How to Cultivate Joy in your Marriage

Inspire

 

Let’s face it, our lives are busy. We are under constant pressure to do more and more daily. The demands of raising young children, coupled with family, work, and other responsibilities are enough to stifle joy out of our lives.

We feel overwhelmed… there’s too much to do.

As a young mom, joy was the last thing on my mind. Often, I was busy juggling many responsibilities including taking kids to school, soccer practices, games, piano lessons, and birthday parties.

Speaking of birthday parties, back then, we had so many it was hard to keep up. I once took the wrong kid to a birthday party. Let me explain… my daughter was invited to a classmate’s party, but I thought it was my son who was invited. On the day of the party, I showed up with my son to an all girls’ party. Can you relate? more “How to Cultivate Joy in your Marriage”

A Gift of Streams in the Desert

 

What a great month it’s been!

Several big events happened during the last few weeks. These events are a welcomed change from the status quo of continuously being in the “desert”.

I see these events as God’s way of providing streams in our desert experiences. Although our desert was often marked by fears and uncertainties, God showed up in surprising ways.

He makes streams in the desert. I praise Him for his constant faithfulness. On May 27, 2017, I wrote in my journal:

This day is a gift of streams in the desert. more “A Gift of Streams in the Desert”

Nine Years Later: Thankful for His Unfolding Beauty

 

About nine years ago, I found myself in a bottomless pit of despair and hopelessness. Prior to this experience, I was a wife and an active outgoing mom of four. I loved the Lord and served Him in various capacities in my church and community.

A few weeks before this journey in the pit, I had several weird dreams. I didn’t understand what they meant. I prayed and trusted the Lord with them. Then, one day I woke up to a personal 9-1-1. I felt like I was sinking into a dark bottomless pit. more “Nine Years Later: Thankful for His Unfolding Beauty”