All Things

I might be the only one to find myself wrapped around the axle in worry. Wondering if God’s going to be able to pull this fan out of the fire. Thinking something got so messed up that it’s hard to imagine what scenario could ever bring it to a conclusion....

A time for everything

The practicality of the truths of Scripture sometimes confound my mind. How is it that the God who created heaven and earth and holds it all in the palm of His hand is also able to explain my own life to me in such simple terms? There is a time for everything,    and...
Giving God my “Yes”

Giving God my “Yes”

Our church is losing our beloved senior pastor after 29 years, Steve Schell….and this weekend he introduced us to our new pastor, Ben Dixon, due to start in August. We were able to hear his heart for the Lord and the story of how he was called to this new post....
Living in the midst of grace

Living in the midst of grace

I’ve fallen behind. I’ve been in quite the season for a few months now. And while I am tempted to beat myself up – I’m leaning into my relationship with Jesus to live in the midst of grace. Completely unwarranted,...
Demonstrating Bible Journaling for non-artists

Demonstrating Bible Journaling for non-artists

One Pentecost weekend, I found myself sitting in the church foyer for hours. Our church began hosting an annual art show a few years ago – and I was in charge of it this time around. We ask artists in our church family to share Holy-Spirit-inspired artworks....
Holy Week: Fulfilling God’s call

Holy Week: Fulfilling God’s call

Students of the Old Testament know just how much prophecy is contained in these books – I am not a scholar by any means at all…but I have found some of the most eye-opening moments for my faith walk are when I am shown a prophecy made generations before...
Guilt Erased

Guilt Erased

Guilt. It’s a horrible beast. It robs us of joy. Of hope. Of confidence that in Jesus, our sins really ARE covered in His grace. Guilt lies to us, and wants us to believe we’re not worthy of forgiveness, and that God doesn’t love us nearly enough to forgive that...
It’s His fight. Not mine.

It’s His fight. Not mine.

Maybe I’m the only one…but trying to fight God’s fights for Him is an error I’ve made time and again. I fret. I worry. I try to fix things. and yet…there’s really not much I can do on my own! From Exodus...

Praise my way through it

Light a candle in a bright room, and not much changes. But light that flame in darkness….and that tiny flicker has an outsized impact. I went through a dark spell a while ago, and was having a hard time seeing my way through it. I felt like I was on a long march...
Jesus in my Neighborhood

Jesus in my Neighborhood

A few years back, I heard a pastor preach at chapel when I worked at a Christian nonprofit…he was a guest pastor, and oh my did he bring the Word. I’ll never forget one of the phrases he used: Jesus had been gettin’ all up in his neighborhood....