What Your Eyes Were Made to See

I had the privilege of stealing away for an overnight trip with a leadership team I serve with at my church. We got to stay in a beautiful lake house in the mountains. It was the first time I’ve been away from my family in a year and 3 months. I was like a kid in a candy store not … Read More

10 Ways You Can Move Through Fear Right Now

Currently, the world is in crisis mode. There is a global pandemic: The Coronavirus. The toilet paper shelves are empty in most stores, most events have been cancelled, a portion of the world’s population are very sick, world leaders are making decisions by the hour, and people are worried across the globes. Our hearts and minds are as heavy as … Read More

10 Takeaways From Taking a Social Media Fast

Recently, the pastor of our church asked the congregation to do a 21 Day Fast. I might’ve grown anxious and waited until the veryyyyyyy last minute to confirm my commitment when I heard this. I have done 24 hour food fasting a couple times and a week long social media fast before for various reasons, but I had never committed … 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

Spotlight Prayers

Prayer is a constant line of communication with God. I’m still learning so much about prayer. It’s humbling to think that the God of the Universe will listen to what little ole me has to say, especially since it used to be that there was a much more complicated process to talk with Him. Jesus has become our mediator and … Read More

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

Trade the Hustle for the Holy

We live in a world that screams, “You’re behind! You should be doing ______! You should have accomplished ______ by now!” How overwhelming. There has to be another approach to living a meaningful life. I think it’s time to trade the hustle for the holy. I don’t mean that we shouldn’t ever hustle. Sometimes we need to work hard and … Read More

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

How to Walk Through Uncertain Times More Confidently

Shadows can be daunting. Sometimes they create wild images in our minds to what might be lurking on the path we are to walk or the place we are to settle for a stretch. But other times, they help us see the shape of who is walking beside us a little more clearly as we make our passage through the … Read More

The Truth About Isolating Yourself

One of Satan’s craftiest plans is to keep you discouraged, depressed, and anxious by keeping you isolated. He wants to convince you that you don’t belong and that you don’t have a place. He wants to get you by yourself so that you don’t have an army of support pouring truth, fellowship, and hope into your life. Don’t believe him. … Read More