What happened to my joy? The question tugged at the corners of my soul as I trudged through each day. A dark cloud hovered over every waking moment. And sleep? That was a struggle, too. I had one bed-wetter and another child with night-terrors, so the sleep I did get was often fragmented and restless. How I … Continue reading When Depression Moves In
“I’m glad we’re #christians,” said my pre-teen daughter. I asked her why and her response still echoes in my heart. #hope #faith #parenting #motherhood #kids
Panic gripped my heart as I read the text from my sister – “Emergency Alert: Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” My sister and her family moved to Hawaii three weeks ago. Just in time to enter the path of a ballistic missile. I fought back tears … Continue reading An Anchored Soul
Samples. They're my kids' favorite part of shopping at Costco. (They might actually be mine, also. I'm just too grown up to admit it.) Just a taste. Enough to make you rush over to that cooler and grab your own box of goodness to take home for dinner. Jesus' coming at Christmastime was a bit … Continue reading Just a Taste
By Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Why, God? Why? Has that question ever haunted you? Does your faith flounder when life deals a low blow, like our punching bag shuddering before my kids' Kung Fu fists? Mine does sometimes, especially when logic goes unsatisfied and cliché answers just won't do. It's been one of those seasons for me lately … Continue reading On Questions without Answers
by Meredith Mills @DazzledByTheSon Sometimes life is really hard. As a nation, we've experienced some tragic events lately - from the Las Vegas massacre to hurricanes and wild fires leaving destruction in their wake. Closer to home, several dear friends lost loved ones in the last few weeks. We attended one funeral on Saturday - a dearly loved husband and father. Unexpected. … Continue reading When Life Hurts
by Meredith Mills @dazzledbytheson We saw it, and it was dazzling. Like millions of other people, we traveled into the totality zone of the Great American Eclipse. We spent the afternoon camped out in the heat, hanging with some of our dearest friends, eating Moon Pies and Sun Chips and Cosmic Brownies. A sense of … Continue reading When Life Eclipses God
“Look! The virgin will conceive and bear a Son, and they will call Him Emmanuel, which means ‘God with us’” (Matt 1:23) NET. God.with.us. Those three words astound me. For thousands of years, God had been worshiped from afar. His holiness stood in stark contrast to mankind’s sin. A thick veil separated His earthly presence … Continue reading This Changes Everything
Failure...not much of a Thanksgiving theme.
Did we take a wrong turn somewhere, God? This path we’re on is bumpier than I expected. I’m not seeing many "green pastures" or much "still water." It’s certainly not glamorous. I was kind of hoping for something more exciting, less mundane. I know You lead down “paths of righteousness,” but isn’t there a less … Continue reading Did We Take a Wrong Turn?