In contrast to years 2013 and 2014, I didn’t write at all about my one word for 2015 – hope. Partially because I sort of forgot. Partially because I was blogging less. Partially because I was busy. I thought about just leaving it in the archives and letting it die. But yesterday, I was driving … [Read more…]
What’s your testimony? What has God done for you? I’m unsure how to answer the questions posed by a trusted counselor. In the past the story of my testimony has been the “easy” answer to the church-ese question: When did you get saved? I’ve never shared the answer here because my testimony is so much … [Read more…]
I started out 2014 seeing a lot of hurdles to climb. I saw a lot of stuff within our home that was messy, hard, frustrating, and unpleasant. A lot of days looked hopeless. My husband was working a low-paying temporary job. We hadn’t yet learned how to navigate the veterans benefits system. I didn’t have healthcare. We … [Read more…]
I don’t know if I fully believe that hope can change everything. But at least for the last three days, I’ve felt a spark of hope.
And now this hangs above the very spot where I prayed a prayer out of complete hopelessness.
This is why I write vulnerably, raw, and exposed. To offer hope by letting people know that they aren’t alone.
Is life ever not messy? For the first time in days I actually find myself with a moment of quiet and access to my computer, but words are failing me to fully express the mess that has been my life, our lives, for the past few weeks. All I can say that it’s been messy. There … [Read more…]