When God Could Use Someone Great, But Uses You

“You’ve got this.” These three words. Sometimes we just need to hear them. We just want someone to speak this assurance into our hearts. “You’ve got this.” That’s what I silently told myself the other day as I was scrolling through a bazillion images on Pinterest, Etsy and the like. Somehow, I have found myself helping to plan a new young mom’s ministry, … More When God Could Use Someone Great, But Uses You

The Courage No One Sees

They say courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes it’s soundless, invisible even. If we listen carefully though, everyone is battling something. And I know now, to never take for granted the struggles some people face, even when I can’t see them. For many years, I lived with what people would call an “invisible illness.” In the … More The Courage No One Sees

Suffering Well

Ian MacLaren, a noted Scotsman, once said these wise words of counsel, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” I think back to a time when I was going through a lot of suffering. It was a point in my life when I wanted to do so much, but I didn’t have enough strength to tie … More Suffering Well

Even Against the Darkest of Skies

The world seems to glow at Christmas, am I right? At what other time are there so many lights? Lights that frame our homes, storefronts, wrap our trees. Lately, as terror rises in the news and in our hearts, I am reminded of the true dark state of our world. Happy carols fill our nicely decorated homes, but this stark contrast remains – this is a broken … More Even Against the Darkest of Skies