Just Jesus

GOD: The Artisan of Brave

A few nights after Kelly Balarie’s book was featured on the Today Show by Kathie Lee Gifford, I climbed into bed to read more of Kelly’s beautiful paperback.  After a couple chapters, I rolled over to go to sleep and I went to work on my shortcomings, my inabilities, and disabilities.  I fell asleep afraid my book would fail. I began to compare the beauty of Kelly’s manuscript with the folly of mine. I distinctly remember praying, “God, I am …

Dear New Year Mom: FEAR NOT 2017
Parenting

Dear New Year Mom: FEAR NOT 2017

I know. Me too. What is this elusive, invisible time line lurking days away, where all of the sudden I will be different than before the stroke of midnight? If time is of the essence, why am I marginally out of time? Very little makes sense in my world. While trying to make dinner I was unable to locate a two-pound block of cheese. I asked the residents of my household “where’s the cheddar?” and one answered, “On the staircase.” …

Just Jesus

Why Christians Are Worried…

Our oldest man-baby just joined the Marines, as a combat engineer. The fact that I typed that just now without having had a Xanax is proof there is a God… and He does in fact, move in mysterious ways. From the moment I first held John, the enemy went to work terrorizing me over the boy’s well-being. During his delivery, his heart stopped beating three times.  In an effort to ease his irregular heartbeat, I was given a sedative. Having …

Just Jesus

Fear Fighting!!!

If you have read my blog more than once, it has been well established I operate with a healthy dose of fear. I am afraid. Flying, spiders, crunchy bugs, egg salad, heights, closed spaces, wide open spaces, stomach viruses – these are just a few of the things I am afraid of… Yet fear is the opposite of faith. And I consider myself a person of faith. [Tweet “Yet fear is the opposite of faith #fearfightingbook @kellybalarie”] I recall several …