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
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.
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
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
Just a couple of weeks ago I was talking through some things with God. We were having a sort of DTR, and he told me something that caught me off guard: “Jazmin, I need you to stop determining how I pursue you and let me relate with you on my terms.” For most of my … Read more
I’ve been on this kick lately of exploring what it means to not only be a child of God, but how to live freely like one. It’s something we don’t talk about directly much. Those of us who have been in the church for a while have heard that phrase tossed around. Child of God. … Read more
I’ve been living as God’s slave instead of his child–just looking at my most recent history and habits that much is clear. I read my Bible for fear of missing some truth or direction God wants to give me. I go to church because that’s what good Christians do even when I am exhausted and what I really need is a day to just be alone and not do anything scheduled. I volunteer and fill my schedule with ministry opportunities because I feel like that’s what I’m supposed do. I’ve gone on mission trips, not because I felt called but because I thought I should.
**Some of the links below are affiliate links*, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Read my full disclosure here.** Celebrating Lent–those 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday–is a new rhythm for me. I really didn’t know about this practice … Read more