Hope for When You Need a Steady Hand

Linking up with#fiveminutefriday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: STEADY The stifling humidity did nothing for my already sweaty palms and pounding heart. I remind myself to breathe more than once as our car wound around the narrow North Carolina roads bringing us closer to a place I never wanted to go. Memory Care Unit. Alzheimer's. Beloved Grandma (AKA- Nannie). I try to steady my mind. My racing heart. My burning eyes. But still the tears pool and spill over as we pull up to the charming white building. We've been warned. Some of the people will yell. Some of them will swear. Some will smile and want to kiss you. All

How to Respond to Lysa Terkeurst's Divorce

Yesterday the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries, and best-selling author Lysa Terkeurst announced her intended divorce from her husband of almost 25 years. Her blog post titled: Rejection, Heartbreak, and A Faithful God tore my heart out as I read an all too familiar story of abandonment. Her husband rejected their marriage. He turned his back on vows they made and promises they whispered and a life they built. This is more than some joe-schmo on the street announcing plans to pursue a divorce; this is a well-respected, highly successful, Christian woman and New York Times best-selling author of Uninvited, The Best Yes, Unglued, and Made to Crave. Her ministry serves thousands of women wor

3 Ways to Survive When Your Future is Suddenly Erased

Linking up with#fiveminutefriday today! Five minutes of uninterrupted writing...no editing. No overthinking. Just write! Today's word is: FUTURE On December 13, 2011 my world blew up with the slam of a judge's gavel as she declared my marriage "irretrievably broken". In an instant, my imagined future disappeared, and my world went blank. I couldn't see two steps in front of me to get back to the car, let alone a future without my husband. Not only was my perceived future erased from existence, but my current world was thrown into a vortex of confusion, betrayal, and uncertainty. If THIS could happen to me, when would the next shoe drop? Don't horrible things happen in a series of three? I co