You know that scary house everyone whispers about? We bought it.
Category: Christian Life
Lift, release, recover: Building strength with God
Building strength isn’t just about the lift.
The dreaded middle strikes again
The Bible has lots to say about beginnings and endings–not so much about middles.
Love under pressure
Love dares us to change our way of caring about each other–and ourselves–under pressure.
All things means all things
Philippians 4:13 isn’t just for football players and actors. It’s also for the impossible everyday.
If I brushed my daughter’s hair every day, it wouldn’t hurt so much to brush; if I spent time with God every day, it wouldn’t hurt so much to live.
If you’re still here, he’s not done
Hey, all you Type As, Enneagram 1s and 3s, control freaks, and perfectionists (like me). I’m about to say some swear words. There is no “done” in this life. No matter what you accomplish with your hands or in your heart, the best you can do this side of Heaven is progress. Y’all okay? I …
Rise and shine and give God the glory, glory!
Did your parents sing-shout this at you when you were a kid? Turns out, it’s pretty good advice.
Buy what’s worth buying
‘Tis the season to be shopping! The holidays may look a little different this year, but the rush to buy the perfect gift for everyone on your list is the same as ever. And while it’s fun and easy to get swept up in the whirlwind of deals and doorbusters, we need to remember that …
A sacrifice of thanks
REAL TALK: I am not feeling terribly thankful today.I know, my privilege is showing. Bear with me.I’m an expat. I moved to Canada in 2006 and am wildly happy here, but I always make a holiday pilgrimage back to Missouri. It’s a tradition of nostalgia and belonging that recenters me in my family of origin. …
One step at a time
Coming down from #PsalmsAtSeven has been bumpier than expected. I’m a creature of structure, and going from 150 days of regular study and sharing to zero gave me a bit of whiplash. I realized that while I have Plans™ for that project in the future, I don’t have any for It Wonders Me beyond simply …
Stability in unstable times
“Stable” isn’t a word I’d use to describe 2020. I’m more likely to use the year as a swear word. You feel me. Nothing has been steady, dependable, or constant. But when the mail arrived with this tiny square of big scripture attached to my jewlery, I had to sit back for a selah moment. …