Wait, Pray, Trust

Wait, Pray, Trust

Frustrated doesn’t even begin to describe what I’m feeling right now. I’m so frustrated I don’t even know where to begin. And that’s the problem. I want to be mad and complain and maybe even cry a little. Life is hard. Someone dropped the ball and I’m the one suffering for it. Literally. I was…

Boast in My Weakness

Boast in My Weakness

I wanted to take a moment today to boast in my weakness. Okay, that’s a lie. I really didn’t want to take a moment today to boast in my weakness. Candidly Christian is all about sharing our struggles in a way that points to Jesus. It’s literally about boasting in our weaknesses because when we…

Frazzled by Life

Frazzled by Life

When was the last time you felt frazzled? That’s where I’m at right now. I have a decent amount of things I should be doing, but one thing went wrong and it left me feeling frazzled. Which eats up my brainpower and keeps me from focusing on anything else. Have you ever been there? Truth…

Depression and Faith

Depression and Faith

Depression and faith… can they even go together? Are you really a Christian if the joy of the Lord that’s supposed to fill your heart and soul is crowded out by feelings of dread and despair? My answer is yes. Yes, depression and faith can go together. Yes, you can be a Christian woman and…

Do Not Be Dismayed

Do Not Be Dismayed

We’re only a few months into the new year and already the world has been shaken so deeply. There have been more than 67 US shootings at the time I’m writing this that have left survivors and family members traumatized. Earthquakes that have completely shattered communities and families. And all of this has been going…

One Phrase that Brings Peace to My Soul

One Phrase that Brings Peace to My Soul

Life’s Uncertainties “Did you apply for the job we talked about?” I text my son at college. This is not the first time we’ve had this “conversation.” He’s in his second semester and still hasn’t found a job, for reasons that elude me. I pray fervently for a job for him – any job. Or…

Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness. Even hearing the word is hard. It’s just not a very nice word. It doesn’t make youfeel good when you hear it. It doesn’t feel good experiencing it. I wanted to talk about thisbecause, frankly, it’s not talked about very much. Personally, I think loneliness is an epidemic. I think it’s running through the…