And it's quite embarrassing now. In third grade, I worried about getting braces like all the other kids. All my friends were getting them. I didn't want to be left out. Me and my friends who didn't have them yet turned paperclips into "fake" braces. Every day I made sure to slide my little paperclip onto… Continue reading I Worried My Way Through My First 25 Years
I fall in love with it every year. It's not my favorite season, but I always grow to love it. It's because during the winter I feel the nearness of the Lord's presence and warmth in a very tender way that is different than spring, summer and fall. I draw so near to Him in… Continue reading Winter, Stillness, and the God who Doesn’t Change
Remember those moments in your childhood when you asked mom or dad for something, and the answer you got was "Not yet"? What were the emotions upon hearing that response? Anxious, restless, upset. Maybe if you're like me, you wondered how in the world you were ever going to make it until that piece of… Continue reading The Beauty of “Not Yet”
There's this sparrow. This sparrow with a scared heart. You can see the heart pounding almost out of its chest. Looking every which way, in every direction in fear. There's these hands. These hands that come and cup around the terrified little bird. They surround the bird's body. As the hands steady it, the bird's… Continue reading sparrows.
"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29) It takes a lot of faith to believe having not seen. Some days when I think on the promises God has spoken over me and over my life, I honestly wonder how much longer I can have faith in them when it… Continue reading and everything that’s new has bravely surfaced, teaching us to breathe