I’ve heard it expressed, “I want my children to surpass me in the strength of their own walk with the Lord, but I don’t want to make it easy for them.” I wholeheartedly understand the idea behind this sentiment. The notion is that we shouldn’t be lax in our own pursuit of Christ and make it easy ... Read More about What if Making it Harder Actually Makes it—Easier?
The women in our church recently finished a study on 1 John, and I had the honor of helping to co-teach the last session with a dear friend of mine. Below is an excerpt/adaptation of some of what I shared. “Little children, keep yourselves from idols.” 1 John 5:21 Keep yourself from idols: ... Read More about Keep Yourself from Idols
The Lord has set my course. I stated this to my soul as I recognized the familiar, subtle rumbling of, “Should I be doing more?”, stirring up my thoughts and emotions into a whirlpool of subconscious unsettledness. It’s not that in that moment my plate wasn’t sufficiently full. It’s just that I ... Read More about Stay the Course
This post was originally published in my monthly email, along with some other fun subscriber-exclusive content. If you're interested in receiving these right to your inbox, feel free to pop your info into the "subscribe" field. There’s a theme I’ve come up against many times the past year or ... Read More about The Scales of Truth
Last month I got together with a dear friend of mine. She’s experienced a significant amount of loss in her life, including a miscarriage just months earlier. I’ve had the honor of catching some up-close glimpses into the ways the Lord has worked in her heart in the midst of sorrow the past ... Read More about She Prayed for Me