Daring To Hope In Times of Brokenness and Despair

“I have been to Emmaus. I have walked the road pocketed with doubt and despair and the wondering and the I had hoped the lie of Satan that maybe this time He let me down, that maybe this time He would not be enough. But when I push aside those … Click here to read entire post…

Encourage One Another…I Dare You!

This post contains an affiliate link. For my full disclosure policy, please click here. Did you know that today is National Encouragement Day? Yup. An entire day has been set aside to encourage (hmmm…) people to encourage one another. I. Love. This. I mean, that is the reason I started … Click here to read entire post…

Why We Need To Safe Guard Our Busy

“We live in a culture that glorifies busy. Our culture equates busy and fast with importance and success.” This is what Shauna Neiquist told my women’s Bible study group a couple of weeks ago, via her video study, “Living Life Together.” Well, this is paraphrased from the notes that I took … Click here to read entire post…

Listen Up, My Christian Brothers and Sisters: We Need To Do Better!

I have sat down at my laptop countless times this past month to write an election post. Each time, the screen stared back at me with its blinking cursor as I tried to formulate coherent thoughts that would translate well into words and into your hearts. I was unable to. … Click here to read entire post…

Why It Is A Blessing To Squeeze In Just One More Thing This Month

“Tsk, tsk, tsk…” Mrs. Unger made a noise as she looked at me with a scowl and squashed my hair down flat, only to have it bounce back up again, not a hair out of place, when she released her hand. To be fair, it was the late 80s, era … Click here to read entire post…

Bible Verse Mapping: Lamentations 3:19-24 Jeremiah’s Sunrise

Here is the verse mapping for Lamentations 3:19-24. Please scroll past photos to read my thoughts.  One night at the beginning of the summer,  I had trouble falling asleep and had pulled an all-nighter. I was sitting on the couch reading, around 5:00 am, when I caught a glimpse of … Click here to read entire post…

How Can Our Wants Be His Will? Obedience.

“We have turned our backs on God but still blame Him when things don’t go our way.” I hurriedly wrote this quote down on the corner of my church bulletin this past Sunday. Our pastor is on vacation and our youth pastor, Chris, is in the middle of a great … Click here to read entire post…

Letting Go of Rejection and Living Loved

   This post contains an affiliate link. For my full disclosure policy, please click here. When Lysa Terkeurst announced that she was releasing a new book entitled, “Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely,” my first thought was, “Cool. A new book. But, I doubt I’ll … Click here to read entire post…

Just a Reminder: Jesus Changes Everything

  As I closed my eyes, I gripped the sweaty hands of my kiddos, who were sitting on their knees along each side of me. I stole a peak at the both of them, as well as my 18 year old cousin, who was holding each of their hands as … Click here to read entire post…

Consider the Joy

I’ve been reading the book of Acts a lot lately. It’s so good! I started reading it again when I was watching A.D. The Bible Continues with my boys.  It combines scripture with history and does a fantastic job of bringing the book of Acts to life. It really had … Click here to read entire post…