Hi, I’m Cathy
One thing is certain: life is rarely simple and carefree. Like me, I know you, too, have experienced fluctuating highs and lows, exhilaration, devastation, and everything in between.
With each new disappointment, you may feel your joy slip a little further out of reach. I’ve felt it too. I don’t want you to have to live with that feeling ever again.
I spent years wondering how to embrace joy when heartbreaking trials seem to overshadow the lighthearted moments.
When life feels like a jumbled mess, you might question whether there’s a way to embrace joy as Jesus talks about in the Bible. I’ve wished, in many seasons, that I could grab hold of unshakeable joy that endures through any circumstance.
Personally speaking – I’m a proud law enforcement wife, married to Mike – the love of my life – for over 30 years. He is the retired sheriff in our county, and we live in the house my daddy built with his own hands when I was just two years old. One of my favorite things about being “home” is the enjoyment of breathtaking Rocky Mountain sunsets.
Mike and I raised 2 beautiful children who are now married with children of their own. We love each of them as our own. Our family has learned to weather trials together, to pour into each other, and to find a way to hold on to God’s joy through it all. We are truly blessed.
It’s not uncommon. All followers of Jesus have seasons of life when they feel distant from Him. It’s a natural part of our spiritual journey. Knowing that, however, didn’t ease my feelings of discouragement when it happened to me. Our family—and I suspect yours...
We didn't know it at the time, but we were about to face incredible life changes. I said “I do” to the man of my dreams more than 30 years ago. He was a construction worker and I was a student. The local Sheriff's Office hired him just six short months later, and I...
It seems that more people are feeling anxious than ever. The truth is, to stop fretting from the uncertainties of today's world, we can all calm anxiety with the truth of God. I certainly need wisdom to learn how to give my anxiety to God. Each post in this series...