Beauty & Sorrow

“Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope.” – Dr. Brené Brown Day 1 of 11 – today I painted.  This week has been really hard. I’ve officially hit my third trimester of pregnancy, and I don’t know if it’s the hormones or a combination…… Continue reading Beauty & Sorrow

The Resilient

Resilient /rı’zılıǝnt/ adj. Able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Winter finally settled down on the UK. Over the past few weeks, we’ve had the blessing of enjoying some very unseasonably warm weather. I have laughed to myself many times as I read updates of snow in the southern United States. It was…… Continue reading The Resilient

Not my will, but Yours

Sometimes life throws us curveballs. However, it’s comforting to remember God knew they were coming all along. Reading through the story of Jesus praying in the garden before his betrayal, I’m reminded that He went through every emotion we can or will ever feel. There’s nothing He won’t understand. Faced with death, which is a…… Continue reading Not my will, but Yours

Guess What?

I don’t know that you clicked on the link to this blog surprised to find what I’m about to tell you: Bridget Vogel is moving…………again. Barack Obama and I are similar in at least one way. We both hold fast to an identical life slogan: Change. Try as I might, God isn’t allowing me to…… Continue reading Guess What?


Psalm 94:19 When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul. His consolations or rather, His comfort, compassion, at the root, His very breath, that is, His Word, is pleasing to my soul. Tonight my thoughts are many.  Tonight I’m nervous and have placed my focus on things that don’t matter.  And just as…… Continue reading Encouragement