These earthly relationships of marriage and parenting (and even intimate friendship) put us in a place where we must consider our own wants and needs last.
Of all the character flaws that I possess, the greatest is a lack of perseverance. Giving up is easier than enduring, or so it seems in the moment. Ironically, the times when I do demonstrate perseverance are not good. I persevere in my anger when I feel I have been wronged. I persevere in my … Continue reading Perseverance
Kindness is not an easy feat to accomplish. Especially in the face of six year old tantrums, misbehavior, and exhaustion. Especially the exhaustion! Today starts Day 12. That means I'm 1/3 of the way there. Read the original post here. But I'm so far from getting there. And here's the problem. Kindness is not always … Continue reading The Kindness Challenge
I apologize for the lack of posts lately. We have been completely out of routine and I have had little time to just sit in the quiet and reflect, let alone compose my thoughts into writing. But this morning, I was reading in Psalm 17 and verse 3 hit home so hard that I must … Continue reading Tested, and Found Guilty
Two days later, God called my bluff. Not that I had said something untrue, but that I expected my child to believe and live in a way that I was not.
"Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy." Proverbs 28:13 "Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." James 5:16 "If we confess our … Continue reading Confession