’m worn out by the emotional demands of trying to do what’s right when all my kids do is what’s wrong. I understand the non-stop demands of nurturing and caring for your family. And the…

Stuck

It’s been a few weeks since I have written an update on my health journey. I guess the primary reason is that not much has happened. I weighed in again today, as I do every Wednesday, only to find I’m stuck at the same weight I’ve been at for the last three weeks. It’s most…

Misplaced Love

Have you ever experienced the oh so gentle, yet precise, piercing of God’s truth through your soul? I recently received a new piercing; one that is still a bit tender. You see, I’ve been on this Love Quest for 2106, seeking to learn more about God’s love and how to better love Him and others. I…

Faulty Feelings

Today, my feelings deceived me. As I woke this morning, I groaned at the thought that today was Wednesday – Weigh-In day. I certainly wasn’t feeling any lighter than last week; truth be told, I felt as if I had gained a couple pounds. Did I really have to weigh in today?! If it weren’t…