Welcome or Wanted

Welcome or Wanted

I was speaking with a young friend recently who shared her heart about feeling welcome but not necessarily wanted in her friend group. She explained that when they all gathered she enjoyed herself. She thought of herself as part of their group, but then thought it...
The Beauty of Belonging

The Beauty of Belonging

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. — C.S. Lewis Part of being human is to sometimes feel like we don’t belong. Conjuring up memories of middle school might...
Looking Into Brokenness

Looking Into Brokenness

Recently, I was granted the privilege of leading worship for a Women’s Connection gathering where I attend church. Though I had been preparing for it, it was not on my mind when I had the experience I want to share. It reveals such a beautiful picture of the heart of...

Resisting the Domino Effect

When I asked the Holy Spirit what I could write on today, I heard, “Your mom.” My mom? What about my mom? He said, “What do you like about your mom?”  The first thing that I thought of is that she stops the domino effect.  My mom has had her fair share of trials,...

The Ugly Weed

Overcoming Fear with God’s Love  (An excerpt from Rest for the Weary)             My struggle with fear began when I was just four years old. My friend Sarah had convinced me to explore a stairway...

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