In Sickness and In Health

Carrie Kittinger Faith, Marriage 10 Comments

When wedding vows are spoken most couples are healthy and strong and have not walked through the thick and thin places with each other. A few weeks ago the flu hit my husband head-on. Up to that point, I could count on one hand how many sick days he had taken in our 27 plus years of marriage. He ended …

Time Is in His Hands

Carrie Kittinger Faith 8 Comments

As I anticipate this year, I am reminded once again that time is a gift to steward. Last year, my family experienced some of our lowest depths ever, some amazing achievements, and lots of sweet and salty moments in between. We may feel like time is in our hands –  but the truth is –  our times are in the …

Finding Contentment in the Full and the Empty

Carrie Kittinger Faith, Parenting 2 Comments

My house is usually full of people during the holidays, which is amazingly beautiful and messy all wrapped up together. Laughter and tears, cooking and baking, extras squeezed around the table, stacks of dishes, loads of laundry and late night talks. Then all too soon, everyone leaves and I’m teary eyed and cranky. (The crankiness doesn’t last more than a …

Is It Better to Give than to Receive?

Carrie Kittinger Faith 3 Comments

The hustle and bustle have begun. The grocery aisles are lined with turkeys and all the trimmings and malls are decorated for Christmas. If you and I are not careful, we’ll get tired just thinking about the next six weeks. There will be much serving and giving, as well as receiving. This season can easily become more about checking items …

The Fight Worth Fighting

Carrie Kittinger Faith 1 Comment

  Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12 This was penned by the apostle Paul who had fought both the good fight and the bad fight. In his former way of living, Paul (who …

A Faithful Man

Carrie Kittinger Faith, Marriage 10 Comments

I consider myself twice blessed with faithful men in my life – my father and my husband. My father was and continues to be a faithful man – to his wife, his family and to The Lord. My husband is a faithful man as well. I experienced a broken engagement before meeting Danny, and I often thank The Lord for …

There is Always a Way Out

Carrie Kittinger Faith 4 Comments

Your path led through the sea, your way through the mighty waters, though your footprints were not seen. You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron. Psalm 70:19-20 When I read the story of Moses in the pages of Scripture, I am amazed at his fortitude in leading a multitude of people through the …

The Parental Release

Carrie Kittinger Faith, Parenting

Parenting ~ how can this word bring out so many emotions from my heart?  My love for my two is fierce.  My hunger to see them live out their destinies is insatiable.  I will fight on their behalf until my dying breath. The year my husband and I released our firstborn child was much harder than imagined. It caught my …

Is God Really Good All the Time?

Carrie Kittinger Faith 9 Comments

Have you ever felt like a dark cloud is hanging over you? I typically walk around with a sunny disposition, but whenever I hear the song, King of My Heart, by John Mark McMillan and Sarah McMillan, I am challenged in my view of God’s goodness. Questions arise in my heart. Do I really believe God is good, all the time? Do …

The Best Way to Lead is to Follow

Carrie Kittinger Faith 2 Comments

My husband and I were talking about leadership recently. It seems people are either clambering to be in the driver’s seat or reluctant to be in any kind of leadership position. Like it or not, we are all leading in some way or another. And, like it or not, we are all following in some way or another. Whether leading …