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Showing posts from April, 2016

Soul Food

I'm going back a few years with this post, but it's more relevant to my life than ever...

What is it about doing something we love that so energizes and refreshes us? What is it about seeing something beautiful that deeply touches us and makes us stand in wonder or break down in joyful tears? 
Over the summer, I've been reading Kris Valloton's Spirit Wars: Winning the Invisible Battle Against Sin and the Enemy. It's been very refreshing to be reminded that who I am is made up of three interwoven parts: my spirit, my soul, and my body. When one part is being affected negatively, every part reacts. I know that when I spend too much time indoors, my body aches for fresh air and exercise and that when I eat too much or too little, my body reminds me with tummy upset or dizziness. I can feel in my spirit when I've gone a day or two without being in the Lord's presence because I start craving that intimacy with him. But when I start feeling sad, hopeless, and lonel…

Growing Pains

The last few years for this family have been hard. Following a dream and following God have not been easy. We have met new friends in new cities only to have to say goodbye again. We have been without a stable home and without a church family. We are lonely and tired of moving and ready to dig our roots deep in one place. 

On top of everything else has been what I call "marital puberty." It's the fact that my husband and I have been trying to live our individual lives while being married. The only way I can explain it is by describing the difference I have felt the last few months. Something has shifted in my mind and I believe in my husband's as well. I have started seeing he and I as a team and not as two married individuals. And even though our daughter is three years old, I've just now started seeing us as a family, instead of two individuals who share a kid.

I know it sounds strange, but it explains all our frustration and loneliness over the past few years. W…

Kings For a Day

(Back in January I pledged to keep up more with family and friends this year. I've also pledged to live fully in each moment and not let social media or technology dictate my time. I apologize that this means less posts for my readers, but I don't apologize for my decision. I hope that this means I can inspire a few of you out there to do the same!)

Recently my husband and I got to spend some much needed time being spoiled by another married couple. They cooked for us, prayed for us, and encouraged us with their love for each other and for the Lord. We left their home refreshed and with bellies and hearts full and looking forward to our next time together. I had no idea going into their home that I would be so changed by their love.
In my life, I see myself as the one that encourages others. Even in our marriage, my husband and I are always giving to others. We love doing it, and it's one of just a few things we actually have in common. 
It's extremely difficult for me to…