6 Keys to Thriving in the Hard Seasons

Financial crisis. Health issues. Relationship struggles. Hard seasons come for all of us. And sometimes it just feels like we're never going to make it. I've been there ... and there's a good chance I'll be there again at some point. Life is full of hard days, difficult seasons. Sometimes we can see them coming. We can brace ourselves for the storm. But other times, we're blindsided, caught totally unaware. We know we'll survive ... it's not that we think the storms will completely ... [Read More]

A Prayer for the Hard Days

Yesterday was a very emotional day for some people we dearly love. They are in the middle of a difficult and draining situation. It's hard knowing they are hurting and feeling helpless to do anything. Last week, as we talked with them about what comes next, I was reminded how powerful hope is. I've leaned into Psalm 130:5—I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His Word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord. Some seasons we are called to hope and to wait. Those are not the seasons I like ... [Read More]

10 Verses from the Psalms for the Dark Days

It's stormy here in North Alabama. Even the screen on my weather app is gray. I don't know about you, but on days like this, I just want to curl up with a warm blanket and a good book. Sometimes, though, the dark days come even when the sun is shining bright.  Life brings storms that catch us off guard and we struggle to navigate through the unexpected and difficult. I have several friends right now who are facing dark days. Over the past week I've had conversations with women who are dealing ... [Read More]