Tag: christian living
Running on Empty
Yes! I made it with only five miles left to go until empty. Blinking , yellow gas warning, you will not get the best of me. Probably not the wisest decision considering my four and two-year-old were in the car with me at the time. But, wake a baby from a nap on an eight-hour…
You can Run, but You can’t Hide
Where is he? I thought his plane landed thirty minutes ago. Why is he not at the arrival gate? I frantically paced in front of the ARRIVALS sign.Finally, I caught a wave of copper hair and my brother’s wide, dimpled smile. “Hey, Sis, have you been waiting long?” LOADED QUESTION. Read More on the Blog….
Discipleship: More than Just a Buzz Word
Pete, Repeat, and Echo. These are the “endearing” names my husband calls me and my two oldest daughters. Our eight-week-old is already cooing and cawing along with the rest of us, now the newest member of our babbling tribe of Bailey girls.
What a friend we have in Jesus: unlocking a personal relationship with our Savior
“Well, this isn’t Heaven,” remarked my great-grandmother upon waking up from hip surgery. Her voice dripped with disappointment. Well into her nineties, she was warned that she risked not pulling through surgery, and she was prepared for that. In fact, she welcomed death, for she eagerly anticipated going to Heaven to see her Savior.
When’s my Burning Bush Moment?
So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” Exodus 3:3 Use me. Tell me. Two short, but earnest requests. In the past, I felt it necessary to actually hear God talk to me, the way I talk to my husband or…
If I Am honest: Ten Lies that Keep us in the Shadows
“I’ve wanted to tell you this — honestly, I can’t remember the last time I read my Bible, and I forgot to pray for my child on the first day of school, like it never even crossed my mind. Now you must think I am a really bad Christian,” a friend confessed. Quite the opposite,…
I have a dirty, not so little, Secret
“Have you ever thought maybe you should just break up with your idea of success?” These words easily rolled off my tongue, as I listened to my friend outline all the “new” things she was going to do to be more productive this year. Like many mothers navigating life, fearing that at any moment her…
Selfless? I don’t think that’s me.
Confession: staying at home everyday with my children, aka “motherhood,” is difficult for me. Oh, my — did I really just type that for everyone to read? Truth is, my OCD nature clashes with an unstructured, que sera, sera lifestyle, which varies daily, based on the needs and demands of the small humans in…
Door’s Open Come on In
I recently heard a talk by Sherry Turkle called Connected, But Alone?, which made me think . . . why do we hide behind our phones, texting instead of calling? Why do we meet people at Starbucks or Panera Bread instead of inviting them over to our house? (Yep, you read correctly — “invite, house”…
Attitude is Everything
While I was growing up, my parents constantly reminded me to remember my manners and to mind my attitude. Attitude. See, I’ve been “attitude – challenged” since an early age. When things go MY way I am as happy as a clam, but when things go differently or someone steps in my way, I get…