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Lift Up You Eyes to the Hills

November 3, 2016

Dear Self, I know that things are hard right now. I know that exhaustion has seeped into your bones and your heart, and a weariness you can’t always talk about, let alone describe, has taken root. I know you are sad and angry and hurt; that dreams have come and gone and hopes have been deferred. I know that your plan has flown by the …

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Draw Near

October 5, 2016

“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God that I many declare all thy works.” Psalm 73:28   I sat at the counter listening to my friend share her heart. Kids ran around at our feet, the smell of baking still lingered in the air (she made banana bread… I know!), and we …

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What I am

September 2, 2016

One of my best friends lives just around the corner from us. Her girls are the same ages as mine so we get together once a week to let the kids run crazy while we drink all the coffee. She’s the type of friend who I text when I’m sitting on the bathroom floor hiding from the world because it’s been one of those days. …

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Small Steps of Ordinary Obedience

August 10, 2016

Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. Psalm 128:1 “Mommy! Where’s Mommy?” I looked up from my laptop and sighed. My to-do list was longer than I was tall, and every time I closed my eyes it grew even longer. I hoped to get some work done, to start crossing things off, but the sound of the little voice …

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Awake the Dawn: Practicing worship

July 14, 2016

“My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being, Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!” Psalm 108:1-2 I set down my coffee and stared at the pages of my Bible. What a beautiful image, what an awesome act of worship. Awake the dawn! The idea of wanting to sing from the rooftops was incredible …

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When I don’t feel loved

July 1, 2016

The sunlight flooded the mountain valley like a golden dam opening in slow motion. With the warmth of the morning rays, came the unmistakable warmth of the love of God. It enveloped me like a blanket, wrapping me in the certainty that I was loved by God.   We sat on the hard floor of the island church, sat and prayed and worshiped the God …

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Why I say, “I’m praying”

June 13, 2016

*Before I even start this post I want to state as clearly as I can that I unequivocally condemn what was done at the Pules Nightclub. It was evil, it was wrong, and I absolutely hate that it was done. I hate all destruction of human life. I sit here and I grieve with the families and friends of everyone involved and stand with them against this type of violence.    I woke …

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Ordinary Days, Extraordinary God

June 3, 2016

Sometimes life is just draining. Nothing is particularly hard, or bad, or gut-wrenching. Just tiring. That’s the way the last few weeks have been for me. Sick kids, broken air conditioners, and decisions weighing on my heart have left me weary in a way I can’t quite understand, let alone describe. The problem for me, and possibly this happens to you too, is that once …

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Who am I trying to please?

May 23, 2016

The Weight of Pleasing People  I am a recovering People Pleaser. Yes, those were capital “P”s. When I say that I was a people pleaser, I am not saying that I moonlighted occasionally or let it be a part time gig. No, I was a tried and true, to the core of my being, people pleaser. For the majority of my life, I have let …

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When God is Enough

May 13, 2016

  I know life is hard right now. I know you’re tired; that it has literally been months, or even years, since a full night’s sleep has been a regular thing. The bags under your eyes are as fixed and the stretch marks on your stomach. I know. I know you constantly feel the tension between the exhaustion, frustration, failure and the elation, joy, and …

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