Contributor: Kay Gideon “The Lord is with you, o valiant warrior.” Judges 6:12 You may know the story of Gideon in the Bible. But here is my story. My parents were divorced when I was 3 years old, and my father was not involved in our lives other than to pay child support. My mother went on to marry again and divorce. She was left with 5 children. Life was hard for me as a child. I w ...[Read More]
My mama always told my sister and me to keep it real. Keep it real, girls. Don’t pretend. Don’t cover up. Don’t hide. First off, being a woman is stinkin’ hard. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for funky toenail polish, amazing Target deals, and a good pair of earrings, but man. Some days stink. Am I right? Honestly. Some weeks being a woman following hard after Jesus is just plumb exhausting. More oft ...[Read More]
The last time you and I talked, it was all about building margin and practicing quiet. How’s that going for you? Did your choices over this spring break lend itself to making room for rest and relationships? I hope it did. So let’s switch gears this week and briefly chat about TREES. Yep. Trees. These guys are phenomenal storytellers. (Stay with me, ladies. I promise I’m not a tr ...[Read More]
Photo credit: Hannah S. It sounds like the world has forgotten that having a bad day is just a matter of perspective. Years ago when I still lived in the beautiful southeast part of Brazil, I was fortunate and blessed to live downtown in a city called Juiz de Fora. Everything was right there within my reach, in a matter of a short walk. I could walk to many of the grocery stores in the area, I cou ...[Read More]
Hard life experiences and two seasons of panic attacks have caused me to lead a life in a sense of being misunderstood and victimized. Very few people have stood up to hold me accountable to living this way and I am grateful for them. But I know now that God is teaching me to hold myself accountable to these feelings and this past year has been one of the mentally toughest thus far.