You can have the world. I choose…

And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? Matthew 16:26 Fame. Fortune. Fun. Doing whatever you want, whenever you want. This is the message the world provides. Do this and you will be popular. Be like them and you will be [...]

How not to be forgotten?

Have you ever taken a look through your senior yearbook? Glanced at that superlative section? The one that listed the best looking? Most athletic? Best dressed? Most unforgettable? Then wondered who they were? Because well...you forgot them. I have been thinking recently about this: What makes someone unforgettable? Or in the same way, what makes [...]

If you knew me then…

"Do not call to mind the former things; pay no attention to the things of old." Isaiah 43:18 Small towns are known for many things. Special places to dine. To gather. Lots of people who know you. Your family. Your past. People who remember your past. The good. The bad. The ugly. We all come [...]

It is what it is

The phrase in the picture above. It’s one of my favorites. Coined by my bestie and I to remind ourselves to not worry over things we can’t control. It has carried us through tough things. Even trivial nuisances. I even have a bracelet to commemorate our adoption of the phrase. However, I heard in a [...]

Rejoicing In All Things

This is the day the Lord has made.    We will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:14, NLT It is probably no secret you have either said this verse or at least heard it. Upon waking, or upon beginning a Sunday morning church service. Spoken as a reminder to praise God for the things he has done [...]

Hold on and keep me safe

“I lost my safe. And then I did what you call a spiral. I spiraled.” These were the words I heard in that moment. When talking about loss and fear. And I felt that. Every bit of what was said. Let me explain… Prior to the isolation and anxiety that came with COVID, life was [...]

It will all be OK

Ever skipped rocks across a body of water? Picked up one with just the right shape and texture? Tossed it in such a way that it skips over the surface of the water before it finally chooses the place it will finally sink? I've never tried it. But I have thrown a few. Outside our [...]

Grace for the broken

Can a woman of God be broken by Him? Can a person who is faithful to Him struggle with doubts? With temptation? If your answer is no, you are mistaken. I’ll tell you why. Picture a woman. One who is sure of her purpose. She has put her trust in God, is sure of what [...]

Making peace with the Proverbs 31 woman

I have always had a love/hate relationship with the Proverbs 31 woman. I had a desire to be this Biblical gold standard, but then at other times, it seemed to be another standard I could just never live up to. I mean, really. Come on. She finds wool and flax, and spins it (v 13); [...]