Person waiting in lonely room with words that read: WAITING, In the wait our faith is challenged. We are asked, "Do you Trust Me even if you lose this?"

Waiting in Uncertainty

I’ve waited for a marriage to fall through or be reborn. I’ve waited for pregnancies to end in the dark too soon or come to full fruition in soft whimpers and fresh cries. I’ve waited for business opportunities to flow into my hands or fold

Elizabeth Berg quote that describes envy as “the cockroaches of the soul”

What to do with Envy

Envy lies as dormant desire buried alive. Nothing buried alive is beautiful. In her book Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True, Elizabeth Berg describes envy as “the cockroaches of the soul”.

Sometimes I am at by Bravest when I Rest, trusting in God to be able to truly rest

When Rest is Brave

Sometimes bravery doesn't wear heavy armor and swing a sharp sword. Sometimes it’s more simple and subtle than that. Sometimes bravery is resting from all we are doing to promote ourselves, pad our self-worth, and calm our eating anxieties.

Subtle Forms of Bravery, pastel flowers curling around words

Subtle Forms of Bravery

I believe there are some uncommon, often uncelebrated forms of bravery. These subtle forms of bravery do not get enough recognition, but they certainly have a quiet way of weaving honor back into our own chests while they also extending respect into the hearts of

#whatkindofwoman do you want to be? image of polar ice vs. warm beach with logo: LightandZest.com

#whatkindofwoman

I know average women who can walk into a room and fill it with the sunshine of their beaming and generous smile, winning and warming the hearts of men and women alike. I've also seen beautiful women enter a room and chill it almost as

Woman's hands holding small string of lights overlooking a warm sunset that is reflected in a lake in front of her.

Warm Winter Wishes, Closing the Cold Behind Us

As we retreat indoors this season and trim our trees with warm lights, we will purposely close the cold outside. What will we use our strength to close the door to this Christmas season; what will we refuse to let in other than the sharp