How the inability to express myself through writing left my soul feeling rather backed up. Image by rawpixel from Pixabay Full of marbles — it’s the best way I can describe how my head has felt lately. My fingers have rested time and time again on the keyboard of my laptop only to find themselves uninspired, mute. Facing … Continue reading Don’t Sweat It – Making it Through Creative Constipation
Coping with hard times Some seasons of life are more difficult than others. Hardships and pain abound in waves bigger than we ever thought possible. When life is particularly hard, where do you turn? Girlfriends? Alcohol? Social Media? Chocolate? Our methods of coping with the hard things will be as unique and individual as we … Continue reading When Life Brings You to Your Knees
Another year under our belt is a personal victory for me. Homeschooling is a challenging job. It’s one with endless working hours, requires copious amounts of patience, and demands reaching far within yourself to uncover the grit, stamina, and creativity you never knew you had. As our school year is coming to a close, I’ve … Continue reading I’m Proud of Completing Another Year of Homeschool
Dreams bring up a myriad of emotions, take us to strange or wonderful places, and help us process our life. Some dreams feel so real, you wake up not knowing if what you just experienced actually took place! How do we know which dreams are from God and which dreams aren’t? Which dreams are our … Continue reading Understanding Dreams: Does Satan Attack Us Through Our Dreams?
“I need missionaries in Italy.” The words came to me as clearly as if you and I were talking face to face over a cup of coffee. My world changed at that moment. For one, I had never heard God speak to me so clearly. I was visibly shaken. It was hard to breathe. I … Continue reading Is Blind Faith Possible? How God Made the Impossible Possible on Our Journey to the Unknown
My eyes flew open in the middle of the night, awakened by the sound of the wind whipping against our shutters and the hammering of the wooden screen dividing our balcony from our neighbor's. The wind in Rome can be fierce and I'm still not used to it. I struggled to sleep after that, listening … Continue reading When God Uses Unconventional Ways to Speak – The Wind
Frustration. It’s a debilitating state of mind that had been the enemy of our family as I was growing up. My father displayed his frustration and dissatisfaction daily through a seemingly constant barrage of huffing and sighing and other non-verbal indicators aimed at no one in particular, but clearly communicating his level of frustration in our … Continue reading Finding Yourself on the Other Side of Frustration