hardship

eyes on the prize…

It is not easy being transparent about my struggles. I am well aware that it can make me look downright pitiful…and most of the time, I’m ok with that. I continue to share because I want others to see the POWER that is available to them if they press into Jesus. This is one of…

the Lord gives and the Lord takes away…

I’ve written this post 100 different ways in my mind, and I can’t seem to grasp the best way to do it.  Every time I sit down to write, I struggle. But I want share anyway, so please forgive my lack of eloquence. This morning, all I could think of is the verse in Job 1…

why my biggest challenge was also my greatest blessing…

This picture doesn’t tell the real story. It looks like my life was beautiful and happy. The truth is that a year ago, I was at rock bottom. I was battling postpartum depression and my 11 month old was battling colic…and we were both losing. Because of his around-the-clock fussiness, I rarely ventured out and…

the struggle and the glory…

I had a moment this morning. One of those moments… the really picturesque ones. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, I had a cup of hot coffee in my hand and all four of my kiddos were lined up on the front step for a first day of school pic. My three-year-old started…