I didn't want to wake up, but the bird outside wouldn't shut up. I'd reached an emotional low and I needed a proven solution that would help me.
“How comfortable am I supposed to be on this side of heaven?” The challenge of our earthly life is to wait for what we know will come but cannot be at present: consistency, constant safety, and social unity.
My tears are an expression of empathy: weeping with those who weep...Our current reality is overwhelming and I, and you, need to unload our stress.
The kids were naive. They didn't understand how their joking could hurt my son.
There are times when the people most vital to our care cannot give us what we need. It's a painful reality that often shapes our emotional development and taints our self-image.
We can fail and not be failures because God's redeeming work uses raising kids to take us through a journey of personal transformation.
May Guest Blog on Crossreads.com My backyard provides God such a wonderful backdrop for my education. Gardening teaches me that many of nature's processes mirror our struggles. Take weeds for instance. What a wonderful metaphor for life’s yucky stuff that embeds in our souls when we are not paying attention. I hate weeding. Our backyard …
The tragedy of emotional pain can happen to any of us. How can we as a company of sisters help each other not fall into a living hell?
Our view of God the Father is crucial to our wholeness. We can’t possibly run to a Father that we think is always criticizing us, watching us with a stern eye or ready to take away some of His blessings back for our bad behavior.