I was exhausted. Then I learned about the Sabbath.

God gives us the Sabbath as command and a gift. Picture giving your kids a super awesome present Christmas morning. You know they are going to love it. And then, to your complete surprise, they just leave the present unopened under the tree. I would be so disappointed because I love giving them good things and I would hate to … Read More

He Equips Us For Hard Things

For so many across the world, hard decisions in uncertain times have become the normal. Jobs have been lost, a messy American election is pending, and many have fallen ill or lost loved ones. It is easy to look at 2020 and only see the trials, tribulations, and disheartening moments. It is easy to see the heartbreak and devastation, especially this year. We want to wipe … Read More

I Have All That I Need

For the last three years, I’ve had the privilege of seeing a therapist with an immense amount of professional and Biblical wisdom. She’s spoken into my life with humility and grace, often visiting and revisiting Psalm 23. I’ve spent a lot of time with her, lamenting the woes of living in a proverbial process and feeling as though I don’t have what … Read More

Love (Always)

Although I am currently taking a social media break, I popped onto Instagram about a month ago, for food inspiration or boredom or some other forgotten reason, and it just so happened that it was World Day Against Trafficking In Persons. Two stories in and I’m wrecked, heart broken over the things that happen to children, and in utter horror … Read More

If Momma Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy

Lately, I have been heavily mediating on the power of one’s tongue. It amazes me how something so small has such great power. But, before I get to the “meat” of this post, allow me to share this disclaimer: I am not a master at controlling my tongue.  I, too, fail (more often than I would like to admit) at bridling … Read More

Pick Up Your Bible, Put Down Your Phone

The last few months have been hard. I’ve felt the weight and the tension of everything going on in our nation and have foundmyself feeling sad and anxious because of it. I’m not sure if you’re like me, but when there is a lot of pain going on in theworld it leads to spending more and more time in front of a screen. Sometimes it’s a tv screen watching … Read More

Fix Your Eyes

Do you remember the character from the Charlie Brown series that was called “Pig Pen”? He seemed to have somewhat of a smile on his face and smudges of dirt all over his clothes and face. He also had a cloud of dust that was surrounding his legs and feet. Isn’t that a perfect example of how we all feel … Read More

Tasty skittles, toddler tantrums, and a life of joy

NO to self, YES to God Have you ever seen a toddler throw a fit? If you are a momma, I know the answer to that is a resounding YES, but I am pretty sure everyone has. If they can’t have exactly what they want, they want everyone to know they aren’t happy about it.   Toddlers know little of self-denial … Read More

Finding Freedom In Being Unqualified

Fireworks, food & freedom were the anthem for many Americans this past weekend as we celebrated our 244th Independence Day. People referenced the bald eagle more than usual, broke out the stars & stripes outfits, and enjoyed days with family and friends. While the Fourth may have been a brief reprieve from the chaos of 2020, there is no shortage … Read More

Choosing Love When I Am Weary

I don’t know about you, but often for me, in seasons of weariness, stretching or overcoming, I find myself camping in a couple of Bible verses and staying there until the Spirit leads me on. I’m grateful for His leading, inviting me to focus and meditate and be at rest in the midst of emotional turbulence. The Bible has a … Read More