Don’t Let It Get Inside You

Sharon Current Events 6 Comments

I’m taking a break this week from my series on love, to tell you a short story. A number of years ago, Ike and I endured a hard season of our marriage. It had nothing to do with our relationship with one another, but came from an outside force. There was a person in our lives who was toxic, and they turned our world …

Love is: Kind

Sharon Love 5 Comments

“Love is kind.” 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is a funny thing. We tend to know it when we see it, but it’s also a bit like jello, tough to pin to the wall.  Love means a lot of different things in our world, which is why it sometimes gets wrangled into unloving agendas. We can do selfish things, reckless things, and self-destructive things, all in the name of “love.” It’s not hard to …

Love is: Patient

Sharon Patience 1 Comment

Last week one of my tweets hit a nerve, in the very best way: Sometimes I think “God is love” gets taken to mean “love is god.” But the difference between them is like a perfect compass, & a broken one. — Sharon Hodde Miller (@SHoddeMiller) September 12, 2016 This tweet wasn’t one of those random thoughts that just pops into …

Something Out of Nothing

Sharon Encouragement 6 Comments

Last month my youngest son began day care, which means I now have two mornings entirely to myself. Each day, in those first moments after the front door shuts and a hush falls over the house, I breathe the quiet into my lungs, I throw open the windows, and I light a candle that reminds me of Charleston. Then I sit down at …

The Good Girl’s Rebellion

Sharon Spiritual Health 5 Comments

I’ve been sitting on this post for several months. I first began to write it after a conversation with some friends from church. We were talking about our spiritual journeys, and mine was pretty uninteresting: I was raised in the church, I followed the rules, and I never needed to learn the hard way. I always did what was expected of me, and I …

The Campaign for Character

Sharon Politics

For the past few weeks–months, really–something has been bubbling up inside of me. Over the weekend, it came to a boil. I think the Spirit is urging me to speak about something, so I have spent a lot of time praying, asking for the right words, and opening my heart to the wisdom of God. In a culture like ours, when listening seems …

Marriage, Kids, and So Much Touch

Sharon Family, Marriage 10 Comments

It was the end of a long day, and I was exhausted and ready for bed. I crawled under the covers, pulled them up to my chin, and let out a long sigh. Our youngest son was five months old, so I breathed in the peace and quiet. No children were crying. No babies needed holding. No diapers needed changing. It was nice. My husband …

Big News!!!!!

Sharon Uncategorized 43 Comments

Oh friends, where do I even begin? I’m so excited to FINALLY share some major news in my life, and I hardly have the words to say it. In a way, this announcement has been ten years in the making, because that is how long I have been writing and blogging. And now it’s finally happening. A ten year long dream is becoming a …

A Call to Fast and Pray

Sharon Current Events 10 Comments

Like many of you, I will never forget where I was the day of the mass shooting in Newtown. I was at the gym walking on a treadmill with a tiny tv attached to it. The news of the shooting broke, and I stopped dead in my tracks. I stood there staring into space, probably for a few minutes. Then, I looked up …

When Comparison is About Something Else

Sharon Discipleship 7 Comments

Last week I had a chance to hear my friend Lisa speak at a church in my area. It’s always fun to sit under the teaching of women I love, and Lisa is no exception. She is passionate about Jesus and has an unbelievable gift for teaching. She killed it. Here’s what else I love about Lisa–she is hysterical. SO stinking funny. I …