The Secret Place

The Secret Place

Recently I was reading in my devotional and I came across these lines from an old poem by Florence White Willett: "I thank You for the bitter things, they've been a friend to grace. They've driven me from the paths of ease to storm the secret place."

This got me thinking about the "Secret Place." What is this Secret Place? Where is it? How do I access it? Why would I want to?

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The Beauty of Forgiveness

The Beauty of Forgiveness

What grace and good news to me, that when I fail, and miserably, Jesus will forgive me and not hold it against me. He doesn't demote our relationship to a less intimate level until I can earn back my position. He doesn't make me feel like a loser, someone inferior, a "betrayer." He loves me as if I'd never failed Him, as if I'd always pleased Him in every way!

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What Does It Mean to Live Freely and Lightly?

What Does It Mean to Live Freely and Lightly?

I had a lot of experience of living the opposite of "freely and lightly." Carrying heavy loads of grief, pain, and shame. The weight of other people's expectations for me and my own unrealistic expectations for myself. Living with an overwhelmed schedule, trying to do too much. The sense that I would never be enough, do enough, have enough. And more.

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A Messy Heart

A Messy Heart

I found myself getting a bit lost and overwhelmed over the summer as I was looking at a lot of outstanding blogs and websites. What amazing women there are in the world! And I noticed that the more time I spent looking at what other women were doing, the more I began to feel discouraged and even a bit of despair over what was an undeniable truth: I can't be everything to everyone and do everything well. 

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