Christmas Expectations

My mom and I enjoyed some sweet time together this week. As we were talking, my strong dislike of change became the topic of conversation. My mom laughingly commented that I have strongly fought change since I was little. She is so right, change is extremely difficult for me. Being an adult single during the holidays … Continue reading

Overweight, Yet God Is Still Sovereign

I sometimes have a hard time understanding the sovereignty of God in tandem with the responsibility of Man. The Bible is clear that God is sovereign over all things, but equally clear that man is responsible for his own actions. I know that both can be true at the same time, but the inter-workings of … Continue reading

Same Blog, Different Spin

If we would have met when I was in my early 20s and you would have asked “where do you see yourself in ten years”? My reply would have gone something like this, “Married, 4 or 5 kids, pastor’s wife, serving my Savior in my local church”. Simple vision, not glamorous, and, one would think, … Continue reading

Who Is Sufficient?

2 Corinthians 2:16 Believing in grace for past and future trials is easy, but resting in grace for the immediate need is true faith. Believer, grace is sufficient right now. Do not say that this is a new trouble, but if you do, remember that the grace of God is always new. Do not complain … Continue reading

The Lord Helped Us – 2015 Reflections

“Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.” (1 Samuel 7:12) The word “hitherto” seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Twenty years or seventy, and yet “hitherto hath the Lord helped us!” Through poverty, through wealth, through sickness, through health; at home, abroad, on the land, on the sea; in honor, in dishonor, … Continue reading

The Changed Cross

There is a poem called “The Changed Cross.” It represents a weary one who thought that her cross was surely heavier than those of others whom she saw about her, and she wished that she might choose another instead of her own. She slept, and in her dream she was let to a place where … Continue reading

Is God Silent To You?

“I will be still, and I will behold in my dwelling place. “ Isa. 18:4 Assyria was marching against Ethiopia, the people of which are described as tall and smooth. And as the armies advance, God makes no effort to arrest them; it seems as though they will be allowed to work their will. He … Continue reading

Amazon Deals

Amazon is announcing deals better than Black Friday for next Wednesday! The only catch, you have to be an Amazon Prime member. Not a member? You can sign up for a 30 day trial. And as an Amazon Prime member, let me say it’s pretty awesome! You can sign-up HERE.

Letting Things Alone

“Neither know we what do do; but our eyes are upon thee.” (2 Chron. 20:12) Life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent, to steady it when trembling and shaking as the oxen drew it … Continue reading

The Supremacy of Christ

I want to put it down right here that I have certainly “tasted the joy.” I cannot imagine a more wonderfully blessed life than mine. Faithfulness of a loving Father-that’s what I’ve found, every day of every week of every year, and it gets better. Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day, Dad!

Dad, condensing you into a paragraph just isn’t possible. I am the person I am today because of God’s working in my life. One of the primary means of that work was and still remains you. You are a walking example of patience, self-sacrifice, and putting everyone else before yourself. You are a living demonstration … Continue reading

God Meant It Unto Good

(Gen. 5:20) “God meant it unto good”-O blest assurance, Falling like sunshine all across life’s way, Touching with Heaven’s gold earth’s darkest storm clouds, Bringing fresh peace and comfort day by day ‘Twas not by chance the hands of faithless bretheren Sold Joseph captive to a foreign land; Now was it chance which, after years … Continue reading

Peace, Trust, Rest, Sleep

Read the below last night (from Streams in the Desert, awesome devotional, btw). It amazes me how God knows just what I need to read, right when I need it! It takes a minute to process the old English, but it’s worth it! “This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this … Continue reading

Why I Love Renew Kidz

For the past two years (this June is year 3) my church has done a family retreat. 2 days of living on a college campus, eating together, playing together, worshiping together, and learning about Jesus together. It has been an honor to be asked to head up the child care portion of the retreat each … Continue reading