Sometimes life feels like you are drowning. The surface is so close, and you know light and breath are waiting, but you can’t seem to kick hard enough to break the surface before being pulled back down.
I don’t think you truly understand until you live it. I know I didn’t. Our brains are such magnificent works of God, but so very complicated. When we have trauma, or depression, or mental health issues, I feel like it leaves us saying “I just don’t understand” more often than we can imagine.
But what about the details… Imagine the specifics of this. Do you pound the nails from behind to get them out? Have the holes stretched from the weight of his body? What do you do with the bloody nails? When you are preventing Jesus from falling to the ground, does his crown of thorns dig into you? Imagine…
I don’t do politics. I don’t trust the media. I cringe at conflict over which candidate. Honestly, it all just makes me beyond frustrated. But, this week, it has been hard to avoid.
You all know that I am a huge advocate for Human Trafficking. Right? So, I get that I view things through an altered lens. But come on….. This Jeffery Epstein, Sex Island, Lolita Express, Underage girl trafficking thing…. It has me undone. Un.DONE.
Putting my words out there was hard… receiving some of the feedback was even harder. Maybe I didn’t do enough. Maybe I was a chicken. Maybe I’m not as bold as I think I am. The lies of the enemy came fast and furious.
How often do we allow ourselves to become silent because we aren’t sure that we can “do” anything; or what we “do” doesn’t really “do” anything?
As I share and people ask me this question I’m so surprised, because the natural assumption is that I need to go there to help the Haitian people. Truth is, I’m not sure I have a lot to offer to the Haitian people. But I AM SURE that they have a lot to offer me. God has made this clear to me.
You see, the size of the hole; it matches the size of the love.
Tonight as I look forward to tomorrow and Mother’s day, I’m humbled by the chance I get to be a Mom. And I’m grateful beyond words that I had a Mom that showed me so many things that warrant em
Life is hard. We are all going to walk through something hard. For some of us it is turmoil in business, for some it is marriage and relationships, some of us will have kids that make bad choices, and others will struggle with addiction or something else. But friends, here’s the thing… no matter what life throws at us, we all need a friend. Especially in the midst of the storm, we need a friend. We need to know that we are not alone and that even in the hard times we have people who care about us.
Today, you may be in a storm. Maybe it’s your marriage, or your children; you finances, or a hard situation in life. Whatever storm you are in, no matter how suddenly it blew in, God is making things beautiful. He is working. He’s not surprised, and he’s not snowed in. But he will make something beautiful out of dust.
Consider when looking for daycare how impactful the other families there are to you and your kiddos.
Kim says that God always puts together the perfect group of kids for her. I think it’s because she is intentional in praying for her kids. Reflecting on the week past, I’m praising God for the group of parent’s that I was able to witness last week, and for the group that was active when my kids were at Kim’s everyday.
It was time for us to leave. And Daniel was still right in front of me. I had not answers or options or safety for him. I couldn’t imagine getting up and walking away. Yet, I knew I had to. We walked over and I bent down to talk. Tom snapped a photo of us, for my sake, and I told him that I was still looking for help, but that I had lots of friends who would pray and that we trusted Jesus to provide answers. He smiled and said I know. With those words, I had to turn, and walk away. Join me… #prayfordaniel
Had the opportunity to share this piece over at Patheos. Praying for leaders in the business world is important to me. Is it to you?
Put together a vlog on my thoughts going into Labor Day weekend! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iHxh42MAIY