Grant Yourself Some Grace

Grant Yourself Some Grace

Grace. I’ve needed a lot of it lately. Grace for myself and grace to extend toward others.

Living in a culture that values achievement and believes more is better, I’ve noticed this show up amid quarantine—being encouraged to “make the most of this time” or use it as an opportunity to check off all the tasks on the to-do list.

While not necessarily bad, finding myself caught in the mentality to make the most of my quarantine, I realized I was lacking some much-needed grace—and that you might be too.

Hope for the Soul in Uncertainty (Playlist Included)

Hope for the Soul in Uncertainty (Playlist Included)

We are living in highly unusual and unprecedented times.

What will happen today?
What does all this mean for the future?

We are all processing these days the best we know how—often one day at a time, and frequently, one decision at a time.

May these words provide your soul with some hope during these uncertain times.

How a Prior Hardship Can Grant the Willpower Not to Give Up: A Lesson From Survivor

How a Prior Hardship Can Grant the Willpower Not to Give Up: A Lesson From Survivor

We seldom desire to credit hardship or suffering as a component that has shaped us into who we have become, but in my experience, it is what has led to much of my transformation. On television this past week, I saw how overcoming a former hardship helped foster the willpower to complete a challenging task.

Celebrate the Small Stuff

Celebrate the Small Stuff

Whether you too are fighting a rare disease or are dealing with some other form of hardship, we can use small wins to offer hope, to tide us over, and to build our confidence that God is at work.

When nothing seems to change in the big picture, it’s easy to get discouraged. But when we notice the small ways God is at work, it can build our trust in Him and our belief that He will guide us through what is ahead.

Rare Disease: What I Wish I’d Known Upon Diagnosis

Rare Disease: What I Wish I’d Known Upon Diagnosis

Rare diseases are rare and, yet, it’s not so rare to have one. Over 25 million Americans live with a rare disease (NORD).

I’m one of them. Maybe you are too—or maybe you know someone who is.

Living with a rare disease was never in my plans, but along the way, I’ve learned that beauty and suffering can coexist. Even so, there are some lessons I wish I had learned sooner.