faith

A Seat at the Table

March 1, 2018

There is something almost magical about a rainy morning when you have nowhere to go. There is peace, an ancient sort of quiet, that descends upon my soul when I sit in the morning and just listen to the rain fall and splash against the side of the house. It stirs me. Inspires me. Makes me long for a pen or my computer or anything …

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When I Don’t Feel Like Reading My Bible

March 8, 2017

stared at my Bible lying open, but untouched on the counter. Behind me the coffee brewed and upstairs my family still slept; this was my time. My time to read, pray, write… whatever it was that God had for me that morning this was time to do it. And I normally cherished those moments of quiet, but not that morning. That morning I simply didn’t …

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Not Forgotten

January 9, 2017

I sat in my bathroom, tears running down my face harsh sobs causing my shoulders to tremble and shake. “Where are you, God?” For the first time in weeks, the words whispered in my heart were not angry, they were filled with a deep sort of sadness, a painful longing. “Why have you forgotten me?”   Left Behind Things hadn’t always been like that. Months before …

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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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The Lion

May 4, 2016

“Are you not thirsty?” said the Lion. “I’m dying of thirst,” said Jill. “Then drink,” said the Lion… The delicious rippling noise of the stream was driving her nearly frantic. “Will you promise not to- do anything to me, if I do come?” said Jill. “I make no promise,” said the Lion… “Do you eat girls?” she said. “I have swallowed up girls and boys, …

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Christ in Us..?

April 29, 2016

I am one of those people that get’s completely stressed out placing my order at restaurants, especially if it’s one I don’t eat at often. No matter how much I’ve thought and planned and prepared, when the waiter looks at me, I have a moment of panic. Did I want Baja ranch, or fiesta ranch, or spicy ranch? Was it chicken fingers, nuggets, or tenders? …

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