Tag: spiritual growth

exactly what I needed…

This morning I was having a difficult time focusing on my task at hand (because, after all, I AM a task oriented person…). Task?  My quiet time. I know, I know, completely WRONG way to think about spending time with God.  Completely.  I admit that.  Some days, though, when there are 5 million things running …

My life through Colonia eyes…

Last night I returned from a trip across the border to a Colonia in Reynosa, Mexico.  Although I am sure there is absolutely ZERO chance I could ever communicate everything I want to, I’m at least going to try a bit… because as the minutes pass by, I keep having the faces and sights of …

conviction vs. condemnation

One of the words that gets bandied about in Christian circles is “conviction”.   “I was convicted to do such-and-such”, “I was convicted to stop doing such-and-such”…  it’s a common term. How many, though, realize (or can adequately describe) the differences between conviction and condemnation?  I know I have heard many people use the word …

God made my resolution for me

This year, I did not make any “New Year’s” resolutions.  At the ripe ‘ol age of 30, I had determined that they were not only silly, but they were just not going to happen.  I had no idea at that time that the Lord had in mind great ideas for change in my life… regardless …

“season of life”

I have been a mother for four-and-a-half years.  Over the course of those years, I have become accustomed to hearing, and saying the phrase, “it’s just my season of life”.  I have referred to others (mainly when trying to comfort them!) that their “season of life” will not last forever.  The adjustment to parenthood is …

an opportunity…

Went to Whole Foods today.  Had to pick up some laundry detergent, and that store is the only one nearby that carries the specific brand I use for washing cloth diapers. On the way there, stopped at a red light, and a homeless man was standing practically right outside of my window.  He was leaning …

A Christian Response to Emotion

I am one emotional chick.  I cry easily in sappy movies, I flare up in anger at the drop of a hat (or spilled cup of juice…).  You name the emotion, I’ve probably felt it within the past week or so. This week I’ve been working on my Bible study, and what is it about???  …

it’s good that I can already see some good

Wow.  The best Wednesday of my life:  the Wednesday my son was born.  The worst Wednesday of my life, last Wednesday, April 29th.  On this particular Wednesday immediate  family (parents, siblings)  was shaken with some news that while not completely surprising, was still devastating.  One of those things looking back, it’s easy to see the bread-crumb …

My “Things I Don’t Want To Be” List

I have a bloggy friend, who also happens to be a friend “in real life”.  We went out to eat last night, just to chat, and catch up.  We talked about a lot of things, but, as the conversation usually does, things turned to talk of kids, and babies, and possible future pregnancies.  She and her …

crash and burn

Uggghhhh… another confession.  But, it’s necessary.  What is in the dark will stay in the dark… and then will be with me forever!  With that said… I’m still anxiously awaiting the call from my husband telling me he’s no more than 20 minutes away from home.  It’s 10:40PM on Sunday night, and I haven’t seen him …