Zechariah 4:6, 10 – “Then He said to me, ‘This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD of hosts.’ … For whoever has despised the day of small things shall rejoice, and shall see the plumb line in the hand of… Continue reading Don’t Despise the Day of Small Things
Last year, 2019, I wanted my focus to be on faithfulness. I wanted to especially grow in my faithfulness to the callings that I’ve been given in this season – specifically my writing, my walk with God, and my hospitality/relationships. Unfortunately, there were a few things that got in the way of that pursuit –… Continue reading 2020 – A Deeper, More Undistracted Year
You thought perhaps this season of your life would be different. A little fuller. A little more rewarding. A little more bountiful. And instead, you find yourself facing an unexpected season of barrenness. A season where you feel like not much fruit is growing or being cultivated. Maybe you’re a young mother constantly pouring into… Continue reading Seasons of Barrenness
Do you crave a love like what all the romantic songs and sweet quotes offer? “A love so deep the ocean would be jealous?” The kind that promises to always be faithful and never leave us? A kind that vows to know us intimately and cherish us always? Isn’t this kind of love what makes… Continue reading Do You Crave a Love Like That?
When I pulled up to the school on that late summer day, there were two familiar faces waiting in front of it. Students I had had two years prior who were now waiting for the bus that would take them to their seventh-grade orientation. I stopped to chat with them, and before I could stop… Continue reading Getting Ready to Share in Their Stories Again
This past winter, I started thinking about next steps in getting my book published and about how writers need to have social media platforms upon which to be followed. Starting ones for myself sounded less than appealing on a number of levels. For one, I update social media platforms for the national leadership group that… Continue reading I Have Nothing Good to Say
Last year, I wrote a blog post about how twenty-eighteen was going to be the relationship year. I had never picked a word that I wanted to define my new year – something that I wanted to remember, focus on and pursue. But at the start of last year, relationships became of utmost value to… Continue reading Twenty-Nineteen: The Faithfulness Year