“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s an innocent enough question, and one I’ve asked plenty of kids…including my own. But you know, I’m starting to think it’s also incredibly misguided and misguiding. What I mean by that is, we ask that question as though the answer is what determines the… Read More
What a mess this election season is! Although, I vaguely remember saying the same thing last election season. And probably the one before that. This post will not be a partisan one, so if you’ve come here and plan to debate parties or even issues, you might as well go ahead and keep scrolling to… Read More
I think when I began this blog site I assumed its content would revolve around the misconceptions and lies that kept me from personally walking in the freedom of Christ. I battled for so many years on the fertile soil of my own broken mind that my perspective of taking my thoughts captive was pretty limited to… Read More
A growing trend in the blogosphere is a push for authenticity. Of course, it’s juxtoposed with everyone’s perfectly filtered Instagram photos, so it’s been a subtle transition from the “close to the chest, dirty laundry is not for airing” mentality of previous generations. Even so, I’ve noticed that, particularly in Christian circles, the blog posts that we… Read More
I often wonder if I had lived in biblical times which camp I would have been in throughout the events of redemptive history. If I were just in the crowd, how would I have behaved? Would I have scoffed at Noah and called him insane? Would I have complained and doubted Moses on the way… Read More
I’m on (what I pray is) the tail end of a week and a half long cold. Over the course of this past week I’ve been struck by how easy it is to forget. When my mind is fuzzy When my body is weary When my strength is gone I forget. I forget that the… Read More
Perhaps you’ve reached a point in life where you’ve had to ask yourself the question…”is God enough?” Is He strong enough… Is He patient enough… Is He loving enough… but what about just, Is He Enough? It’s one thing to reach a point where we believe that God is able to meet every need, heal… Read More
When faced with a stressor, a quick decision, an opportunity to respond to a person or situation…our brain has to cling to the familiar to create some sense of grounding.
As I think back over various seasons of my life, it should be no surprise to me that the times when I’ve been best prepared to squelch the enemy’s lies have been the times when I was most saturated in God’s Truth. Because our brains cling to the familiar.
As an elementary school teacher, I was amazed at how frequently I would have my own “aha!” moments while teaching ten-year-olds. I’m not just talking about big, life-lesson, “aha” moments…although those certainly happened as well. No, I mean… I’m teaching dividing fractions, something I’ve done since I was ten years old, and all of a sudden… Read More
Recently, I sat down to write a short devotional on the “Fruits of the Spirit” for an event our women’s ministry was having at church. I started by looking online to see what was already out there, which, disappointingly, was not much. There are few devotions about what each fruit is and how it should… Read More