From Tears of Hurt to Tears of Joy

I hate my weaknesses. I hate my infirmities. I hate the areas in which I struggle, the areas in which I fall short, the areas in which I fail. I want to be in control. I want to be able to take care of myself. I don't want to mess up. I want to be perfect. It's a…

Baby Steps: Healthy Habits for the New Year!

Bad habits are difficult to break. And new, healthy habits are hard to make! But I want to begin this New Year with a few goals--baby steps--that will help me live more healthfully in 2015. I've tried dieting, and it didn't work for me. I've thought about those weight-loss pills, but something always holds me…

Don’t Be Afraid to Crawl

"Like a new born baby Don't be afraid to crawl..." As I drove home tonight after meeting with my family and a good friend, I heard a song that has always been special to me. The lyrics speak to me, in their honest simplicity--but it was a single line of those lyrics that jumped out at…

[Un]welcome “Talents”

When Dr. Moon, of Brighton, England, was suddenly struck with blindness, he said, "Lord, I accept this 'talent' of blindness from You. Help me to use it for Your glory so that when You return, You may receive it 'back with interest' [Matthew 25:27]." Then God enabled him to invent the Moon Alphabet for the…

So Much to be Thankful For

I have a lot to be thankful for right now. Things that I have been worried about are being worked out. Are they perfect or exactly where I would want them to be? No--but what is important is that God is hearing my prayers and working in my life and the lives of those I…