Holding Accountable vs. Being Judgmental

Although we share core values and convictions, my husband and I were created with different personalities. He’s more compassionate and easy-going, while I tend to be more outspoken and critical. Sometimes I get tunnel vision and need his perspective to channel in my focus to the core truth. I have blind sides. We all do. […]

Who Told You That?

Confusion and discouragement bruise my resolve. Have I done enough? Did I obey? Was there more to this? What should I do now? In January I published my first book, Navigating a Sea of Emotions. The journey of listening, writing, and editing took two years, but I persevered through the dry spells and continued to […]

Caution: Authenticity vs. Oversharing

A few nights ago, I sat outside with some long-time friends, talking about kids and life. The question was posed, “How does a parent teach a child to be honest without disclosing too much (especially negative stuff) to everyone?” One friend shared this insight, “You have to discern whether the person asking ‘how you are’ […]

The Wonder of Courage

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” –G. K. Chesterton Okay, not another “war” post about fighting, Kristin. Seriously. We get the analogy already. Sorry, I write from my experiences, and wherever my heart is, I explore (even if the […]

Help to Make those Decisions

A few weeks ago our Bible study group discussed the various theological positions of God’s will: finding it, knowing it and doing it. Although we didn’t all agree on the details of discerning God’s will, we did agree that our God is an involved God who cares about the heart and character of His children. […]

Dear Tired One, Rest.

Last week I wrote a post, exploring some aspects of spiritual warfare (and how to fight it). Obviously, one can’t begin to span the depths in a few hundred words, but sometimes we just need a handlebar to grab into–some truth to motivate us onward. A friend thanked me for the reminders and I tried […]