The truth is, everyone is fighting a silent battle. Some express it more than others, but truly everyone wants to be seen, known and loved. That night we got to look at Lauren and we chose to see a man who was hurt, lost or confused and one who needs to be loved and known.
“My cup runneth over…but so does my laundry.”
Do you ever have a plan or picture that goes over perfectly in your mind? Yep. Me too. So my toddler was starting off to school last Monday and trust me, I had her bag packed, the cutest outfit laid out and everything ready for the picture perfect moment. I got her and my son out of the car, only to realize I couldn’t find my phone. ANYWHERE.
WELCOME IN When someone mentions that they are coming over, I usually turn into some crazy mom who has to deep clean everything. It is stressful, frustrating and most of the time impossible, plus it isn’t an enjoyable experience. Recently a woman told me that she just invites people over to do life with her, […]
“This is what is looks like when your two year old finds your makeup bag. Needless to say, I had to replace my Mac eye shadows, Mac foundation and eyeliner. I almost cried. 😕 It’s funny and sad at the same time. 😊”
Our team at Catalyst Women will be spending the first 40 days of 2018 in prayer and fasting and we encourage you to pray and ask God if He would like you to join. We’ll be posting prayers to the website and we’d absolutely love to be praying for you. You are such a special part of this journey and we wouldn’t exist or matter if it weren’t for you and the stories you have to tell!
Weeks post delivery we received the itemized statement showing the charges, the insurance payments and then what we owed for the entire stay for Caleb’s arrival. It was overwhelming.
Each line my eyes grew as I saw the charges,
But isn’t that how life is? There are known things and unknown things every day. Each day is a gift, we aren’t promised our next breath, yet we get comfortable in our daily routine of the known things and we are never ready for that call that brings unexpected news, a certain diagnosis, an email that tears us apart… There’s no way we could be ready and there is nothing we can do to really prepare other than to make the most of each moment, each day, each interaction.
“One by one the enemy has whispered lies and led them off as slaves.”
The enemy will find any way to distract you. He wants to divide God’s Kingdom. He wants to distort your thinking. He wants to make you believe that just a little of this or that is ok. Again, this will look different for each of us… but before we know it, he has led us off as slaves. We become bound to the thing we thought was harmless.