I am an emotional eater. The other day, I was upset so I drove my minivan through the McDonald’s drive-thru for some comfort food. I never get a Quarter Pounder hamburger, much less the whole meal (French fries and soda included.) But yesterday my heart hurt, so eat I did. I’m also an emotional… Read More What Do We Do With Suffering? #WordWednesday (Part 1)
Change in our lives affects how we celebrate holidays. Why does change have such an effect on us? Whether our change is caused by a move, a job change, or a loss of some kind, change can usher in grief. And grief can tear a big empty hole in our hearts that makes it difficult… Read More 4 Things to Do to When Change Makes Celebrating Hard
It’s been a heartbreaking, faith snatching, goodness shattering week. Honestly, I wanted to bury my head in the sand and not tackle the horrible in the world like the killing of fifty souls in Orlando, but I knew I couldn’t just close my eyes. We’ve got to face these giants head on. We can’t ignore… Read More How Do We Navigate the Waters of Fear and Hatred?
I’m in Israel this week. Yes, Israel. As I type these words I’m sitting in my hotel in Jerusalem where we arrived today. We’ve enjoyed two days in the beautiful Galilee area, and now we’ve come to the holy city. But before making our journey here today, we began our morning on top of the… Read More Sitting Where Jesus Sat
Psalm 139:23,24 (ALV- Andy Lee Version) It’s one of my favorite psalms and one of my scripture prayers I pray quite often. Yes, I struggle with worry at times and am constantly asking God to check my heart. Psalm 139: 23,24 was the “Bite” for yesterday, and though I’m very familiar with this plea… Read More Sneaky Idols