As a child, Christmas day felt like the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. My parents divorced when I was very young, and mom’s single income was barely enough to make ends meet. But my father went all out (and probably into debt) for Christmas. He loved giving us lots of toys and […]
I could feel the pressure was rising in my chest, thanks to my pre-holiday anxious heart. I took a deep breath and sat down to write out my long list of to-do’s when I remembered how I had been here before. I thought about the year I ended up sitting on the floor in my […]
It had been a really hard day for me as a mom. Endless frustrations led to tears streaming down my cheeks and those tears led me to the end of myself, which is exactly where I needed to be.
I thought I was over the hurt, but as I slipped my thumb under the seal of the invitation to my 10-year college reunion I realized I had not forgiven her. During our last semester at school, harsh tones and accusing anger from a friend had been more than I could handle, especially in the middle […]
I sat in shock, listening to a friend describe how she had been upset with me for months. We served together on a large ministry leadership team at our church for years. Both of us had volunteered countless hours pouring our hearts and our lives into the women of our church. All the while, I assumed […]