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be careful what you wish for. | the testing and developing of spiritual gifts through trials and suffering. 

Have you ever heard the phrase, “be careful what you wish for?” Mm. I have. And I’m pretty confident I’m living it (and I don’t say that bitterly at all). But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control… (Galatians 5:22-23 NLT)… Continue reading be careful what you wish for. | the testing and developing of spiritual gifts through trials and suffering. 

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to the mothers disappointed on the day after Mother’s Day. 

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Technically, it was my eighth Mother’s Day if you consider my very first Mother’s Day the one that happened in 2009 when I was pregnant with my oldest. It was my fourth Mother’s Day since I met my husband and my second since I married him. This was my first Mother’s… Continue reading to the mothers disappointed on the day after Mother’s Day. 

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what to do when deliverance isn’t coming. 

***originally published on Whole Magazine November 6, 2014*** I’m not quite sure how to approach this topic, because depression is indeed a sensitive subject and I’m no licensed, or even an educated counselor. What I am, though, is a follower of Christ who also happens to suffer from depression. It is actually a perplexing paradox… Continue reading what to do when deliverance isn’t coming.