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Dang it… this sucks!

Dang it… this sucks!

It can be hard to receive unwelcome news like a cancer diagnosis. And it’s okay to allow ourselves the space to process the hard. The goal is to walk with Jesus, leaving the results up to Him.

“Come on, God. Give me a clue!”

“Come on, God. Give me a clue!”

What’s your gut reaction to this quote: Faith is knowing God has a plan even if you don’t know the plan. Keep taking those small steps of faith each day. God offers the gift of hope as we take the next step, trusting Him as our fortress, our refuge, and our strong tower.

Life is Hard AND God is Incredible

Life is Hard AND God is Incredible

We’ve all had moments of wondering where God is in the most difficult parts of life.You want to believe that God is with you, personally, no matter what you’re going through. But life can be a doozy—leaving you depleted and overwhelmed. At the same time, you know that God really does show up in an intimate way. It almost feels like a contradiction, and I’ve come to think of it this way: Life is hard AND God is incredible.

Anxiety, a Purple Folder, and Joy

Anxiety, a Purple Folder, and Joy

It’s hard to imagine that their could be a tie-in between a cancer story and the word joy. But, because of the intimacy of Christ, I DO have stories of deep peace and even joyful moments in the middle of the hardest times of my life. Like when I was initially diagnosed with cancer and facing my very first scary surgery…

Bible Verses to Remind You That God Sees You This Holiday Season

Bible Verses to Remind You That God Sees You This Holiday Season

This time of year can bring up all kinds of emotions. Maybe you’re struggling through each day, not feeling joyful. Or maybe you’re missing someone special in your life and the holidays are a reminder that it’s just not the same. And, of course, this time of year comes with a daily dose of being overwhelmed by ALL the things … good and challenging.
I’ve created a printable for you with my favorite Bible verses to remind you that God sees you this holiday season. The Lord is near and He tenderly cares for you.