Category Hope

Extravagant Hope

Do you have a hope to hold on to when life throws its hardest challenges at you?  Where do you turn when the world’s worst tragedies warp the days of your life?  What is it that gives you light in darkness and strength in weakness that is worth waiting expectantly for? Destruction.  Depression.  Division.  Darkness.  […]

Prayer for the Fearful Overthinker

Are you an overthinker?  Do you pick apart situations and conversations in loop fashion wishing you could have done something differently?  Do you play out multitudes of scenarios in your mind before facing a situation?  Do you get lost in your thoughts, straining to remain present in the moment, plagued by the past, devastated by […]

Persevering Through the Pruning

Do you like to have the correct answer?  Do you like to be right? I like to have the right answers.  I like to know what to do when.  I like the gold stars, the affirmation, the recognition, the satisfaction, and the achievements that come from it.  If something goes wrong, I like to know […]

Sustained Through Times of Strain

Ugh!  Is it only Tuesday? Tuesday is normally my favorite day of the week, but my first thought this morning when my brain started to stir before my eyes even opened was, “why is it morning already!” I’m going through this season where my days feel like an up mountain marathon and my nights feel […]

Light of the World

This morning I am sitting on my couch looking out my picture window onto a great frozen landscape.  There is a cold stillness in the air that would quickly bite my skin if I should step out onto our deck. It is the stillness prior to sunrise.  Because I live in a house with two […]