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Sisters Beside Me

“Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” – Albert Camus As I sat in my room yesterday evening, I pondered the wild reality that God truly has given me all the desires of my heart. That’s not to say life doesn’t present me with countless trials day after day, but when … Read More

3 Tenets of a Forever Marriage

It’s been an incredible journey these past few years, learning how to be a godly woman, a good wife, and an intentional mother. I’ve been with my forever husband going on four years years now. And when I say FORVER HUSBAND, that’s a statement I am very confident in saying. But my current understanding of marriage and foreverness is actually quite new and revolutionary to me. The idea of marriage … Read More

Saving Her Pilgrim Soul

My God, my soul is weary. My heart is tired and my body broken. Now I walk this narrow path, full of labors untold, this journey of devotion and service, ever working for the glory of You who has saved me. Lord, in Your mercy, give me strength to continue. This solitary path, an oath of loneliness and poverty, down the ever winding roads of sorrow. I am a wanderer, a pilgrim soul. Physically … Read More

Just Stop: On Breaking the Cycles of Pain and Anger

Please, just stop. The cycles of anger, resent, hatred, abuse, cruelty, self loathing, war. They pass from one generation to the next. Between people, between families, between couples, between neighbors, between nations. Until someone just decides to stop. To not put their ego and need for control above compassion. To take responsibility for their own pain and their own healing. It is true, as Will Bowen puts it, that “hurt people hurt people.” But someone has to … Read More

A Marriage Worth Showing Our Children

“As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.” – Rachel Cusk 12 months of motherhood. It’s hard to believe. January 18 marks my baby’s first birthday. And the past year has been probably the … Read More