After a night of frustration of realizing I cannot always “fix” my kids struggles with crowds and fitting into the “social norm” of our culture, the Lord reminded me of a dream I had a few years ago that so applies. THE MOUNTAIN DREAM. I was climbing this large rocky mountain trying to get myself... Continue Reading →
The social anxieties and trauma our children faced this last year, have been overwhelming in my community here in central Pennsylvania. I have heard many stories personally from families with struggling children, teens, and even adults who are so overwhelmed by anxiety especially going back into larger social situations or in some cases just going... Continue Reading →
“So many of us hear this song every year around this time and it normally stirs warm feelings of peace and rest. Yet those feelings may quickly be lost or conflicted when we come back to the reality of this Christmas and the circumstances that surround this world in this time. Hearts are struggling greatly to find peace and calm.” How to find the Prince of Peace in the midst of Chaos.
Something interesting to think about. Back in the time when Jesus was born into this world, they didn’t have clocks or calendars or gps like we did. The way they told time, seasons, and location was through the stars and the alignment of planets and the sun and moon. In that time it wasn’t called... Continue Reading →
In the past few weeks I have struggled with feelings of rejection and even just awkwardness trying to reconnect and try to build new relationships with people. This has been a struggle I have had for years. I know my identity in Christ and that Jesus doesn’t reject me, yet I also still struggle with... Continue Reading →
Last night I had a dream. I feel it is very relevant to current events and what God is speaking to me personally about my part to play in this season. I remember I was surrounded by people I knew from the Harrisburg area. Many were mothers and fathers of children like myself. Suddenly we... Continue Reading →
You have every right to disagree with people and to speak up about our beliefs, but when our beliefs become a way of separating, shaming, or devaluing people and our relationships, something needs to change and honestly I have had a lot of frustrated conversations with God about it because I have found myself doing... Continue Reading →
How often we have heard…”You just need to give it to God! Let it go! You need to choose to forgive!” We may say those words, yet internally we either stuff the pain down inside or even find it sometimes impossible to move past it. Sometimes even years later, those painful wounds, come back to... Continue Reading →
If you’re feeling heaviness, instead of internalizing it as your own, ask God for direction in how to pray for our nation and our people.
I wanted to share what happened when I began praying yesterday evening for our nation after feeling anger and frustration towards our situation as a nation and more specifically our state. As I turned my attention to the Lord, I saw blood being poured out on our land. Normally this would alarm me as something... Continue Reading →