Gifts of Hope

Gifts of hope for someone you know who could use some hope today.

Chances are we all know someone in need of a little hope – or perhaps you’re the one in need of hope. I truly understand how that feels. I wanted to put together a post with what I think are gifts of hope – gifts that will comfort, provide encouragement, and help us to remember […]


Standing by My Husband through an Addiction

Standing by my husband - One woman's brave redemption story of staying with her husband through an addiction.

This week, I’m honored to share a post form Angela. She reached out to me after reading one of my posts and said she had something similar. I’m so excited to introduce you to her, and I pray that her story is a blessing to you. At the end of the post, she has a […]


3 Ways to Overcome in a Troubled Marriage

I'm sharing 3 ways to overcome in a troubled marriage, because it really is possible!

When my life first turned upside down, my prayer was that God would somehow take my story – a troubled marriage – and use it to minister to others. I’m amazed at the many ways God is honoring that prayer. Alisa approached me about sharing a post in her Overcome series, and I said yes […]


4 Promises for a Broken Heart

If you are struggling with a broken heart, here is encouragement from God's Word.

I just told a friend that I wasn’t sure what God was doing – blogging here isn’t reaching people like it used to. I haven’t posted as much, but that was because of my crazy work schedule. I told this friend that maybe my niche was actually too small. After all, statistically, half of marriages […]


I Want to be Left Alone

Even in marriage, there are times when my pride takes over and I want to be left alone.

Have you ever shared something with a friend, only to have it come back to convict you? I shared the following post with Jen, then realized that I’ve been convicted by my own words. I hope that what I’m sharing here is more encouraging than convicting for you. *     *     * […]


Stepping Into the Light

Words of encouragement for those stepping into the light

Walking into the darkness can be difficult – whether it’s a physical, emotional, or spiritual darkness. Going from the light and having to adjust to the darkness takes some effort. We can’t move quickly, for fear of stumbling. Darkness, by nature, forces us to slow down, to move cautiously. We consider it easier to maneuver […]


10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Morning

10 surefire ways to jumpstart your morning when you lack energy and struggle with motivation.

I woke up this morning on the wrong side of the bed, feeling a little grumpy and a lot groggy. It was one of those dreary, rain-filled starts to the day that left much to be desired. I struggled to get out of bed, I struggled to get off of the couch, and I struggled […]


What if God Actually Answered My Prayer

His words startled me. Could be be that God actually answered my prayer?

His words caught me totally by surprise. I looked up from what I was doing to be sure I’d heard him. My husband has never been very definitive about anything, especially pertaining to our marriage, so his matter-of-fact response caught me off guard. My husband and I have had a rough few years. We’ve had […]


How to Survive a Spiritual Landmine

Practical advice for when you're tempted to throw in the towel because the spiritual attack seems too great.

It’s nights like this when we’re still transitioning to Daddy’s second-shift job, so this mama is taking care of all the homework, all the practices, all the kid needs and pet needs and food needs. All. The. Things. And of course, Daddy forgot to put the soccer equipment back where it goes, and he didn’t […]


If Your Light Has Gone Out {and you’re pondering divorce}

If you find yourself pondering divorce, if you feel that your light has gone out, please read this encouragement first.

I haven’t written much lately because I’ve been struggling to process something that I read. Let me start this post by saying that I fully realize that we all approach our decision-making differently, and God calls us all to different paths, and honestly, I don’t expect this post to win me too many new friends. […]