Suffocating. That's the word that comes to my mind when I think of fear. I'm talking about heart racing, whole body shaking, short of breath kind of fear-- sometimes over something legitimate, sometimes over something totally irrational. Overall, fear is the feeling of being totally and utterly out of control. I've pretty much let fear… Continue reading Fear
Do you have family that lives far away? Or maybe a really close friend? I do. Both of my sets of grandparents live in Colorado, and so do most of my cousins. That's 1,300 miles away from where I live! Of all the very best friends I've had over the years (about 5), 3 of… Continue reading The Things I Forget about God’s Love
Whether or not your family celebrates Halloween, chances are you've carved a pumpkin or two in your life. I have lots of fond memories of going to the pumpkin patch (or the grocery store) to pick out the perfect pumpkins. We always harvested the seeds and roasted them. As a little kid, I remember drawing… Continue reading The Pumpkin Parable
Today I'm going to share some exerts from a book I'm reading by Elisabeth Elliot, and some thoughts of my own afterwards. They are all primarily about suffering and God's sovereign hand in it. I pray that these words will encourage you this morning. "Have you noticed those two verses in Psalm 147 that juxtapose… Continue reading On Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
Yesterday it snowed. And when I say it snowed, I mean it snowed. Eight whole inches, maybe more. And trust me, that's a lot where I come from. I woke up yesterday morning to a beautiful sight out of my bedroom window: my backyard, covered in snow. We haven't had snow like that in a long time. It was… Continue reading Snow Day!