Tag: identity in Christ

Interrupted

As a mom of four kids, I get interrupted A LOT. Maybe I’m on the phone with a friend and one of my kids needs me to open a snack. Maybe I’m in the middle of cooking dinner and someone was mean to a sibling and they need me to intervene. Or maybe I’m in…

By Laura February 5, 2024 0

Comparison, You Thief

For years, I’ve heard the famous quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Comparison is the thief of joy.”  Most of us know that comparison does nothing positive for us. We believe it ourselves, and we even preach it to others. We tell our kids and our friends and our colleagues. We remind them not to compare themselves…

By Laura January 30, 2024 0

…And Then Peter Fished

A few months ago, I learned something new about the apostle Peter and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since.  After Jesus was resurrected, He appeared to Mary Magdalene and His disciples before anyone else. I love that Jesus broke the status quo by placing a woman and the young men who…

By Laura January 15, 2024 0

“I don’t like this.”

I remember one of my very first art critiques in college. It was in my 2D design class, and it was in a class that was taught by someone who ended up being one of my favorite professors. He was a typical art professor–super introspective and thoughtful, totally quirky, and absolutely awesome. He stood and…

By Laura October 27, 2023 0

All or Nothing… and That’s Okay

I’ve always been an “all or nothing” person. If I’m working, I’m working hard for as long as humanly possible and I’m giving all of myself to that work. If I’m resting, I’m completely committed to doing as little as possible and will embrace the rest fully. When I find something new that I love…

By Laura October 24, 2023 0

Me vs. Me

Why is it that we can make choices to serve others but not to prioritize our own inherent needs, longings, and desires? I’m not talking about being crazy selfless, like sacrificing your life for another’s or putting someone else’s financial needs before your own. I’m talking like deadlines. Goals. Hopes. Dreams. Even just simple tasks.…

By Laura March 16, 2022 0

Those He Called, He Also Justified

I always dreamed of having an important calling from the Lord. I felt incredibly directionless for so many years, and I bounced around to different jobs and interests and dreams because I didn’t know what He had in store for me. I had countless majors in college, as well as several jobs after college that…

By Laura January 13, 2022 0

Peace, You Elusive Little Booger

We all long for peace and freedom and joy. No matter who you are and what you’re going through, you’ve likely found yourself desperately longing for those things. You want to feel at peace with whatever is going on and not feel anxious to jump to the next thing or the next season. You want…

By Laura October 15, 2021 1

When Uncertainty Steals Your Peace

As a self-proclaimed non-crier, I don’t get overcome with emotion easily. But today was different. Today, things felt too heavy. I just needed to cry. I needed to let go of all the weight of my broken marriage, my hurting children, and my aching heart. I powered through bedtime like supermom on a mission, and…

By Laura September 20, 2020 0