Missing the Old While Longing For the New

Our backyard has a creek running through it, nestled up to woods with both tall and fallen trees. Pretty much daily, we drop everything to run watch the deer trot through the woods, across the creek, and in to the field on the backside of our property. The other day, my husband took our three year old son, dog, and … Read More

Why Funerals Are a Good Way to Start a Decade

“How’s that little boy?” he asked as he pointed to the row my mom was sitting on, there in the back of the sanctuary, helping me find my seat. “He’s great. Growing so fast,” I quickly responded as I clutched the program for the first funeral of the decade I would attend. “Good. That’s what we care about,” he said, … Read More

The Best Recipe for Thanksgiving

The Best Recipe For Thanksgiving

If you’re like me, you’ve been thumbing through old cookbooks and searching posts on the internet hunting the perfect recipes for this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner. It’s the star banquet of the year, this meal. We want it to be filled with equal parts tradition and deliciousness. But most of all, we want a recipe for our families that will stir … Read More

You’re Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Too, Girl.

Rarely do my husband and I sleep in separate rooms. This week, though, he is suffering through a double ear infection and a sinus infection. Our little boy is recovering from a virus as well, so I really am taking measures to give my immune system its best shot so we don’t all fall apart. Even still, sometimes I feel … Read More

What You Need to Know When You’re Searching for More

Jesus is the Man of Sorrows, but he’s also the Prince of Peace. He gets where we are and all that we’ve been through. But he won’t leave us stuck. He brings peace and resurrection and hope to anything that brings us low, because he got low with us so that he could raise us up with Him and set … Read More

How to stop saying, “I can’t do this.”

Emily P Meyer How to Stop Saying I Cant Do This

“I can’t do this.” If I haven’t said it out loud, how many times have I said it inside my head and heart The weight of the, “I can’t do this,” is so so heavy. It’s often very real, too. You really aren’t as strong as the task ahead of you many times…not by yourself. But you know what? You’ve … Read More

The Difference Between Confession and Repentance

I heard a message this morning at church that gave me an a-ha moment. It gave words to what I’ve been understanding in my soul for a few years now about processing and living in true transformation through Christ. There is a difference between confession and repentance. You can say with your lips to the Lord all day long, “I’m … Read More

What God Thinks is Greater than What I think

I love hearing people’s thoughts. God created us with remarkable minds and has given us the ability to process what we notice and experience in this world thought by thought. More than that, though, He has revealed to us what He thinks through His Holy Word. So what I value more than what a person thinks is what He thinks. … Read More

If It Weren’t for Billy Graham, I Wouldn’t Be Alive

I wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for Billy Graham. You read that right. I really wouldn’t. Do you ever wonder who it was in your life that was the crux of it all that led to your existence? Have you ever stopped to consider that maybe YOU are the one that will be the prompt to someone else’s opening … Read More

#WinningAtLife

What does winning at life look like, really? In a culture of hashtags, most of us are familiar with #winning or #winningatlife . Sometimes these little community builders are used in jest or sarcasm and others, they are used as an honest cheer for small and great victories alike. I’ve used both. Plugging in the crockpot AND turning it on? … Read More