Why the Word ‘Temporary’ is Important

“It’s only temporary.” is the phrase He keeps saying. He says it to remind me, but probably to remind himself too. Every obstacle. Every bump in the road.  Blowing the converter in the RV breaker box, cleaning out disgusting dead mice, lightning leaving us with no electricity… My husband and I work 2 hours from… Continue reading Why the Word ‘Temporary’ is Important

What is Our Purpose?

If you read my high school journals, you’d know that I constantly struggled with the question: what is my purpose? To me, purpose was confusing and something that I had to figure out. I struggled with who I was and what I was supposed to do. (Who hasn’t asked themselves those when growing up?) I… Continue reading What is Our Purpose?

Four Ways to Root Your Identity in Christ Amidst the Craziness of Life

I don’t think it’s a stretch to say we’ve all been there. Saying yes to too much, and now you’re scrambling to do it all. Leaving out what we know matters most: sitting at the feet of Jesus like Mary in Luke 10:42.  We might not complain to Jesus that our sister is not helping… Continue reading Four Ways to Root Your Identity in Christ Amidst the Craziness of Life

How Does The Cross Change My Identity

The symbol of easter is a cross. Yes, it used to stand for death, but now it means more. “Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) The cross means we have the choice to accept the… Continue reading How Does The Cross Change My Identity

How to Swap Stress for Stillness

Do you put a lot on yourself? Does life thrust undesirable circumstances on you? Whatever is the cause of your stress, know you are not alone. I’ve had my fair share of periods of stress. I’ve learned a lot in those (mostly) self-inflicted seasons of busyness: Trying harder only leads to burn outNo one is… Continue reading How to Swap Stress for Stillness

2 Ways To Grow Your Relationships With Your Words

Have you ever experienced a relationship that’s been wounded from a harsh spoken word or neglected from a lack of unspoken words?  I’ve experienced the struggle firsthand. I learned the hard way: words are crucial within a relationship/friendship.  “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for… Continue reading 2 Ways To Grow Your Relationships With Your Words

Examining Ourselves Through The Word

One late afternoon at my grandma’s house, none of my cousins were there to play with and there was nothing else to do. So, I picked up a child’s bible story book and began to read. By the end of the day I had read every story in that book. “What an accomplishment!” I thought.… Continue reading Examining Ourselves Through The Word

You Snooze You Lose

Slapping snooze every morning is one of my bad habits. My alarm first rings at 5 am. I slap it twice, and then it’s 5:30. This is when I get up.  The other day I was so tired and ended up hitting snooze till 6. I figured I probably wouldn’t get up in time to… Continue reading You Snooze You Lose

3 Ways to Know God’s Will For Your Life

What if I told you, you CAN know God’s will for your life? That might sound unconvincing, but friend, hear me out. My trip was booked. I had told people what I was doing and where I was going. I believed I received confirmation from the Lord on the trip because I was so blind… Continue reading 3 Ways to Know God’s Will For Your Life