Posts in Faith
"Your World Is Not Falling Apart..."

I've never been in as dark a place as I have been for the last few weeks. A place that I could describe as filled with despair, discouragement, depression and overwhelm.I promised myself that after last year I wouldn't get discouraged again. In fact I even wrote a blog post about "drawing a line in the sand". I swear that after I wrote that it was as if the devil said "you want to bet?"

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Farm Wife Devotions: Round Up 2.0!!

These devotions have truly been a labor of love! I've been joined by three sweet women in ag, to share what God is teaching them, right here in our weekly Farm Wife Devotions! I am so grateful for their love for God and their spirit of generosity! Did you know there are now over 30 devotions?!

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Farm Wife Devotions: God Plans Our Steps!

It was hot in my college gymnasium that day and butterflies were anxiously fluttering in my stomach. The moment I had so diligently worked the last five years for had finally come. My Lutheran college was assigning me to teach at a school in our synod. I wasn't engaged, like so many of my friends were, and I had no real ties anywhere. I had a heart for mission work and I had just revealed that to the president in my interview. Africa...here i come!

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Farm Wife Devotions: Anger - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Recently, I was scrolling through a Facebook group specifically for women in ag and one of the members who was also a part of the LGBTQA community was reaching out to find other women on the page who were part of the LGBTQA community. Unfortunately, some of the women spoke strongly against her, belittled her and began to preach to her. Not more than 24hrs rolled by and there was a non-religious post asking if there were others like her in the group.

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Farm Wife Devotions: Slow To Anger

Yesterday my husband brought up a specific subject that sets me off. He knows this will be my reaction. And just like every other time, we started to argue about it, but then I was reminded of this verse about being slow to become angry. So, I stopped and simply asked him, “What is it about this subject that is so important to you?” and “What can we do to come to a solution about it?”

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Farm Wife Devotions: God's Thoughts

"I don't understand why God is doing this to me. Why would He put me through this, when I have already dealt with so much this year?" That is what came across the screen of my phone via Facebook messenger as I was talking to a friend of mine, who was dealing with her favorite sow going down. She was so devastated. My heart instantly broke for her as I read this. I remember thinking the same thing when I was walking through some tough times.

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