As 2022 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year behind and set goals for the year ahead. My word for last year was “covenant faithfulness,” which I wrote about in this blog post. The Lord had much to teach me about this topic through my study of Hosea and personal goals… Continue reading 2023: Stewarding the Mind
In the past, I’ve written about the difficulties of the Christmas season for single people (see When You’re Tired of the Waiting this Christmas and When Part of Your Heart Feels Dark this Christmas). Those moments will probably never go away while we’re single because the ache and longing to have our own families during… Continue reading Five Holiday Traditions to Start as a Single Person
Advent Sunday 3: Peace Reflections from Zephaniah 3 & Luke 1 Angry shouts ring out. A door is slammed. A gun goes off. A siren wails in the night. Wars rage across the planet. Gang violence ravages neighborhoods. Bullies rule the school yard. Marriages rip apart in homes. And we all just… Continue reading Peace in the Midst of Chaos
Advent Sunday 2: Love Reflections from Isaiah 41 They fling their words desperately, Angry accusations tinged with pain – “How could a loving God Allow so much suffering in the world?” All around our parched, longing souls Lie disease, storms, destruction, Aches and fears, lies and fights. Where is the love of God… Continue reading Oh, What Love Divine!
Advent Sunday 1: Hope Reflections from Isaiah 9 We walk in the gloom of anguish. We walk in thick darkness, our heads bowed low, our hearts burdened heavy, our tears breaking out. Sin weighs us down. Pain, disease, heartache, despair— They seem to touch every corner Of our messy and fragile… Continue reading And So, We Hope this Christmas
The first half of my twenties were filled with adventure, memories, laughter, and a good share of angst that culminated in a devastating heartbreak right before my 25th birthday. The second half of my twenties saw healing, growth, and an embracing of who God had made me to be. My 30th birthday was a beautiful… Continue reading Dear 35: I Hope You Build with Courage