Grasping a Little, Getting Grace Upon Grace

grasping a little getting grace

She had been bleeding for twelve years. No doctors could help her and no amount of money, medicine, or medical attention had been able to fix her disorder. She was at the end of her rope, grasping for anything that had even the slightest chance to heal her. Perhaps it was a normal day when … Read more

Psalm 139: A Reminder that You Are Known

Psalm 139

In many ways this has been a hard week. I’m still struggling to keep my head above water. There’s always so much to do and I’ve been exhausted. But the week has been good too. I’ve seen improvements in myself and my students. I feel like I’m starting to understand the lingo at school and … Read more

Grace for the Failure

Amazing Grace

I was sitting at a stoplight, waiting to turn. I was in a mood, discontent, frustrated over why God is taking so long with things, and feeling like a failure for not being more patient and having more faith. God, I wish you would just slap me. That’s what I deserve. You’re too nice and … Read more

Hope Does Not Disappoint

Hope is a funny thing, isn’t it? It’s one of those words that’s often hard to define, yet we use it so frequently. Hope is a feeling of expectation that something will happen or a feeling of trust. We often connect hope with something in the future. But God’s been challenging me lately with the … Read more

Shhh, I Love You: A Message to Your Weary Soul

Shhh…. I’m not very good at shhh-ing. And this week I feel like I’ve failed at this whole idea of resetting. After an awful week last week, I decided that I couldn’t take it anymore. I needed to refocus, reset my mind on things that are good and true and be more settled in the … Read more

Unveiled Faces: Pursuing Intimacy With God

Unveiled Face

 “The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord are being transformed…” 2 Corinthians 3:17-18a Unveiled faces… When I hear that phrase, one of the first pictures that comes to mind is that of a bride. … Read more

There is Freedom: Celebrating God’s Presence

There is Freedom

When you hear the word freedom, what do you think of? For me, I think of slavery. There was a time for the nation of Israel when they were held in bondage in Egypt. After the time of Joseph, the Hebrew who ruled as second in command in Egypt, the Hebrew people became too numerous; … Read more

The Spirit of the Lord: Giver of Life, Presence, & Truth

spirit of the lord

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”~2 Corinthians 3:17-18 … Read more

Embracing Daily Freedom: Learning to Live Abundantly

embracing daily freedom

I was tied up in knots. Nothing new, but it was getting irritating. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t get out of that place, why I felt like I wasn’t measuring up, why I felt like I was failing. I thought I should have better control of my thoughts, that those emotions shouldn’t be here. … Read more

Releasing Perfection & Grabbing Hold of Freedom

I am so concerned with doing things right. So afraid of messing up and screwing up God’s perfect plan. I’m so afraid of missing something or failing. So I reach for control. I grasp and scrape and wrap myself up in this box of expectations I tell myself I have to meet. Sometimes I even … Read more