“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” Anne Bradstreet Hope is such a strange thing. We love it, and yet we simultaneously despise it. It can be the most painful thing. Do we dare to … More The Pain of Hope
Recently a friend and I were catching up over FaceTime. Sharing what was happening in our lives. Both of us had some pretty big changes just happen or that were about to begin. With changing seasons and fresh paths most likely comes a roller coaster of potential emotions so how do we move forward and … More Feeling all the Feels
With the election in the U.S. only a week away the question looms, “Who should I vote for?” The debate is heated. The country seems divided still. Most of us Americans appear to loathe the thought of voting for either of the two primary candidates. Some will decided to not vote at all. I don’t … More Who Should I Vote For?
What does it mean to “stand in the gap” for someone? Biblically, there are physical and spiritual examples of this concept. (Ps. 106:23; Ezek 13:5, 22:30, Nehemiah 4:16, Isaiah 58:12, I Timothy 2:1) When the Israelites were rebuilding the wall in Nehemiah 4, half of the people literally stood by the ones working, with weapons … More Standing in the Gap
I had an interesting experience recently. I began to pray something to the effect that Christians would be open to the supernatural. Then all of a sudden I realized, mid-prayer, how ridiculous that sounded as it came out of my mouth – praying that we would believe that God could work in supernatural ways. Merriam-Webster … More God – the Supernatural?
“This season is purposeful. Don’t skip today dreaming about tomorrow.” … More Waiting on “Real Life” to Start
Lately I’ve been thinking about something that I learned from my parents while growing up. I’ve really been struck with the fact that both of them are givers, one of those “caught not taught” ways of life. I mean I’m sure we talked about these things, but the real impact came from just watching and learning … More An Orphan No Longer