When We Can No Longer Take Charge

Ever since losing my father as a child, I’ve tried to take charge. Regardless of what the problem was I faced, I took charge to handle it. Over time I tried to handle all facets of life on my own....more

Lean in During Hard Times

Have you ever experienced trials that seemed unrelenting?...more

What to do When You Don't Know What to Do

Do you ever wonder what to do?Do you ever feel directionless?Have you ever gone through a time in your life when you didn't see a way?I have. Many times.It wasn't fun....more

Stale Thinking: A Path to Discontentment and Depression

How often do you say to yourself, “I should…” or “I wish I hadn’t…” or even, “How could you…?”I did that plenty for several decades. I still do that some, but thankfully, not as often....more

Green is my color, but today I bathed in red.

Green is my color but today I bathed in red. Again. I thought I could get used to the blood, but can life live with death?Green gives me hope, but today you stole it. Again. I drowned as innocent blood filled my veins.Green gives me courage, but today you brought me to my knees. Not because I feared you, but because of my helplessness.Green gives me peace, but today it shattered like glass, as little pieces of chaos cut through my flesh....more

How to Handle Difficult Times

In this world, you will face trials, difficulties, hard times. God warns us of such.At times it will seem like you are surrounded by a flood of difficulty.  Other times you may feel as if you are walking through the fire of hardship.Sometimes trials occur to test us. Other times they serve to strengthen us. Still other times they serve to distract us.In the midst of the trial, we may be tempted to question God: Is God still there? Does He even care? Has He left me to face this on my own?...more

You Already Have Everything You Need

“By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence” (2 Peter 1:3 NLT).I don’t know where that verse has been. Well, actually, it’s always been in 2 Peter, but what I mean is, how could I have missed it?...more

Can Anybody Hear Me?

What Makes Infertility So Hard

Infertility is a silent, treacherous journey. Read more.Kristina @eastwestchic...more
Love this comment: motherhood badge is earned through exhaustion, sweat and tears – not labor ...more