• 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, 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 need…

  • 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…

  • Faith

    Living ALL-IN for Others

    Living with a deep and rich commitment to God means that we express that by being deeply and richly committed to his people! It means valuing what (and to whom) we commit to. We live in a day in age where we are encouraged to 'do you' and invest mercilessly in self-care. But where is the push to be devoted to one another?

  • Faith

    Lessons from a Near Drowning

    Life IS fleeting and our lives can change in an INSTANT! We have a choice here too. We can stay bogged down by our situation or have praise and thanksgiving forever flowing from our lips. Blessed be HIS name and mighty are HIS works! There isn't always a happy, for us, ending. But when we trust God and we trust that He does work all things together for our good and His glory, than we can hold life loosely.

  • Faith

    Girl, Look at Jesus

    Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus O soul, are you weary and troubled?No light in the darkness you see?There’s light for a look at the Savior,And life more abundant and free. Turn your eyes upon Jesus,Look full in His wonderful face,And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,  In the light of His glory and grace. Through death into life everlastingHe passed, and we follow Him there;O’er us sin no more hath dominionFor more than conqu’rors we are! His Word shall not fail you, He promised;Believe Him and all will be well;Then go to a world that is dying,His perfect salvation to tell! By: Helen Howarth Lemmel This is hymn is one…