Expectations, Experiences, and Prayer

Expectations, Experiences, and Prayer

I heard a great reminder recently. It was simply that when your “experience” does not line up with your “expectation,” God is trying to reveal Himself to you. My experiences have truly revealed God when my expectations were not met. (And I admit I am guilty of high...
The Garden of Life

The Garden of Life

We’re in the middle of the summer season and fall is just around the corner. The fall season on the farm meant it was harvest time. I learned at a very young age if we were to have a good harvest, planting the right seeds at the right time was a skill every farm girl...
The Struggle With Criticism

The Struggle With Criticism

Have you ever struggled with criticism? If I were to share with you my personal journey on the subject of criticism, I would have to say there was a time when I was very good at criticizing and very defensive when being criticized. Not a great combination…...
What I Learned From Stick Women

What I Learned From Stick Women

In 2013 I was invited to go on a trip to Ethiopia to speak at a women’s conference. The countryside of Ethiopia is beautiful and the people are so kind in spirit but the poverty was hard to see and evident everywhere we went. During the trip, we were asked if we...
Doing the Little Bit

Doing the Little Bit

Do you ever feel like you can’t make a difference? Many times we see the needs around us and it feels like “too much.” Our families, communities, churches, and society at large are overflowing with people who need to be loved and cared for. I am...