Kim McGovern

Ditching Doubt and Living Loved

Do you ever doubt God’s love for you? As a young mom of two, I remember running from God—breathless, blind, and desperate to navigate life and love on my own terms. Yet, in a raw, ungraceful moment of a failing marriage, I tripped into the arms of Jesus. There, wrapped in an embrace I hadn’t […]

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How to Take a Breath of God-Given Gratitude

Warm air tickled my ear as my husband pressed in tight. “Breathe,” he whispered, giving an encouraging squeeze. Consumed with what-ifs and worst-case scenarios, I was doing my usual—holding my breath, all the while eclipsing my ability to see the good engraved by God on the landscape of this special day.

I expelled staleness from my lungs and willed my daughter’s words of promise to her soon-to-be spouse to fill the void. Without effort, plants and animals breathe, as do creatures of the sea. Why is it fear brings the rhythm of my respiration to a standstill, saturating me in a toxic atmosphere of ingratitude?

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