Making Peace with your Mirror

Making Peace with your Mirror

“Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?” With magazine covers, red carpets, and a multi-billion dollar fashion industry, this famous line from Snow White is a question and answer we are forced to wrestle with from the time we are little girls.

I have a daughter. Did I mention that yet? I have three strapping sons and then a surprise fourth pregnancy produced a daughter. As I gaze down into her three-month-old eyes, I tell her how I see her.

“You are kind. You are beautiful. You are my pretty girl. My precious one.”

My heart breaks to think that potentially one day she will look in the mirror and believe the antithesis of these truths. That like me, instead of seeing God’s glory in her appearance she will see garbage.Continue reading

Have You Taken Back What Was Stolen?

Have You Taken Back What Was Stolen?

Long, long ago there was a theft of drastic proportions. Something of great worth was stolen. One day Eve, the first created daughter of God, was strolling through the garden without any feelings of being defective, unacceptable, or fundamentally damaged as a woman. She had no shame. Yet, that was about to change.Continue reading

Awakening the Soul

Awakening the Soul

Christmas can be an overwhelming time. Life and lights swirl around us but our hearts often decide to just stop. We can feel emotionally dried up or dead if you will, just going through the motions. I’ve been there just ask my husband.

Sadly, this is anthesis of what we should be experience, and yet this is where the Christmas story begins.  Continue reading

When the well is dry…

When the well is dry…

Faith can be work. Love can be labor. Hope can get long,” writes Beth Moore in Children of the Day. 

Does that resonate with you?

Are you in a season where faith feels like work? Loving someone is a labor. Your hope has had to endure. endure. endure. The wait has been long and your spirit may be waining.  The well is dried up but life keeps demanding springs of water to sustain your job, your schedule, and your family.

Well, what are we to do? Where are we to turn? How do we find a spring of living water to sustain our lives? How do we so go from surviving to thriving?Continue reading

You are invited…We are all Daughters

You are invited…We are all Daughters

It’s a big no-no in the blogging world.  Since last fall, I have only made 2 posts to my blog. However, I haven’t been blogging but I have been writing. Between waddling through my 3rd trimester of pregnancy and caring for our fourth addition since November, I have written my first ever full length bible study.

It’s called, Daughters: Your Identity Rescued, Your Value Restored

It grew out of questions I still had about who I was to God? Do I have value? What does he see when he looks at me? Does he really love me because I really struggle to feel it? Where am I secure? What is my worth? Do I have dignity?Continue reading