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....
Lent: a Season for Growth

Lent: a Season for Growth

As we enter the 40 days leading up to Easter (Ash Wednesday is March 6), I think upon the traditions of the season – much of which comes from my youth when Lent was “fasting from chocolate” season, and no meat on Fridays. (Which didn’t mean a...
Dust yourself off

Dust yourself off

For me, this has been a rough 40 days of prayer; my church joined together to seek the Lord, and our 40th day was yesterday. I look back and feel like maybe I fell down more than I stood up. I had more than a few moments I tossed it all up to the wind and was ready to...