This is one of my first drawing/paintings I created. I’m fascinated with white bark birch trees because of the unique look they have. They have this white bark that few other trees have. It’s nice and smooth in spots, but when you look at the whole tree it isn’t entirely nice and smooth. There’s always … Continue reading Beauty in Your Brokenness
Looking back, I realize that I felt a slight distancing even before our daughter made her announcement that she was going to pursue a same-sex relationship. I attributed the distance to it being the beginning of her senior year, which was going to be a busy one, as she was still taking a full load--with … Continue reading No Matter What: Loving A Child Who Has Pulled Away
My identity was a foreign issue to me. I had no idea who I was because all the lies of the past still had their grip on me. I needed to realize that God created “me” for Himself. He put in me all the tools and abilities that I would need to live the life He had created me for.
I know some of you are already tempted to stop reading this article after seeing the title. I run into so many people that say "journaling just isn’t for me". If that is your thought, I hope to challenge your thinking just a bit so that you can see the benefit of journaling in your own life.
What are the steps God is asking you to take in this season? Be encouraged as you watch Erin's video.
My husband and I sat in our car that Sunday afternoon as I read aloud the letter our daughter had presented to us two days earlier, with the instructions that we read it together while she was at home—in case we had any questions. Sensing the weightiness of the letter's contents, we had put off reading it—till now.
It felt a lot like the analogy of drowning in the ocean. Every time I would pull myself up and drag myself away from the emotional ties, every time I thought I was finally free of it, that magnetic attraction would sneak up on me like an undertow at the beach, dragging the ground right out from under my feet. It was an exhausting process, one that left me feeling trapped and short of breath.