Tag Archives: expectations

May 30, 2017

There are times in everyone’s life when pursuing their calling—whether it’s raising children, running an organization, or attending college—can become tiring. When this happens, some people want to throw in the towel and give up. If this describes how you have felt, here are three […]

February 24, 2017

One of my good friends often says, “Never put a period where God puts a comma.” It’s her way of reminding herself to stay flexible to God’s rule and to submit to His sovereignty over her life. This can be especially difficult when we’ve got […]

October 25, 2016

As I write this post, I am somewhere over Kansas. At 36,000 feet, I often read the little magazines stuffed into the airplane seatback pocket in front of me. I am overjoyed that I just found an inspiring story in Southwest Airline’s Spirit magazine which […]

January 27, 2016

Have you noticed life has seasons? During the first ten years of my walk with the Christ, He went to work to heal my heart. I felt unwanted, unloved, unforgiveable, desperate, and I battled a huge spirit of rejection. I didn’t like myself; I was […]

November 30, 2015

Yesterday, as my husband and I reflected on our long Thanksgiving weekend with our family, we talked about the moments that blessed us most. We made Christmas cookies and decorated the tree. We sang songs, went out to eat, celebrated our daughter’s birthday, played games, […]

November 10, 2015

One of my coworkers sent me a true story of a Romanian prisoner who sued God and pinned injustice on Him. As I read it, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, but I was certainly struck by its irony. “God received different material […]

September 18, 2015

In my early twenties, I was grappling with common questions many college students face: “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?” and “How do I make my life count?” One early Sunday morning I attended church. At the end of the service, the pastor […]

September 11, 2015

A handful of years ago when I was single, I ran into an old friend at a coffee shop. After our short, but pleasant conversation which included the topics of her kids, husband, and what I have been doing in my career, she walked away […]

September 06, 2015

When I was single, a friend once called me and expressed how lonely and frustrated she was that God hadn’t delivered the top desire on her list: a husband. Never married and now forty, she was tired of praying and waiting. Most of all, she was […]

August 11, 2015

I bet there is something you have prayed about and desired for a very long time, maybe even years. You have wanted it for so long you have doubted God will ever answer. Maybe in your quiet—and honest—moments you have felt overlooked by Christ. And, […]

August 06, 2015

Last summer I drove from Atlanta, Georgia to a suburb on the west side of Chicago, Illinois with a minivan jammed full of my possessions. Once I arrived, I was immediately grateful for the new town I would become a resident of after I married […]

March 20, 2015

Imagine that I telephone you and say, “Hey, could you come over? I need you to go to the grocery store for me.” Now imagine that when you get to my house you ask, “Okay, I’m ready to go. What do you need from the […]


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