We try so hard, don’t we? We want Christmas to be perfect. Perfect gifts for everyone. The prettiest decorations. The perfect Christmas tree. . . If you are feeling stressed trying to make it the best Christmas ever, stop for a moment. Give yourself some GRACE. It’s one of my favorite subjects, yet it’s… Read More Are You Expecting Grace or Something Else?
Lights can make the darkest night beautiful. They can be one color or many, twinkle or stare down the dark. They wrap around trees and homes and bring cheer to our hearts even those grieving. Some Christmas light displays don’t represent a holy night, but there’s something special that shining lights do. It’s more than… Read More You Are A Shining Light in A Dark World
We want the holidays to be meaningful. We don’t want to forget why we celebrate in the first place, but the hectic pace of the season can make it difficult to focus. Do you find yourself checking off the boxes of a to-do list this time of year? Big boxes, like: I love checking… Read More The Number One Way to Make Christmas More Meaningful
Empty Chairs . . . I love the turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, dressing, and green bean casserole. I embrace the cooler weather, gold and garnet leaves, and the almost naked trees. I love football and the Thanksgiving parade with Santa at the end, and I love gathering with family and friends–whoever can come. But… Read More When Celebrating Thanksgiving is Hard
Do you know what your calling is? Do you have dreams to do amazing things for God? A lot of us do. We’ve felt a nudge; we’ve heard a voice deep inside or seen a vision and believed God had invited us onto his team. But the “calling” isn’t unfolding like we’d hoped or planned. Mine… Read More When Your Calling Doesn’t Seem Valuable