Advent Week 1: Rejoice in Salvation

I used to struggle with fear – irrational, improbable, sometimes paralyzing fear. I would beg God to remove this thorn. I asked repeatedly for Him to release me from this struggle, but He didn’t. One day, while in a mom’s small group, another mom shared how she overcame her fear: she memorized scripture. I foundContinue reading “Advent Week 1: Rejoice in Salvation”

Square One

My husband and I stood on the beach with our two oldest children. We had been looking forward to this getaway for months. We stood there, holding hands with our daughter and oldest son as waves rushed up the sand, covering our toes with icy water. “Let’s go farther!” my daughter exclaimed. We shuffled forwardContinue reading “Square One”

Better is Better

I was determined to do one fun outing over spring break. It had been a rough couple weeks: an epic stomach virus for my oldest then a flooded laundry room. Seriously. I can’t make this stuff up! Most of spring break was spent with ten industrial fans and two dehumidifiers running. Suffice to say myContinue reading “Better is Better”