How To Smile Through Life’s Disappointments

How To Smile Through Life’s Disappointments

This post was written before my church family suddenly and unexpectedly lost our dear pastor and friend, Bro. Jared Decker, on December 28th.  Reading back over it, I know it to be just as true today as it was before our tremendous loss and heartache.  This post deals primarily with lesser disappointments of life, but…

Live in the Eye of Your Storm

Live in the Eye of Your Storm

Life is full of stormy weather.  Those storms take many forms with differing strengths and duration and damage. Some storms blow in, stir things up, and quickly dissipate. A surprise visit, for example, from out-of-town relatives, who plan to stay with you, might be such a storm.  Not a life-changing storm, but one that would,…

I’ll Be Happy When…

I’ll Be Happy When…

I’ll be happy when… I’m out from under my parents’ authority. I graduate college. I have more friends. I have a steady boyfriend. I have more of a social life. I get married. I have a child. I get a better job. I make more money.   I retire. My husband is saved. My husband…