Friday Affirmation: Fall

Father, You control all. You speak, and the snow falls. You speak, and the world was created. You speak, and there is life. When my life feels out of control, help me remember is that all You have to do is speak and the world changes. My world changes. You are here. And You say…

Friday Affirmation: Joy

Father, in this season of remembering Jesus’s birth, joy can overwhelm us. But it can also be a season of remembering all we’ve lost. Help us to find You and Your joy in all circumstances. That in all things we count it joy. That we would keep our gaze fixed on You and be filled…

Friday Affirmation: Light

Father, thank You that You are light. In a world that so often looks dark and it’s easy to lose sight of You, You are the light that reaches out to all. As the days are short and the nights are long, help me to see You in each of my days. Help me reflect…

Friday Affirmation: Refuge

Father, the idea of a refuge is wonderful. Sometimes life feels like I’m in a tower under siege, dodging one arrow after another. The thought of seeking refuge with You sounds wonderful. Can You help me create that sense of refuge as I see You this season. Thank You for being that refuge I can…

Friday Affirmation: Stillness.

Father, as I type the word STILLNESS I try not to laugh. In this season of the year? When life overflows with doing and busyness, with activities and expectations, with a to-do list and pressure. When did we lose You in the season that celebrates You? Help me find You in stillness this season. Open…

Friday Affirmation: Harvest without Cease

Father, You promise the fields are ripe for harvest. I long for a harvest of fruit in my life. It’s felt like a season of floods. A season of life overwhelming me. But I long to see You bring a harvest without ceasing. One that honors You. CLICK TO TWEET: Father, I long to see…

Friday Affirmation: Hope

Father, thank You for the hope You have for me. Our world needs hope. My world needs hope. I need hope. Lord, please show me Your hope today. Help me fix my hope solely on You. You are the perfect source of hope for all of my days. Amen. CLICK TO TWEET: Lord, please show…

Friday Affirmation: Seasons of Life

Father, thank You for the promise of seasons. Some days it is so easy to get focused on the mess of here and now that I lose sight of You and seasons. Would You send me a reminder today that seasons change? That the season I’m in today is not the season I will always…

Friday Affirmation: Peace to no End

Father, thank You for peace that never ends. Thank You that despite¬†everything that is happening in the world, I can rely on Your peace. Lord, our world needs peace, but I need peace, too. I need to know that You and Your peace are available to me on the road I’m walking today. I need…

Friday Affirmation: Blessed

Father, You are a God who blesses abundantly. The harvest season reminds us of Your provision and Your abundance. Could You help me experience Your abundant provision?

Finding Community in a Sea of Red

This weekend, my family and I did one of those crazy road trips. We left Indiana at 10:30 in the morning and drove all day to Lincoln, Nebraska. There we spent time with family all with the excuse of a football game pulling us to town. Then Sunday morning the kids and I drove back…

Friday Affirmation: Season

Father, as the trees change color and the kaleidoscope of fall color explodes around me, could You help me find my season in life? It’s so easy to feel like a season is never ending. Whether it’s changing diapers, a job that never ends, feeling worthless or over-looked, they are all season. I want to see You in this season of my life. Open my eyes to see You.

God’s Sweet Gentleness

October 15th is miscarriage loss day. It always brings pain to the surface, a pain that isn’t too far removed from my days. I’ve had two miscarriages, two precious children I don’t know this side of heaven. Last year God gave me another slice of peace about the process, so today I wanted to share…

Friday Affirmation: Story

Father, I have a story, but sometimes it is so hard to see. Yet I know it is critical to discover my story, because my story is my testimony of Your movement in my life. Revelations 12:10 says we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Would You reveal my story to me? Would You reveal the way You see my story to me? And where I have confusion or uncertainty about whether You can use my story, would You show me how You can and are?