1Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3He is like a tree planted by streams of… Continue reading Psalm 1 — There's No Room for Gray
I’m a wrestling mom. And—I cannot lie—I LOVE THE SPORT! But what I love most is what it teaches my boys. The confidence it’s helped them gain. The mental toughness it’s helped them create. The warrior mentality it’s brought out. Their practices are grueling! They always come out of the gym dripping with sweat, worn,… Continue reading Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!
Where do you go when it hurts? Who do you talk to? What do you do? I’m in a situation that hurts. I’ve gone to my prayer journal and poured out. (I’m definitely going to need a new one after this is all over and done.) I’ve vented and I’ve spewed. (I know, not so… Continue reading Irony of Control (Part 2): When it Hurts–Laying My Isaac Down
Control. It’s one of life’s greatest ironies, isn't it? There are a lot of different reasons we seek control, including: FearUncertaintyDoubt/self-doubtInsecurityPrideUnwillingness to submit to God’s plan The more we try to control something or someone, the more we realize how little control we actually have. Then out of pride, anger, frustration, and/or fear we double… Continue reading The Irony of Control (part 1)
During these 10 day I’m sending my son, Tyler, encouraging quotes and messages while he attends the JRob 10-day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. My goal is to inspire him, to give him something to hang on to when things get hellacious, when his asthma acts up, when his muscles are past burning and have… Continue reading Undone To Be Rebuilt For A Purpose
If you follow me on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) you know that my son Tyler is at J. Robinson 10-Day Intensive Wrestling Camp in Iowa. Through this week I am sending him words of encouragement, verses and devotionals, and inspirational quotes to help him dig deep—past the pain. Past the exhaustion. Past the bumps,… Continue reading Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal
Don’t you love how God works sometimes? A few weeks ago I removed my mask. I let you (and myself) see what lies underneath. Not so pretty. (Read Unmasked here) Since then, God’s been leading me to various social media messages, devotionals, and blog posts about waiting well and being in the wilderness. Not one… Continue reading “A Season With Deep Purpose”
But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted. (Matthew 14:30) Ever have one of those moments? Oh, today I'm there. No question. This verse is a pivotal moment in the recounting of Jesus walking on the water and Peter coming out… Continue reading HELP! I’m Drowning
Up until this past year, I haven’t jumped on the bandwagon of praying for a WORD for the year. Partly because I didn’t want to be sucked into a new fad but mostly because I didn’t see the point. I mean, what good can one WORD do? Then last August, my friend, Julie Holmquist, challenged… Continue reading DILIGENT. My 2019 WORD
2018 is gone. With all it’s highs and lows. Blessings and challenges. Victories and disappointments. When you look back over the year, what do you see? What thoughts are running through your mind? Emotions coursing through your heart? What is your attitude about saying goodbye to 2018? Good Riddance! I’m out. Bittersweet Laced with sadness.… Continue reading Musings on 2018. “TRUST Me.” & Top 5 Blog Posts.