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The Best Thing to Do When Life Is Difficult

Life is challenging, unpredictable and quite honestly painful at times. When life is difficult, we need to know what is the best thing to do.

Do you ever find yourself squeezing your eyes shut wondering if they might just pop out? Or clenching your hands so tight it leaves indentations on your palms? All the while – wishing, wishing, wishing – things were another way? When life is difficult, we need to know what is the best thing to do. Life is challenging, unpredictable and quite honestly painful at times. Knowing what we will do first when the pain feels like it will devour us whole,...

Is There More To “Being Still?”

"Be still and know...." Year after year God had put this verse on my heart. Surely he had new plans or was there more to being still I needed to learn?

Year after year God puts this verse on my heart, but this year I was sure he would give me a new one. After all, I had experienced the benefits of sitting still with God. Surely he had new plans or was there more to being still I needed to learn? As I quietly sat in my quiet time chair, I prayed, “God, what verse do you have for me this year?” Anxiously I waited for a new one to...

Do You Listen To God’s Whispers?

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Do you listen to God’s whispers even when they make no human sense? This week marks the one-year anniversary of “Embracing The Unexpected.” This blog started with a whisper from God, many years ago, “Maree I want you to write and tell our stories. I knew God had taught me how to embrace life in the midst of the unexpected, but I wasn’t so sure sharing it would be a wise move....

Did God Choose The Wrong Mom?

Do you ever wonder if God chose the wrong mom for your children? Have you had that aching feeling inside that just maybe someone else could do a better job? I have to confess, many times during my journey of being a parent I have let those feelings and thoughts permeate my mind. I had wondered why on earth God would designate me when failure seemed to be written all over my parenting style. After all, this was the one...

Will You Let Easter Pass With Just A Glance?

As I approached the week before Easter, I heard myself rationalizing why I could let it pass with little fanfare. I figured I have a strong faith where God is in my heart all year, not just this week. Surely God would understand if I didn’t focus on “Holy Week.” After all, I was already focusing on the work I was doing for him. BUT, I was so wrong to think I could let Easter pass with just a glance....