It used to bedevil me. Sally Jean would post a photo of her steaming coffee and heavily annotated Bible at the same time every morning, and each post would incrementally dismantle my confidence in my own faith. My mornings didn’t look like that- at least not all the time. So the guilt gnawed at my conscience…Read More
Are you struggling to find your purpose? I think most of us have a fairytale idea of searching for our purpose. We’re looking for that one big thing that is going to make a huge impact in the world or in the lives of the people around us. We’re looking for that one thing that we are going to be known for. But that just might be the problem. That might be why we struggle. Are we too focused on trying to be known ourselves, instead of making Him known?Read More
When have you stepped out of your comfort zone without knowing it?
I have. My fashion faux pas was so comfortable the other day I didn’t notice it. After work, I stopped by the grocery store but first redid my hair in the car. Yeah, I’m that type of gal. The temperature was getting way too hot in the car, so I rushed out, forgetting a detail. I picked out fresh fruits for my sister and a friend as quick foods they could eat during a busy time. The shoppers and a coworker’s family were friendly, smiling when they saw me. It wasn’t until I was loading the bags into my vehicle that I noticed I had on one pump and one tennis shoe…Read More
I don't know about you, but somehow I've completely confused what I was taught about having a strong work ethic with the idea of constant hustle. Do you find yourself going and going, non-stop? Your hustling might be related to a different area of your life, but I hope that in sharing this journey of how God is showing me that having a strong work ethic doesn't mean that I have to hustle non-stop will help you find freedom too.Read More
Our story can dictate our decisions and our life. We can hold onto our story so much that it causes present pain. Where does your past take you? Does it cause regret, fear or heartbreak? Does your past produce negative emotions? If your answer is yes, then you may be cleaving to the past. It’s good when we’re able to look back on the past and see where it’s brought us. This helps us to see life from a positive perspective. Our past is a testimony for others and can bring someone closer to Christ. Our past story can change a heart. However, the issues arise when…Read More
It’s just a few days before the first official day of Summer as I sit on our couch, writing this post. The weather has been a hot topic of discussion as my friends from coast to coast have commented on how it still feels like winter. Today it’s actually drizzling here, rain spotting the ground and outside my window one of our trees is steadily dropping its leaves. It reminds me of how life is, how sometimes even though we’re ready for the sun to shine, cold winds blow and storm clouds continue to loom.Read More