Nothing speaks to my heart like a good object lesson—particularly when that object lesson comes to me out of the blue, almost as if God were downloading it straight from his heart into mine as I take in the world around me. Let me give you an example from a recent experience. I was sitting … Continue reading Through the Faded Reflection (Fix Your Eyes on Jesus)
A few days ago, I wrote about some truly magical Christmas memories from my childhood. In that post I shared that, to me, Christmas means family. In fact, every childhood memory that I hold in my heart centers around family, because in my upbringing, family was immensely important and fiercely cherished.
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 24: Summarize Philippians 2:5-11 in your own words and how it makes you feel. MY SUMMARY Lots of people give the advice, “just be yourself.” The problem with this advice is that it leans on the deceptive hearts and wavering … Continue reading A Better Way: My Personal Summary of Philippians 2:5-11
Day 23: List 10 words you would use to describe Jesus. 1) Faithful. “Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist.” – Isaiah 11:5 (NIV). The word “faithful” has been on my mind a lot lately...
When Jesus came, it was messy. He didn’t come to this earth in a seamless, spotless regal procession. He came as a baby, born in dirty, smelly surroundings, during a time long before modern medicine existed.
Do you ever consider what it means to be connected to life? Do you ever stop to think about where life comes from and what actually sustains you in each and every moment? I think these are questions that I typically take for granted as I flow through the motions of my day to day … Continue reading Connected to Life
Happy Easter! I simply had to share this video because it is beyond cute and it makes me really happy! But I can also understand this little girl's confusion about how Jesus and the Easter Bunny fit together, when there seem to be two very different messages on what Easter is about coming at children … Continue reading Easter Gratitude
When I was a little girl, I always slept with a blanket on my head. I suppose that statement requires a little bit of explanation. I don’t mean that I pulled my comforter up over my head to cover my ears when I went to sleep, like I do now. What I mean is that … Continue reading The Blanket Diaries…
I don’t know how to process what I am feeling right now. Emotionally tired? Confused? Overwhelmed? There’s one thing I do know for sure: I do not feel like writing. I keep sitting here and staring at my screen with a tremendous urge to slap shut my laptop and go do something else—anything else that … Continue reading Heart Surgery: Who do You Want Holding the Scalpel?