In the Meanwhile

The Lord replied, “Look around at the nations;    look and be amazed!For I am doing something in your own day,    something you wouldn’t believe    even if someone told you about it." Habakkuk 1:5, NLT For those of you who have been around a while, you know how much I love post-it notes. They have housed prayers in Bibles. They live [...]

Trust in the One

Trust. A loaded word. One word that requires surrender in any kind of relationship. In our personal relationships, and especially in our relationship with God. Trust. Also the number one reason relationships fail, according to Psychology Today. Or lack of trust, actually. I could go into all the reasons this is, but I have an [...]

Let There Be Light: Faith in the Unknown

And Abram believed the Lord, and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith. Genesis 15:6 Abram. Deemed righteous by God because of his faith. What does that even mean? First, to answer that-we must know what we are referring to when we discuss faith. According to Hebrews 11:1 and 3, "faith shows [...]

Let There Be Light: Hope in the Darkness

Advent. I’ll be real with you. I didn’t grow up in church, attending services all through the Christmas season as a kid. So as an adult, when I began attending in my late 20’s, advent appeared ritualistic in nature to me. Hear me out…I understand the meaning of Christmas. But the lighting of all the [...]

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 [...]