2 Prayers to Propel You into Christmas & 2021

Sometimes we need to stop and really reflect on the previous season before we can move forward in our current and/or approaching season. Maybe you feel exhausted, burnt out, and drained like me? As excited I am for what’s around the corner, I also am worn out from what felt like a long year we’ve… Continue reading 2 Prayers to Propel You into Christmas & 2021

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 Our Personalities Point to Our Purpose

My personality says I shouldn’t share my writing, because I’m shy, I don’t enjoy the technical side of it, and I can’t control how it’s perceived over the internet.  BUT I choose to believe God is equipping me so I can go where He leads. You can too!  Because we are created for a purpose,… Continue reading How Our Personalities Point to Our Purpose

How to Not Allow Your Emotions To Consume You: Part 2 of 3

I woke up and instantly felt discomfort. I grabbed for my phone to google my aching symptoms. The morning AC felt extra cool. The coffee tasted extra bitter. I needed to know what was wrong with my body. This isn’t the first time I’ve diagnosed myself. When something feels wrong, I jump to find answers… Continue reading How to Not Allow Your Emotions To Consume You: Part 2 of 3

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

Praising God in the Pain

Did you know your circumstances don’t determine your attitude? We have free will when it comes to our attitude, despite life’s unfair circumstances.  In Habakkuk (the fifth-to-last book of the Old Testament), we see the example of a prophet who witnessed brutal injustices in his own country. He begins his book with a complaint to… Continue reading Praising God in the Pain

Going From Pressure to Peace with Our To-Do Lists

When making a to-do list, do you get overwhelmed? An ignored homework due date is rapidly approaching. Dishes in the sink are crying to be cleaned. A commitment to your fitness hangs in the back of your mind. A friend sent a text earlier asking if you’re free for a specific date. Tasks on a… Continue reading Going From Pressure to Peace with Our To-Do Lists

Weary? Just Wait

Why do we get weary when we serve the Lord? As I learn to serve God and others, I’ve discovered how easy it is to get weary. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have… Continue reading Weary? Just Wait