The Struggle is Real!

It was not my best effort in parenting. I was tired, hungry, and had no patience for craziness. But instead of responding, I reacted. You know what I mean? And truthfully, I was mad at myself. How can I expect my kids to behave properly when I still struggle with the exact same thing?! ThatContinue reading “The Struggle is Real!”

The Illusion of Control (and an Announcement!)

One of the most frustrating lessons Crohn’s has taught us has been learning to accept what you can’t control. I have spent most of my adult life believing I controlled way more than I did, and submitting to the control of a disease was not my idea of a good time. I wanted to keepContinue reading “The Illusion of Control (and an Announcement!)”

What’s So Great About Hope?

I had read these verses many times before, but the first time I remember living them were in the weeks after Kris was first in the hospital. Stacey Thacker texted me Romans 5:3-5, and I honestly grimaced. I looked at this process of suffering to endurance, endurance to character, and character to hope and thoughtContinue reading “What’s So Great About Hope?”

Can God Be Trusted?

It’s been a hard week. A really hard week. (And for the first time in a long time, not because of my husband’s health – he’s doing so well! Praise God and thank you for praying with us). In the mess and emotion of the week, I lost sight of God. I took my eyesContinue reading “Can God Be Trusted?”

Finally! Good News!

I must admit: Romans 1, 2 and the first part of 3 were not my favorite. A positivity girl, I squirmed and grimaced my way through those first 81 verses. I told myself, “not me!” I wanted to point the finger at others. I wanted to only see the good in me, the positive sideContinue reading “Finally! Good News!”