Faith / Spiritual Victory

How Comparison Keeps Us From God’s Best

On December 6, 2017

We all do it.  We compare ourselves to others.  We view something someone has or does as better than us.  And we feel jealous and insecure.  But then we compare ourselves to someone else and we find we’re better at something than them, and so we judge them and feel better about ourselves.  We’re continually trying to keep the scale…

Encouragement / Faith

5 Ways to Draw Near to God When He Feels Far Away

On December 1, 2017

You love God with all your heart and soul and mind, and then life happens.  Whether it’s the busyness of life, or something painful happened in your life, it’s not hard to find yourself not connecting with God like you did before.  God feels far away, and your desire to read your Bible or pray or go to church is…

Spiritual Victory

Savoring Grace

On October 9, 2017

The other day I attempted to make red velvet cupcakes.  From scratch.  I don’t know what I was thinking.  I’m not much of a baker or cook and hubby has a few stories he could share with you about epic flops I’ve had in the kitchen.  But somehow I got it in my mind to make red velvet cupcakes from…

Children / Special needs parenting

Encouragement For Special Needs Parents From Finding Nemo and Finding Dory

On September 3, 2017

I’ve watched Finding Nemo and Finding Dory multiple times, but it didn’t hit me until recently that both Nemo’s and Dory’s parents are special needs parents and they have different approaches to raising their children that have encouraged me in the way I parent my own special needs children. Nemo’s dad Marlin, is very fearful and overprotective, longing to keep…

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