• Praise,  Uncategorized

    Thank you cards fail

    I’m sitting here writing thank you cards to family and friends for coming to our wedding this past March and for the many, many blessings they poured out on my husband and I in celebration of our marriage. And for anyone that’s counting, that would be 5 months after the fact. I believe some etiquette sites say that you have six months to get out your thank you cards before you’re officially a rude, ungrateful worm in the sights of all whom you love and hold dear… And, while I appreciate that generous timeline, I still think that people would value hearing pretty quickly after the fact about all the…

  • Peace & Security

    The Secret to Facing Every Hard Thing

    Have you ever had one of those days where your running late and you run out to hop in your car only to discover that your windows are completely frosted up with ice. 12 million precious minutes later, you open the door to get into the car and your jacket gets caught and it yanks you back before you can slide into the seat. Then, naturally, you hit every light on your journey into work, even lights that you were literally never aware of, like they just popped out of the ground for the sole purpose of making you insane. But really, would it even matter if all the lights…

  • Learning about Jesus

    Swamp-Diving Savior

    I keep a card in my wallet that says “Jesus is not afraid of the messy stuff. The I AM has your back!”. It reminds me that the God we serve wades deep into the mud of our messes in order to redeem, rescue, and restore. And blessed-be my swamp-diving Savior, because my actions sometimes snowball into serious mess-ups and my unwise decisions have at times left truckloads of issues in their wake. The muck of life that me, everyone else around me, now has to deal with. What have I done? How could I do that again? When will I learn my lesson?

  • Uncategorized

    He’s got a hold on you

    Can I tell you some good news today? Let’s get our eyes up and onto the Savior. Let’s tap into the Way, the Truth, and the Life, Jesus Christ, and be filled with ALL joy and peace in believing. Listen to what He declares over you: 37 All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. 38 For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me,but raise them up at the…

  • Peace & Security

    A Letter to a Beautiful Woman of God

    Hello, I hope you’re having a good day today. It’s a little strange writing you a letter but I have to admit that it may be the only way I’m going to work up the courage to tell you what I want to say. Although it would be a happy conversation, I’m an easy crier (as you have probably seen by now). All that emotion would make me lose track of my thoughts and by the end of our talk, I’m not sure I would have said all the things I wanted to. What I want to tell you is that you are so special. 

  • Learning about Jesus

    Trust

    Faith, or believing in God, is the foundation of any Christian’s walk with the Lord. You can’t be in a relationship with someone you don’t believe in. So, without faith, you’re nowhere. In fact, the bible says that without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). That’s not really rocket science, right? Trust, on the other hand, sometimes appears to have rocket science-like qualities. It can seem impossible to properly do, even at its most basic level. Why is that, that for so many of God’s people, we’ve got that faith part DOWN but our trust in God leaves something to be desired.  I’m all in Lord, I believe! I believe!…