God's Provision

New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

I keep hearing people say “new year, new you!” The problem is, I don’t feel new. The year is barely a week old and I feel overwhelmed and overburdened. I feel like I can’t do even one more thing, that the tasks ahead of me are too many. Work. Home. Friends. Family. Laundry. Dinner. Cleaning. I feel pulled in so many directions that I can’t possibly do it all, like I am not enough. I feel like the needs of those around me are too great. I just can’t do it.

What do YOU Believe About God?

What do YOU Believe About God?

A few years ago, our pastor started a sermon with this quote from AW Tozer: "What we believe about God is the most important thing".  I remember thinking 'Oh, that's good'. I then heard, saw or read that quote five more times in the next two weeks.  So, I thought, maybe God was trying to get my attention with those words.

Dressing in and out.

Dressing in and out.

It’s prom season everywhere.   At the Holguin house, we just passed through the sweet season of the hundred-fold decisions about length and color, style and shoes, handbags and jewelry.  Working with high school students as a profession has offered little reprieve. My juniors and seniors are rapt in continuous side conversations about prom attire:  where did you buy your dress? What heels are you wearing? What kind of tux did you rent?

Life: Destination or Journey?

Life: Destination or Journey?

My husband is a huge classic Corvette fan. He has been given countless Corvette models, shirts, watches and even cologne. He can identify which light shape corresponds to each model or how the vents on the side indicate what year it is. If we were driving to my brother’s house in Bowling Green Kentucky, he would want to take a detour to the National Corvette Museum. I admire people who can be driving someplace and stop along the way for little adventures. But that is definitely not me! I am the person that heads straight to my destination and then, once the car is unloaded, the vacation begins… and not a minute before!

Two Ways the Holocaust Article Changed Me

Two Ways the Holocaust Article Changed Me

Do you find that God uses just about anything to teach you something He wants you to know? That happened to me this week when I was reading an article about, of all things, Poland.

I was reading a rather alarming article in the news the other day. Poland recently passed a law saying that it is a crime to accuse that country of any involvement in the Holocaust.