The events of the last few months have worn me down. We seem to be living in an onslaught of horrible events, injustices, and a chronic condition of Covid fatigue. The continual stress of these circumstances and recent unrest has felt like a weight pressing down with no near sign … [Read more...] about Delighting Through Despair
When you are on a long road trip, do you ever express your appreciation for the inventions of GPS and Waze? I am old enough to remember long road trips with my mom holding up the large paper map in the passenger seat making sure we stayed on course. If your family was anything … [Read more...] about When Plans Get Thrown Out The Window
These are strange times. How often have we heard the word unprecedented in the past month? COVID-19 is changing the world. Plans have been upended, some have been furloughed from work, some have lost loved ones. Life feels pretty brutal and confusing right now. God promises to … [Read more...] about Finding Silver Linings In Crisis
Depression can be sneaky or loud. Sometimes it goes under the radar for months or years unrecognized, and other times it effects your life so significantly that you can’t ignore it. Without guidelines, it can be difficult to identify whether you may be experiencing depression or … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Am Depressed?
The older I get the faster time passes. When I had kids, life started moving at the speed of their growth. A physical manifestation of my life passing. Now they are grown. Will things slow down? It’s enough to get you in a funk, or at least a … [Read more...] about How to Find Peace and Purpose in the New Decade
“Here I raise my ebenezer, hither by thy help I’ve come.” This refrain frequently finds its way into my mind. The soft melody is a sweet reminder. Remember how the Lord has helped you, Rachel. Remember how far you’ve come. It’s Him that has brought you here. The concept … [Read more...] about Here I Raise My Ebenezer