Jesus

still, I trust.

I would love to be able to say that I am navigating this time of hardship in our family with grace and joy. But the truth is that I’m struggling. Still, I trust. And I think that’s the heart of real faith – it’s daring to trust God and have hope that flies in the…

my joy went missing…

This week, my joy went missing. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t seem to find it. I think it may have gotten buried underneath expensive car repairs, sick kids, big decisions, a mountain of to-dos, job rejections and lack of sleep. As I was lamenting my lack of joy to the Lord this…

I am with you always…

I am with you always…   Jesus said this to his disciples in Matthew 28 as he was sending them out to do life after his death and resurrection. He was giving them his final pep talk, so to speak, before he ascended into heaven, and he was getting them ready to do his work.…

blind…

When I was growing up, I thought there was only one kind of blindness: the kind that causes a physical impairment of the eyes. Until recently, I didn’t understand that there was a different type of blindness: the kind that causes an impairment of the heart and soul. Spiritual blindness. Those people who cannot see…

Why I don’t want to be the G.O.A.T.

I realized something while studying Matthew 18-20 and it’s this: I can’t pursue greatness and godliness at the same time. It’s one or the other. One is about glory for self and one is about glory for God. One is about being great and one is about being the least. The world says be the…

an inventory of my heart…

I took an inventory of my heart this week, to see what was taking up space in there. What I found was not so stellar. Some of it wasn’t so bad – like the love and desire that I have to chase Jesus with reckless abandon, or the deep passion I have to share truth.…

the post about bread…

I love bread. I miss eating good bread (thank you, gluten intolerance). I wish I could go back to when I was a kid and bread was a staple at the dinner table – when it was considered necessary and nutritional. And I could eat it without feeling sick. These days, bread is classified as…

just because you believe something doesn’t make it true…

For years, I made decisions based on what I believed. I believed I had to look a certain way. I believed I had to be a certain weight. I believed I had to dress just right. I believed I needed to have the perfect house. I believed that if I could be as close to…

the if / then game…

You’ve probably already noticed that I’m studying the book of Matthew because it shows up in my writing every week. This blog is no exception. I’m studying Matthew 14, a chapter I have read 100 times already. But this time it was different…so wanted to share my thoughts with you.  This time, I saw the…

in the middle of a storm…

We are in the middle of a storm at our house, and it has been really difficult to navigate. Life feels turbulent, unsettled and out of control. I could not stop the flood of tears tonight as we processed what has happened and what the future holds.  Not my favorite. (If you haven’t read my…