3 Benefits of Studying the Psalms in Times of Uncertainty

It feels a little hard to find steady footing right now. I’m feeling unsettled by uncertainty, and I imagine you are too. As scary as a pandemic is when we don’t really have any answers, the truth is, I’ve felt uncertain and unsteady before. This feeling of taking one step at a time in an … Read more

Embracing Lent: 40 Days in the Gospels

Lent was a strange concept to me for many years. I didn’t grow up in a church that practiced this rhythm, and the first time I heard about it I was a second grader attending a Lutheran school. We had an Ash Wednesday service and no one quite prepared me for the silence or the … Read more

How to Get Excited about the Bible

Many of us set the goal of reading through the Bible during the year. And often when we set that goal we are all excited and ready to go. But can I confess something to you? Heading into this year I was not excited to read my Bible. I’m a big fan of reading the … Read more

So You Want to Read Through the Bible this Year

Reading through the Bible is one goal many Christians add to their list for the new year, and it’s a good one. We talk a lot around here about how faith is about relationship. There is no better way to build relationship with the Lord than to get to know Him through His Word. But … Read more

Why Study the Names of Jesus

Rachelle Dekker wrote “Life is series of forgetting and remembering.” If you hang around me for any period of time you’ll probably hear me share those words because they are some of the most freeing I have ever encountered. They remind me that I’m not going to get it right the first time–or the twenty-first … Read more

Connecting with God in Your Busy Season

When we settle our focus on God, when we remember that this life isn’t just about accomplishing and achieving and doing, but being devoted to relationship with God, we’re able to breathe a little deeper. We’re able to unwind our identity from what we have to do and remember who we are.

We are children of God, and we have things to do, but those things don’t define us. God does.

You Can Trust God with Your Heart

I’m going to join a convent. My thumbs tapped out the declaration in a late night text message to a friend, a coded SOS that my heart was not in a great place. As I waited for her response, hoping she was still awake, I briefly thought about looking up the nearest convent on Google … Read more

How to Live a Beautifully Devoted Life

I’ve spent most of my life believing that Christianity is something you do. That in order to please God you have to be good enough. You have to follow the rules and meet with God every day in a certain way. And for years, that’s what I did. I paid attention to what other mature … Read more