Your Father is Present

My mind has always focused on “future happiness.” Once I get married, I’ll be happy. Once I have a new job, I’ll be happy. Once I buy a home, I’ll be happy. Personally, my husband and I recently purchased a home. We were ecstatic when the sellers accepted our offer, but that excitement only lasted…

Our Ultimate Rest

I am a writer, but sometimes, I have no words. Writing has always brought me deep joy. I can write for hours on end. I lose myself in my work, and adrenaline rushes through my body — I consider that a great blessing. Of course, writer’s block comes and goes, and I typically run an…

Peace Through Grace

Life is anything but easy.Most days, I hid behind a smile, burying my pain deep inside my heart. I did my best to show up for responsibilities, while the weight dragged my soul down. I sat in my car one morning and stared out the window before going into work, battling my rising anxiety. Darkness was…

He Chases the Lost

I know what it’s like to feel a certain separation from God you just can’t explain. A strange detachment from scripture and everything you know to be true. A feeling of hopelessness when it comes to your purpose and direction in life. I’ve been there. Feeling lost and empty is something we as humans experience,…