Christina Fox is a counselor, writer, retreat speaker, and author of several books including A Heart Set Free: A Journey to Hope Through the Psalms of Lament and Idols of a Mother’s Heart. She writes for various ministries and publications including TGC, Ligonier Ministries, and Revive Our Hearts. She serves on the PCA’s national women’s ministry team and is the editor of their ministry blog, enCourage. You can find her at www.christinafox.com.
Do you know the sound of silence? Once upon a time, I played the flute in the school orchestra. I especially enjoyed playing those musical pieces where a portion of the score built up to a crescendo, followed by...
This is the time of year I most feel overwhelmed. That back to school, back to sports, back to parent volunteer duties, back to driving everywhere time of year. It comes on like a deluge, and I feel as though I am drowning in responsibilities and places I...
Uncertainty. If there’s one word I would use to describe this year and life during a worldwide crisis, it’s uncertainty. The dictionary defines uncertainty as “being in a state of regular or constant change.”
Being homebound this spring found me outside in the warm afternoon sun. I’d set up my camping chair in the front yard, plop down, and read a book. Like everyone else, being stuck at home meant that life had slowed way down, almost to a standstill.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the Psalms these past couple of months, primarily because we are discussing the laments in the virtual support group I facilitate, but also because it’s what my own heart needs right now.
How are you feeling these days? This crisis is bringing up many difficult emotions for all of us. It certainly is for me. Throughout the day, I find myself hop-scotching from worry to loneliness to frustration to boredom to discontentment.