The End

I came the the close of this book today. Cindi did a wonderful job of wrapping all of her ideas into a final chapter and I found it the most powerful of them all.  It’s so hard to see the blessings that come from our challenges, especially while we are in the middle of them,…

During

So much struck me in chapter 9 of this book today. One of the things that she quotes is “God doesn’t tell us to be thankful for our circumstances, but to be thankful in them.” That’s in 1 Thessalonians chapter 5 verse 18. So many circumstances in life leave us confused and searching for answers….

Making Sacrifices

Sacrifice. Ugh! That’s a hard one and something that I don’t like. I don’t even like to talk about it. Cindi does a wonderful job discussing it in chapter eight. She talks about how God sees our sacrifices and our need for them or our need for what they can do for us.  I feel,…

Chapter Four – Pouring It Out

This chapter is all about crying and pouring your heart out to God. Good stuff. It’s hard, sometimes, to remember it’s okay to cry and that God is okay with it too. He doesn’t expect us to suck it up all the time and to be strong every minute. He knows life is hard and…

A Thought

Someone left a comment on my Instagram account asking why bad things happen. This is a difficult question and one I have grappled with myself. There is so much pain and suffering in this world and it doesn’t make any sense. Why would a loving God allow it if He can just think the thought…

New Book Monday

Truth be told, this is the second New Book Monday in two weeks. I don’t know what was happening, but I bought another book last week and I just couldn’t get into it (Falling Upward by Richard Rohr). I was having a hard time understanding it and just in the reading I felt confused and…