The Ending You Expect Isn’t Coming—and That’s Okay

The Ending You Expect Isn’t Coming—and That’s Okay

Shifting back to life as normal may be harder than we expect—at least it was for me as I embraced life after chemo.

I foresee a similar future when Coronavirus is finally halted. A period of time where we can take a collective deep breath.

We can push past all that has been or we can use it to light our path forward into the unknown future.

Leaning into Lament in Acknowledgement of Pain

Leaning into Lament in Acknowledgement of Pain

It’s Holy Week and the heaviness felt around the world weighs even more as we reflect on the suffering Jesus endured on our behalf. Collectively, it feels like the world is groaning under the weight of it all.

In the heaviness, I’ve found solace in acknowledging that it is okay to groan to God about the pain and suffering taking place through the practice of lament.

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.

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.

Remember How Far You Have Come

Remember How Far You Have Come

On the verge of quitting something good, the practice of reflection saved me. The strength to press on grows within us as we reflect on where we have been and what we have made it through.

Reflection allows us to count the fruit of the weeks, months, and years past. If you are struggling to keep going, don’t forget to remember just how far you have come.

Steps to Grow into Who You Were Made to Be

Steps to Grow into Who You Were Made to Be

God worked behind the scenes to help me break free from lies I have believed for a lifetime. It all led up to the day I realized: leaving my job allowed me to step away from who I believed I was and move toward who I was made to be.

By showing me the gifts He gave me to steward, God worked in unexpected ways; He might be doing the same for you.