If you know me and follow my blog regularly, you know I am typically a very happy and positive person. My posts 9/10 times are about finding happiness and spreading that joy to others. Well, unfortunately, I have hit that place of deployment where I am starting to feel like I'm losing my zest. I'm… Continue reading Monster Mom Attacks: Rekindling the Relationship with My Son During a Stressful Deployment
I woke up this morning to the news that Billy Graham passed away. For some reason, I haven't been able to get it off of my mind ever since. No, I've never met him. No, I've never really followed him or studied him. And, yet, I can feel the loss. It's almost embarrassing to admit… Continue reading Following in the Footsteps of Billy Graham
What if I were to ask God for help as much as I ask Alexa?
It's tempting to just give up or feel discouraged when we are in the dark. But, it's important to remember God does His best work when we are in the dark.
It's been a pretty emotional couple of days here in Hawaii. Saturday morning at 8:08 (which just so happens to be our area code), Hawaii was woken to the Emergency Alert System blasting our cell-phones with a terrifying alert! Road alerts were flashing the warning. Sirens were blaring. The news announced the bomb threat. Twitter, Facebook...you… Continue reading A 2nd Chance at Life: Hawaii’s Ballistic Missile Warning
As I sit down to write today, I must admit, I'm a bit frazzled. We are preparing for a flight back to the mainland and it's left me quite moody (just ask the kids!) It's not that I'm worried about the traveling itself. I'm not even worried about traveling alone with the kids. I'm far… Continue reading OCD…An Idol?
Wellness Wednesday Being wonderstruck.... Wonderstruck can be defined as experiencing a sudden feeling of awed delight or wonder. This past Sunday, my pastor John Burgess gave a great sermon about being wonderstruck. It's left me thinking all week about things in life that no-longer leave me feeling "wonderstruck." The things I once found jaw-dropping and yet… Continue reading Finding That Wonderstruck Feeling Through Serving Others
My sweet blogging friends at A Fractured Faith wrote about "why do you get out of bed in the morning?" To quote them, "Some mornings both the flesh and the spirit are unwilling when it comes to rising and facing the daily grind. " This had me cracking up! It's soooooo true! I am one… Continue reading When God Needs Your Attention at 5am
Identity Poetry On the surface, I am a strong person. On the surface, I am brave. On the surface, I am well versed. Yet... Underneath the layers, I am weak without Him. Underneath the layers, my bravery comes from Him. Underneath the layers, my brain is a web of thoughts. He...completes me. He...meets me where… Continue reading My Identity (Poem & Bible Journal)
But, how does He see me...the real me...deep inside?