Category: Faith

Fear Lied to Me

I used to have a strong relationship with Fear. For most of my life, I thought Fear was my friend. I carried Fear wherever I went, and believed what it said about my situation and surroundings. I believed Fear made me cautious and smart. I believed carrying Fear with me made me safe from any ...

I’m Always Angry

I really love movies about superheroes. For the past several years Dan and I have watched every Marvel movie in theaters on opening weekend or shortly thereafter. Sometimes we have gone to the theater more than once because we loved the movie so much. As soon as the movies are out on DVD, we quickly ...

This Shouldn’t be a Surprise

For the past two years, I have hosted a faith-based infertility support group in my home called Moms in the Making – Springfield. During this time, several women with different stories have shared their hearts. We have studied the word together and prayed together. We have celebrated together and we have cried together. The sweetest ...

The 2020 Word of the Year I Never Wanted

In early November 2019, Dan and I started talking about what our word of the year would be for 2020. This isn't the first time we have discussed a word for the year. In fact, we have been seeking God for a word to focus on each year since late 2014, and yet this year ...

A Thrill of Hope

It's the day after Christmas and, if I am being honest, I am glad this December is coming to an end. I have struggled a lot this month. It feels like everything I have put my hands to or planned has not worked out as I imagined it would. That mixed with a year of ...