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Spiritual Growth / 15.03.2017

Waiting on God isn't easy. But it's what's right. And I've learned that firsthand. For 8 (incredibly) long years, I've had doctors shrug their shoulders, shake their heads and simply brush us aside. All because they found Mark's medical mysteries too complicated to take on. I remember one doctor specifically. It was Mark's first pediatrician. He literally threw his hands up in the air, saying that Mark didn't have a problem. I was the one with the problem. And that he couldn't help us. But I knew there was something wrong....

I Was Thinking... / 06.01.2017

I love music. And while listening to one of my favorite songs the other day I heard the line, "You can recognize a saint by the scars they don't disguise." But, man, it's tempting to hide the not-so-fun stuff. Shame is a funny thing. It can be our gut reaction, our initial response. It's easier to not share what hurts, what we've struggled with—and yes—even the scars they all leave behind. But shame is incredibly counterproductive. It stakes claim inside our heads and wear us out. It can take up...

Feelings & Emotions / 06.01.2017

Erring isn't the only thing that's human. Doubting is too. It can be an unsettling experience to walk through, but it needn't be a liability. When faced head-on, doubt can actually prove to be a very valuable opportunity. Below are a few specific ways to be purposeful and proactive when navigating through the murkiness of doubt, so that your relationship with God can be strengthened—not weakened—as a result: Be an open book. Be honest. Denial or guilt just puts stuff on the back burner. Refuse to procrastinate. Instead, get ready...