job loss? worry + transformation

I could probably write one thousand posts on how this adoption process is challenging my insecurities and worries. I probably will write more than this one. A friend said the adoption process is transformative, and I have to say I wouldn’t mind some transformation in the worry department. I’m such a worrier. But friends, I’m… Continue reading job loss? worry + transformation

the rough patches

Lots of worries popped up again today related to this adoption process. When we’re asked about employment and finances, I get nervous. We’re not your typical adoptive family. We qualify, no doubt, but it’s not always clear cut. My husband is a med student, our income is small, and our financial situation will be undergoing… Continue reading the rough patches

my Bible study

I sometimes struggle to put into words ideas and concepts that are newly on my radar. Or not just on my radar, but even ideas and concepts that have become a big part of my life. So, please excuse my awkwardness. I’m from Iowa. Iowa, as a whole, is not very diverse. I stayed in… Continue reading my Bible study

Sunday mornings

When our church went to two services recently, we found that a week of getting up early left us wanting to sleep in on Sundays. We felt rushed by the time we made it to August Gate at 9a (er, 9:10a). So, now we’re happy 11a service-goers. This morning we ate puff pancakes with strawberry… Continue reading Sunday mornings

in bondage to them

“When you are with other people, you often lose sight of My Presence. Your fear of displeasing people puts you in bondage to them, and they become your primary focus. When you realize this has happened, whisper My Name; this tiny act of trust brings Me to the forefront of your consciousness, where I belong. As you… Continue reading in bondage to them

they don’t fuss

“Has anyone by fussing before the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? If fussing can’t even do that, why fuss at all? Walk into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They don’t fuss with their appearance—but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men… Continue reading they don’t fuss

perfectly fit to do

Job searching. Sharing weaknesses with my husband + friends. Questioning motives. Dreaming of the future. Making plans, forgetting to submit them to God, then finally submitting them to God. So many opportunities to err on the side of ease and comfort.  But God is making me into a better disciple day by day… “Our Lord’s… Continue reading perfectly fit to do

one little egg

When we moved into our apartment, the screen on our kitchen window was pushed up a bit. We left it, and I’m glad. This one little egg was sitting there this morning.  Such a sweet, simple reminder of the new life brought with spring, as well as this passage:  So have no fear of them,… Continue reading one little egg