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.
“We’re moving.” Those words can cause a rush of panic for anyone, but for my twelve-year-old self with a bent toward anxiety, that statement completely rocked my world. And we weren’t just moving across town, either. This wasn’t even a move to a new city; we were headed across the country. In an effort … Read more
Based on Exodus 16 (CSB) Moses wiped his brow as the desert sun beat down on him. The heat of the day would be behind them soon, but for now they would have to endure. Moses sat outside his newly erected tent, watching the rest of the community rest in the shade. It had been … Read more
**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.** Rachelle Dekker wrote in her Seer Series* that life is a series of forgetting and remembering. Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of forgetting. I could blame … Read more
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
Well, it happened. I survived my first week as a first year teacher. God has been so good, carrying me, providing just enough of what I need, and helping to keep me focused on one thing at a time. I think one of the most challenging and rewarding ways I’ve seen God’s hand at work, … Read more
Ten years ago on this date my family drove up to a split level house on a quiet street with a basketball hoop out front. To my twelve year old eyes, everything was foreign and new, and I was not happy. The move from Southern California to central Kentucky had uprooted us from the only … Read more
“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