Are we really that different?

So many differences among us. If you turn on any news outlet. Scroll through any social media commentary (which I just don’t do anymore), you will note that it seems the world is at odds. No one seems to agree on anything. Relationships are in shambles if you really dig down deep underneath the surface. [...]

Leaving the shame behind

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 We had started over. My husband and I that is, in many ways. But in this case, what I am talking about is a devotional we had started afresh. The devotion to intentionally read. One I mentioned a while back [...]

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 [...]

Just see Jesus

Oh, I have days I lose the fightTry my best but just don't get it rightWell I talk a talk that I don't walkAnd miss the moments right before my eyes. -Zach Williams, Less Like Me I know what that’s like. I aim daily to “fight the good fight.” But...there are days I fail. I [...]

The things we take for granted

Starbucks. It is no secret I love the place. When I go in, they greet me by name. They have my order ready before I get to the counter. They know where I work, and that Friday is my hardest day. They know which football team I like, and it is a topic of conversation [...]

Praises in the dead of night

I hadn't been there in a while. Netflix and a young boy who wouldn't leave my bed had kept me from using the space. Until for 3 straight nights I was woken a little past 2am. Trying desperately to get rid of all the thoughts flooding my brain. 2am. Then 3am. Then, this gentle whisper: [...]

I’ve got the joy, joy, joy

Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Grunts. Kicks. Moans. All by 8:30 in the morning. Complaints about what is in the fridge to eat. Complaints about the days plans. Words like these: "Grateful? For [...]

One simple word of gratitude

“Just wanted to let you know I am grateful for you and all you do for us! I love you!” This was the text I sent after being challenged at the beginning of a company wide meeting to send a message to someone to let them know we were grateful for them. It wasn’t hard [...]

Praise Him Anyway

I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. Psalm 34: 1 In my daily work, I often find myself moving from one crises to another. It is for this reason that I often have to forget or put aside my own crisis that may have occurred outside the school [...]