Posts filed under: Growth

Love Gives Us Hope

Claudia closes out this Firmly Rooted Friday series on the “love chapter” with today’s discussion on how love gives us hope. Don’t miss the two previous weeks– week one and week two. Love Gives Us Hope  The love of Christ...

Being Brave in Ballet

In today’s post, Kristin Goodrich shares what God taught her about living in his freedom through her experiences being brave in ballet. Being Brave in Ballet by Kristin Goodrich I got promoted!! Despite taking off my military uniform decades ago...

Small Things are Just as Big

One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Helen Keller when she said, “I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great...

A Call to Be Brave – Part 1

What am I doing? I don’t belong here. What lie have I bought into that made me think I could – or even should – do this? As we drove to the airport I was overcome by anxiety and doubt....

When God Says, “Nothing.”

  It had happened again. I was on trial before the jurors of my field, and my sentence was read. “Not Hired.” Only it wasn’t read; instead, yet again, the declaration took the form of deafening silence, without so much...

Because it Matters

One moment can change everything. We can all replay those moments in time that have forever changed our lives. Whether someone asked you to marry them, you rescued someone from drowning, or you decided it was time to change careers,...

Good or Best?

Courage. That’s what it takes to do what God has asked of me. It takes courage to step into the unknown, to set out on unclear paths, trusting His guidance. It takes courage to step into roles I know are...

Mighty Servants

  I am a much better blabber than blogger, but when I was asked if I was interested in writing a guest blog for Planting Roots I absolutely had to say yes! You see, I had just asked the Lord,...

Two Ways to Thrive

What am I going to do? I ask myself this question about this same time every year. It’s the middle of summer. Activities have slowed down a bit, we have had more family time, the church schedule is a bit...

Don’t Refuse God’s Affection in Your Affliction

  My son’s alligator tears soaked the navy blue pillow case and his sobbing shook the bed, as I tried to comfort him to sleep. We were about to PCS and he was inconsolable about moving away from his current...