• 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…

  • 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…