Category Archives: growing pains

Dear One

Dear Weary Warrior, My concern is that you have felt that you have to “do it all” that you have to continue to fight the battle, that it is all up to you to win this fight. It isn’t. It … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What He wanted

Approximately ten years ago, my husband met his biological family for the first time. It was deeply emotional for him to meet his father and mother, then his siblings. His father was only nineteen when my husband was born, his … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gonna be trouble with a capital T

In June my mom came to visit and we attended a Living Proof Live event with Beth Moore. During an intermission, Mom and I went to check out the bookstore and I found a book by Elisabeth Elliot, Suffering is … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cracking the window

If you’ve been following along this past week, you know life’s been pretty gritty. I have been battling anger, brokenness, sorrow, and loss. I have cried, which is a sure sign that it is bad, and I have wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ, reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When it doesn’t stop

Some days life seems like a straight, flat open road, one just asking for windows down, radio up, and letting the simple things take over. Other days, whew, other days are like trying to drive on square wheels. Every bump, … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

While I am waiting

Life can be pretty messed up some times. I will take steps forward with something and then all of a sudden, someone comes and says, “HEY! That’s not the way I wanted you to do that!” Now here I am … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Self deprecation

A precious person in my life speaks of himself negatively. Whenever he is asked about his personality traits or other characteristics, he will say something that is self injuring in its very essence. He is not physically cutting himself or … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Potholes

Living in the Midwest means every spring road crews go throughout the city and refill the potholes that have formed during the winter. The potholes are often from the freezing, thawing, and moisture that has seeped into the cracks that … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where are you banking these days?

I have been waiting for some news for the past couple of weeks. At first, it was just something that was part of my day. I would occasionally check my inbox to see if there was an update and then … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking action

“Trust in the Lord and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He … Continue reading

Posted in growing pains, maturing in Christ, Walking by Faith and not by sight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment