My kids are on a break, so I’ll be taking a short blog break as well. In the meantime, here are a few links to some of my recent articles and posts:
At the Glorious Table- When Life Throws You A Game Changer
“Many of us are familiar with the cry of the desperate father in the book of Mark, ‘Lord I believe; help my unbelief.’ Those words have become memes, popular tattoos, and even common Twitter bio lines. But in seasons of real confusion and suffering, doubt in God can feel less like a friendly motto, and more like a prison. Mine is a season of uncertainty and I’m not a fan of it. Can I find God in the midst of this pain? I believe I can and somehow, simultaneously, I don’t…” You can read the entire article here.
At Hello, Dearest for MOPs- Poop and Glory
“You may be familiar with this saying from Jewish wisdom, ‘Keep two pieces of paper in your pockets at all times. On one write, I am a speck of dust. On the other, The world was created for me.’ The idea being that the divine and the ordinary are constantly merging. There is no greater example of the holy and ordinary merging than in motherhood. We devote ourselves daily to the divine tasks of sacrifice, humility, and human-making, all while having poop, spit up, drool, or snot on our hands, clothes, and even on our expensive rugs….” You can read the entire article here.
At FaithGateway – Return to Jesus. Again and Again and Again and Again.
“Perhaps you’re running from one romantic relationship to the next, looking for affirmation, looking to feel complete. Maybe you’re thirsting for approval from a pastor, teacher, parent, boss, or even a friend. Only Jesus, the Living Water, can fill you in such a way that you become satisfied and yet never grow tired of drinking deeply. Return to Him again and again and again. He is standing before you saying, ‘My daughter, I see you — all of you. Nothing is hidden from Me, and yet no sin or shame can ever change My love for you. I like you. I love you. I adore you. And I can fix your broken places….’ ” Read the article in its entirety here.
And if you missed it, don’t forget to read Laura Laughman’s inspiring story of Overcoming Shame for our No Sugar Coating series.
“I am 38 years old and have been living in shame my whole life, but never really realized it. I grew up in church and was saved at the age of 9. Even so, I can’t remember a time not being ashamed of my body. I’ve been heavy since birth. As a result, I was the butt of many jokes in my family. I always smiled on the outside but learned to internalize my feelings. I just accepted that there was something wrong with me….” Read the rest of her story here.
May you live without shame this week.