finding my identity

Tell me about yourself, I was recently asked. The titles and ways I identify myself rolled through my mind. I’m a wife, mom, daughter, sister, writer, friend. How we identify ourselves determines how we think and thereby how we respond to others and life circumstances. This gets beneath outward labels and really is the identityContinue reading “finding my identity”

when a Bible study habit becomes a rhythm of grace

The alarm assaults my senses as I stir from sleep. Immediately anxious thoughts flood my barely conscious mind. Concerns about the day ahead and responsibilities mingle with regret as guilt creeps in like the unwanted but familiar enemy it is. Before the hot coffee hits the bottom of the mug, I am already feeling defeatedContinue reading “when a Bible study habit becomes a rhythm of grace”

finding mercy in a new season

For the first time in nearly two decades, the school year is beginning and I am not purchasing curriculum, planning out lessons or navigating the schedule of the coming months for my boys’ education. Completing a long journey is bittersweet. After years of prayerfully homeschooling our sons, I am now left with loads of memoriesContinue reading “finding mercy in a new season”

pausing to refill for the season ahead

It’s been a hot summer on the coast this year, maybe every year, but this one has been peppered with less hilltop experiences and more valleys and valleys hold the heat more so. So it has been in this post-ish season of pandemics and upheavals both in our personal and cultural life. Just hot, drainingContinue reading “pausing to refill for the season ahead”

a season of fresh entrusting

Life seasons flow through the calendar like water on the shore. We see some of them coming like gentle waves creeping in and some of them hit us from the backside, knocking the wind right out of us! We slowly built up to the season when my youngest son would graduate high school. It hadContinue reading “a season of fresh entrusting”

tending through the reordering

Welcome to Tending through the Seasons series, where writers from various seasons of life share how they are tending their soul by the Word of God through their current season. Meet Sue Fulmore. She is a freelance writer and speaker, seeking to use words to awaken mind and soul to the realities of the present. Like aContinue reading “tending through the reordering”

soul-tending in summer

{five minute friday: summer} Summer. Typically the season of an overflowing garden, bright, red tomatoes and an abundance of jalapeños, just waiting to be picked for the next batch of salsa. This year has been different. I diligently prepped and planted in early spring, as usual. But then the late frost hit, covering the tomatoesContinue reading “soul-tending in summer”

tending in the season of in-between

Welcome to Tending through the Seasons series, where writers from various seasons of life share how they are tending their soul by the Word of God through their current season. Meet Jana Fraley. She is a ranch wife and mom, Christian writer and blogger. She writes from a passion to encourage women in pursuing an active andContinue reading “tending in the season of in-between”