They Don’t Know You; God Does

I woke up distracted this morning.   I make a vow during my time with God to not use my phone, but I found this morning I spent a large amount of time on it. Good things had happened in the last couple days. A new energy was all around. A new “stepping into.” Prayers [...]

TikTok Truths

 Each day proclaim the good news that he saves.Publish his glorious deeds among the nations.    Tell everyone about the amazing things he does. Psalm 96: 2-3, NLT Last year when I began to embrace the girl God created, the one I knew I always was, but had forgotten for a time, I also began to embrace [...]

It’s OK, God Knows

We were on our way to church. I was in the passenger seat. A rarity on this morning since both my husband and I are moving in different directions and towards church at different times on most Sundays. Behind one of those loud cars. A souped-up version of a car of old I once had. [...]

Not By My Strength, But His

Ever heard of a life verse? It’s a verse from the Bible that speaks to you and usually defines the way in which you walk in your daily life with Christ.  Do you have one? I do. One I even decided to tattoo on my arm as a reminder to live out its truth daily: [...]

It’s All About the Heart

"Yes, she is a pastor." "Oh, really? I never would have guessed that." This was the response received in the cabinet section at the local home improvement store. The comment made when my husband advised the sweet lady of my second "vocation." It wasn't the first time I had been told this. It was a [...]

He is still working through you

A couple years ago I was on fire. Passionate. I was pretty certain that God had placed a specific calling on my heart. I knew I had heard him, remember the events. The time. The place. Who was around. What He said to me. I had a plan and a purpose. A focus. A desire. [...]

The one who “sees” you

Ever had to do an assignment in which you were asked to think about your funeral? Never. Well…I had never been either, until reading through the next chapter in the weekly devotional my husband and I have been completing together. Full disclosure: We are on our second round. Really our first and less than half. [...]

So what if I am beautiful?

Can you begin to hate a word? Like cringe every time you see it or hear it? Has that ever happened to you? Because it had happened to me. See, I had begun to hate a word. I hated what this word had come to define in culture. What the world had taught women about [...]

Staying truly connected

One of the things we all crave is connection. We are all looking for someone with whom we can feel we can share our lives. Our secrets. Our dreams. Our hearts. We want connection.  Connection also requires vulnerability. Vulnerability requires us to bear all. Bearing all causes hurt. When we become hurt, we retreat, and [...]

The Battle: Part 2

I didn’t want to go. It is 7:45 pm. The service started at 7:15, so I am sure to have missed some of it anyway. What is the point in showing up 30 minutes late? Plus, I am exhausted, I have been in the nursery for 3 solid days and I could use this night [...]