• Faith

    Psalms on Slow-Mo

    All throughout my life I have read a Psalm here or there. I have looked up Psalms to suit my mood or current life situation. But one thing I have never done was to go one by one through the Psalms. At the beginning of the year I decided to slow down and read through the Psalms from the beginning. My husband and I had prayer on our hearts in a big way and a felt that praying Scripture was missing. As we were beginning to make scripture prayer a routine we found ourselves in Psalms a lot. For my birthday an awesome friend gifted me some lovely new highlighters…

  • Faith

    Render a New Song

    What sin have you ignored, justified, or hidden? The time is NOW to bring it to the Light. No more 'I am sorry, I won't do it again' and then choosing that sin again when temptation feels crushing. The time to render our hearts to the Lord is NOW. He is gracious and slow to anger - abounding in steadfast love. That is your King.

  • Faith

    What’s the Word?

    Two years ago I decided to pray the week from Christmas to New Year’s Day to see what word the Lord would give me. Two years ago my word was “rest” it was a year I needed to recover and press into the Lord. I didn’t feel to many grand feelings from considering that word but it was a blessed reminder when I started to get angsty.

  • Faith

    No Hiding, Be Hidden

    “Don’t look at me, mama!” This is my toddler’s new favorite phase.  He says it when he has made a poor choice or is being sneaky. As my little stinker lay under a chair hiding from his hand washing, I couldn’t help but think about how I do this. We ALL do this. At one point, or another, we secretly hope God’s promise to always be near us is not true. We want to ignore it and only cling to it when we are in trouble. …the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you. Deuteronomy 31:6 We categorize God’s promises into seasons – this one for when…

  • Faith

    Self-ology

    I have recently been discussing the conversation of inclusion and exclusion with a few friends which led me to share why exclusion hurts me personally the way it does. I have felt left out or not a part of most social situations. And this feeling stems from hurt in my childhood. I have to discovered the source of this pain and hurt feelings by being introspective. It is easy to be hurt or have reactive feelings towards situations, and just let them hurt us. I believe it is important to pause when we feel that and ask the Lord to reveal to us the source of the emotion. If you…

  • Book Reviews

    Book Review: God Met Me Here

    I had the privilege to pre-read a wonderful book this past month. It was a compilation of stories written by men and women of God who shared a common theme – God meeting them despite adverse circumstances. It was published by Kingdom Publishing and comes out this month (November 2019).  (This article contains affiliate links) I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect other than stories of God moving in big ways in a variety of people’s lives. I love books like this that point us back to God and how He can be trusted to meet us where we are. God comes to us no matter if  we are stuck…