Posts on Faith

Allow God’s Grace to Transform You

We spend tons of time feeling discouraged over what we are not. It’s easy to let the list of things loom over us, reminding us that we are lacking in so many areas. On top of that, we have friends or family members who can make us feel even worse by pointing out all of…

Dealing with Mood Swings

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dealt with mood swings. One day I’m laughing and making sarcastic remarks, and the next I’m angry if anyone dares to look at me. (Those days are usually around a certain time of the month.) I’m sure a lot of you can relate. Our poor husbands, right?…

Sometimes I Just Want to Be Angry

Sometimes I’m just too angry to pray. Sometimes I just don’t want my heart to change. I want to stay angry. I don’t want to be peaceful—I just want to scream. I want to scream at the top of my lungs and collapse into a puddle of tears. At times I can just feel the…

5 Comforting Verses for When You Feel Weak

Sometimes we just have to rest in the Lord’s strength Most of us are pretty good as staying busy. We focus on the millions of things that need to get done, and forget that our strength comes from God until we find ourselves dragging. We begin to feel edgy and start to lose patience. Everything…

Do You Still Love Me?

Last week there was something in the air It felt like I was having to discipline the kids more than usual. I was starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by it. It seemed like every ten minutes the kids were fighting or being disrespectful. All of my best efforts were proving useless. You know those…

Bono, Karma, and Grace

I am thankful that God’s grace outreaches my ability to completely mess things up. I lived the first couple of decades of my marriage trying to please God, and earn acceptance so I felt worthy. Instead of living under grace and assurance, immersed in the knowledge that I am loved regardless of my performance, I…

5 Fear-Fighting Verses

I think we all struggle with fear. It’s usually irrational, and whispers all sorts of things in your ear. It can leave your knees knocking and your heart racing. I have fought against this for years, and sometimes I feel like I can’t stand against it for another second. I avoid listening to the news,…